September 2, 2014

Lebanor Valley - Gaffney Named to D3 Senior Classic Watch List

Sr standout linebacker Frank Gaffney (Photo courtesy of Lebanon Valley College Sports Information)
ANNVILLE, Pa. - Senior linebacker Frank Gaffney has been named to the D3 Senior Classic Super Senior Watch List, has announced.

The list, honoring the top seniors heading into the 2014 NCAA Division III season, was selected by the 2014 D3 Senior Classic bowl committee and the Team America coaching staff. The list is a joint effort between and the Collegiate Development Football League.

Gaffney was named a preseason all-American by five different organizations, and will look to repeat his standout 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.

LVC starts the season Sept. 6 at Franklin & Marshall.

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