December 18, 2015

DelVal Football - Lighty named to D3Football All-America First Team

#31 Senior Linebacker Rashaad Lighty from Pottstown, PA / Pottstown High School
SALEM (VA) – Delaware Valley University senior linebacker Rashaad Lighty (Pottstown, PA/Pottstown) has been named to the 2015 All-America First Team as announced by the website on its pregame broadcast prior to the Stagg Bowl (NCAA Division III Championship Game).

It is Lighty’s first All-America honor and he is the 19th Aggie to garner All-America accolades (the fifth on the first team), all since 2003.

Lighty had a year to remember for DelVal as he started all 11 games and racked up 53 tackles (13.5 for losses), 10.5 sacks and six forced fumbles. He still leads all of Division III with his six forced fumbles and is still 22nd in the country in sacks, despite the fact that his season ended nearly four weeks ago.

Lighty’s other honors in 2015 include his second straight all-Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) first-team selection, his second straight all-East Region pick and a spot on Team USA in the Aztec Bowl.

Lighty helped lead DelVal to a 9-2 overall record, including a victory in the inaugural Centennial-MAC Bowl Series.