UNH football team’s DeAndrade, Crossan earn All-American honors

  • New Hampshire Wildcats Casey DeAndrade #28 is seen on the sidelines against the Stony Brook Seawolves during a college football game on Saturday, September 19, 2015 in Stony Brook, NY. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan) DeAndrade Gregory Payan

  • UNH?s Dalton Crossan (27) gets past a Colgate defender during Saturday?s first round FCS Playoff game at Cowell Stadium Shawn St.Hilaire/Fosters.com UNH’s Dalton Crossan (27) gets past a Colgate defender on Saturday. The running back was held to 45 yards.

By Monitor staff
Published: 12/30/2016 11:25:14 PM

Casey DeAndrade and Dalton Crossan capped their senior seasons for the UNH football team with HERO Sports FCS All-America honors Friday.

DeAndrade, a cornerback, captain and special teams star, earned First Team honors, while Crossan, a running back and New Jersey native, landed on the Third Team.

It’s the fifth All-America honor for DeAndrade and the ninth of his career. He was honored once as a sophomore and three times as a junior.

The 5-foot-11 East Bridgewater, Mass., native ranked second on the 2016 team in unassisted tackles (48), assisted tackles (23), total tackles (71), interceptions (three) and pass breakups (10). He also forced two fumbles and had a fumble recovery.

Crossan, who was also named to the All-CAA Second Team, led the Wildcats in rushes (233), rushing yards (1,281), rushing touchdowns (10), all-purpose yards (1,977), kickoff returns (20) and kickoff return yards (430). He also ranked third in receptions (42) and fifth in receiving yards (266).

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