Turner Named LoHan Ratings First Team All-American
MADISON, N.J. (December 19, 2018) - Another day, another award for FDU-Florham football senior linebacker Isaiah Turner. Turner was recognized by Logan Hansen of TheHansenRatings.com as a First Team All-American as well as the East Region Defensive Most Valuable Player and First Team East Region. TheHansenRatings.com All-Region teams reward production and value provided above replacement level. (Defenders are awarded "Yards" for every type of stat they can accrue--tackles, TFLs, sacks, INTs, INT Ret TDs, PBUs, FF, FR, F Ret TDs, Blocks, and Safeties. The "weight" of each stat is mirror offensive TAY/P. For example, Total Adjusted Yards for sacks is based on the yards lost by the offense and opportunity cost of non-sack dropbacks. INTs for defenders have the same value as INTs for QBs. PBUs are weighted according to the opportunity cost of non-PBU pass attempts, etc.) - Courtesy of Logan Hansen. The senior linebacker was named an All-American by both the AFCA and D3Football.com in addition to gaining All-Region honors from D3Football.com. Turner finished fifth in the country with 13.9 tackles per game, and third with .5 forced fumbles per contest. The senior led the Devils with 139 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss and 10.0 sacks. The Rockaway, N.J. native forced a team-leading five fumbles to go along with three interceptions. Turner also has been named the ECAC Defensive Player of the Month on two occasions this year. For the second time in three seasons, he was chosen to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team and was a First Team All-MAC Freedom selection. Additionally, senior wide receiver Mike Panzarino and senior defensive lineman Robert Planter were named to the Fourth Team. Panzarino hauled in 102 catches for 1,146 yards to go along with 13 touchdowns in his final season. The senior was first in the nation with 10.2 catches per game and ninth with 114.6 receiving yards per game. Additionally, he finished11th in the country with 1,146 receiving yards and 13th with the 13 receiving scores. Panzarino set the FDU single-season record with 102 catches and became the career-leader in receptions and receiving yards. Planter had a career-season finishing third on the club with 44 tackles. His 10.0 sacks is tied for second on the single-season list, and notched his first career interception earlier this year. The senior intercepted a pass against William Paterson and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown. The Manchester, N.J. native set a career-high with 3.0 sacks as the Devils knocked off Widener for the first time in 19 meetings. He notched seven tackles, including four and a half tackles for a loss in the 21-17 victory, also a career-high. With the Pride facing a 4th and 2 from near midfield, the senior burst through the line, tackling the running back for no gain.