December 21, 2013 Names Gaffney and Kozub All-America

SALEM, Va. - Lebanon Valley linebacker Frank Gaffney and left guard Brendan Kozub have been named second-team all-America by

The pair helped LVC to its first Middle Atlantic Conference title since 1969, leading their respective units all season long. They are the 12th and 13th all-Americans in program history, eight of them now under head coach Jim Monos.
Gaffney and Kozub are the third pair of Dutchmen teammates to be named all-America by since 2000; Sean Berwager and Pete Henning earned honorable mention that year, and Ben Guiles and Cory Homer were honorable mention and third-team picks, respectively, in 2011.

Gaffney was named a second-team all-America by Beyond Sports Network earlier this week, and adds the honor to cap off a tremendous junior season. He led the nation in solo sacks, recording 13.0 overall, and led Lebanon Valley with 82 tackles, including 60 solo stops, and 19.5 tackles for a loss. The MAC Defensive Player of the Year is a finalist for the Cliff Harris Award, and was an all-ECAC pick earlier this week. A disruptive force all over the field, he also broke up five passes and on special teams, he blocked three PATs.

Kozub, a senior captain, led an offensive line that was one of the MAC's best. Kozub started all 11 games at left guard and helped LVC rank third in the MAC with 207.5 yards rushing per game while allowing just 15 sacks in pass protection during the regular season. Kozub did not allow a sack individually as the o-line's top pass protector. Behind the line, LVC racked up nine 100-yard rushing performances between Austin Hartman and Brendan Irving and had a 441-yard team effort against Misericordia.