Brockport Earns Five on Preseason All American

BROCKPORT, N.Y. – The 2018 preseason All-America Team was released on Monday, with The College at Brockport football team claiming five spots, tying the highest total for a Division III program. The University of Wisconsin – Oshkosk also placed five on the list, with the defending National Champions, University of Mount Union, seeing three and the National Runners Up, University of Mary Hardin Baylor, placing one. Quarterback Joe Germinerio and safety Jake O'Connell headlined the list, snagging First Team titles. Germinerio returns to the huddle for the Green and Gold after a breakout 2017 season. The junior was both the Empire 8 and East Region Offensive Player of the Year, breaking the previous mark of a Golden Eagle quarterback for passing yards in a season. The Wynantskill, N.Y. native established himself as a dual threat in 2017, racking up 40 total touchdowns (27 passing, 13 rushing). O'Connell is no stranger to the preseason All-American list, earning his spot on the First Team for the second straight season. Following the 2017 preseason All-American pick, O'Connell proved his worthiness to the title to the tune of seven interceptions, three of which were returned for touchdowns. He also recorded 56 tackles, and broke up eight passes on his way to First Team All-Empire 8 and All-East Region selections. Brockport also had three players earn the distinction of Third Team. Justin Morris