May 30, 2014

Sporting News, Lindy's Put Gaffney On Preseason Lists

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Lebanon Valley College rising senior Frank Gaffney has appeared on preseason watch lists from Sporting News and Lindy's.

Sporting News has Gaffney as a preseason all-American, one of just 11 around Division III, while Lindy's named him to their 2014 All-Division III team, again one of only 11 on defense. An outside linebacker, Gaffney will look to repeat his all-American junior season that saw the Dutchmen (8-3 in 2013) win the Middle Atlantic Conference title and qualify for the NCAA Tournament.

Elected a captain for 2014, Gaffney is coming off a dominating first season in the blue and white after transferring from two-year Thaddeus Stevens. The consensus all-American was a finalist for the Cliff Harris Award, given to the nation's top small-college defensive player, and was the MAC Defensive Player of the Year, First-Team All-East, and a three-time national team of the week member.

He led NCAA Division III with 13.0 sacks, an LVC season record, among his 19.5 tackles for a loss overall. He led LVC with 82 tackles, including 63 solo stops, and broke up three passes with five hurries. He recorded three games with three or more sacks, including four hits against Wilkes and three against nationally-ranked Lycoming.

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