Ryan Brady Earns Preseason All-America Honors
WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross senior linebacker Ryan Brady has been selected as a preseason third team All-American by HERO Sports. He was one of just five players from the Patriot League to be honored.
Last year, Brady was named to Phil Steele’s All-Patriot League second team, in addition to earning Academic All-Patriot League honors. He started all 11 of Holy Cross’ games at linebacker in 2017 and ranked second on the team with 110 total tackles, including 86 solo stops. Brady also recorded four quarterback sacks, 10 tackles for loss and two pass breakups. He finished the season ranked third in the Patriot League in tackles, sixth in tackles for loss and ninth in sacks. Over the course of his collegiate career, Brady has now totaled 137 tackles, six sacks and 14 tackles for loss.
A complete list of the 2018 HERO Sports preseason All-America team follows.
HERO Sports 2018 FCS Preseason All-America Teams FIRST TEAM OFFENSE QB Devlin Hodges Samford Sr. RB Bruce Anderson North Dakota St Sr. RB Dom Bragalone Lehigh Sr. RB Tevin McCaster Youngstown State Sr. WR Keelan Doss UC Davis Sr. WR Neil O’Connor New Hampshire Sr. WR Nathan Stewart Sam Houston State Jr. OL Larry Allen Harvard Sr. OL B.J. Autry Jacksonville State Sr. OL C.J. Collins Kennesaw State Sr. OL Daniel Cooney San Diego Sr. OL Mitchell Watanabe Sam Houston State Sr. ATH Chandler Burks Kennesaw State Sr. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE DL Ahmad Gooden Samford Sr. DL Darin Greenfield South Dakota Jr. DL Greg Menard North Dakota State Sr. DL Chris Stewart Sam Houston State Sr. LB Bryson Armstrong Kennesaw State So. LB Josh Buss Montana Sr. LB De'Arius Christmas Grambling State Sr. LB Christian Rozeboom South Dakota St Jr. DB Marlon Bridges Jacksonville State Jr. DB Deion Harris North Dakota Sr. DB Rashad Robinson James Madison Sr. DB Marvin Tillman Western Carolina Sr. FIRST TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS P Alex Pechin Bucknell Sr. PK Chase Vinatieri South Dakota St Jr. RS Juwan Petit-Frere SE Louisiana Jr. RS Justice Shelton-Mosley Harvard Sr. LS Patrick Eby Columbia Sr. ST Brady May Weber State Sr. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE QB Easton Stick North Dakota State Sr. RB Marquell Cartwright N.C. A&T Sr. RB Zane Dudek Yale So. RB James Robinson Illinois State Jr. TE Wes Preece UC Davis Jr. WR Davion Davis Sam Houston State Sr. WR Jesper Horsted Princeton Sr. WR Kelvin McKnight Samford Sr. OL Tyler Davis The Citadel Sr. OL Vitas Hrynkiewicz Youngstown State Sr. OL Zach Larsen Southern Utah Jr. OL Iosua Opeta Weber State Sr. OL Tanner Volson North Dakota St Sr. ATH Chris Murray Montana State Jr. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE DL Chris Terrell Central Arkansas Jr. DL Miles Brown Wofford Sr. DL Randy Robinson Jacksonville State Sr. DL Jaison Williams Austin Peay Jr. LB Jabril Cox North Dakota State So. LB Armand Dellovade Youngstown State Sr. LB Troy Reeder Delaware Sr. LB LeGrand Toia Weber State Sr. DB Robbie Grimsley North Dakota St Sr. DB Nasir Adderley Delaware Sr. DB Mac McCain N.C. A&T So. DB Rob Rolle Villanova Sr. SECOND TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS P Ian Berryman Western Carolina Sr. PK Lorran Fonseca Nicholls Sr. RS Rashid Shaheed Weber State So. RS John Santiago North Dakota Sr. LS Josh Brady Jacksonville State Jr. ST Mozai Nelson Maine Sr. THIRD TEAM OFFENSE QB Gage Gubrud Eastern Washington Sr. FB Joe Protheroe Cal Poly Sr. RB AJ Hines Duquesne Jr. RB Marcus Marshall James Madison Sr. WR Elijah Bell N.C. A&T Jr. WR Emmanuel Butler Northern Arizona Sr. WR Kamron Lewis Saint Francis Sr. OL Alex Conley Duquesne Sr. OL Drew Himmelman Illinois State So. OL Connor Mignone Central Connecticut So. OL Mac Patrick James Madison Jr. OL Ryan Wetzel Monmouth Sr. ATH Caylin Newton Howard So. THIRD TEAM DEFENSE DL Andrew Clyde Richmond Sr. DL George Obinna Sacramento State Sr. DL Aaron Patrick Eastern Kentucky Jr. DL Nick Wheeler Colgate Jr. LB Ryan Brady Holy Cross Sr. LB Warren Messer Elon Sr. LB Nick Miller Penn Sr. LB Gunnar Scholato Austin Peay Sr. DB Jordan Brown South Dakota St Sr. DB Aron Spann The Citadel Sr. DB Abu Daramy-Swaray Colgate Jr. DB Xavior Williams Northern Iowa So. ATH Jimmy Moreland James Madison Sr. THIRD TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS P Fidel Romo-Martinez Delaware State Jr. PK Trey Tuttle Weber State So. RS D'Angelo Amos James Madison So. RS Cade Johnson South Dakota State So. LS Erik Schlecker N.C. Central Sr. ST Isaiah White Stony Brook Sr.