By Matt Noonan
Framingham State University’s Nick Stanfield and MIT’s Elliot Tobin were each honored by D3Football.com on Friday, earning preseason All-American honors. Both Stanfield and Tobin were selected to the second team.
Stanfield is a three-year starter for the Rams, coming off a solid junior season, which saw the Everett native collect multiple post-season awards. He was recognized by the New England Football Writers as a Division II/III All-New England selection, while being named the Massachusetts Sate Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Offensive Lineman of the Year. Stanfield was a first-year all-conference selection and helped the Rams offensive line yield just eight sacks.
Tobin claimed the New England Football Conference (NEFC) Offensive Lineman of the Year award and was named a first-team all-conference selection and honorable mention All-American. Tobin assisted the Engineers’ offense in re-writing the MIT record book, guiding the Cardinal and Gray to the program’s first-ever conference crown. MIT captured its initial NCAA Tournament game, defeating Husson College in overtime.