UAlbany standout running back Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks has been named a 2016 STATS FCS All-American, being placed on the Third Team.
This past November, UAlbany students Jon Martin, Sean McCleary and Brendan Chetuck formed the group "Beards with Benefits" for "No Shave November," helping raise money for the Bernard & Millie Children's Foundation.
Announced by the conference office Tuesday, the University at Albany football team had six players earn 2016 CAA Football All-Conference honors. The Great Danes had three first-team selections in sophomore running back Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks, junior fullback Anthony Manzo-Lewis, and senior linebacker Michael Nicastro. In addition, junior defensive lineman Malachi Hoskins and senior cornerback Rayshan Clark were named second-team, while senior offensive lineman Kevin Malloy earned third-team honors.
University at Albany redshirt senior cornerback Rayshan Clark has been named the CAA Defensive Player of the Week, announced Monday by the conference office.
With a 13-6 victory over rival Stony Brook, the University at Albany football team claimed the Golden Apple Trophy in the fourth annual Empire Clash Saturday at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium. With the win, the Great Danes finished the 2016 regular season with a 7-4 overall record and 4-4 mark in the CAA, while Stony Brook fell to 5-6 on the season and 4-4 in conference play.
The University at Albany football team (6-4, 3-4 CAA) will celebrate its 20 members of the senior class as well as battle for the Golden Apple Trophy when the Great Danes host Stony Brook (5-5, 4-3) Saturday in the annual Empire Clash. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.
Announced Monday, University at Albany sophomore running back Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks has been named the CAA Offensive Player of the Week. In addition, he was tabbed the FCS National Performer of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA).
With 298 rushing yards and three touchdown scampers, sophomore running back Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks shattered UAlbany's all-time single-game rushing record and led the University at Albany football team from a 22-point deficit to a 36-25 victory over No. 21 New Hampshire Saturday afternoon at Wildcat Stadium. With the win, UAlbany improved to 6-4 overall and 3-4 in the CAA, while UNH fell to 6-4 on the season and 5-2 in conference play.
With two games remaining in the regular season, the University at Albany football team closes out its road slate Saturday, taking on No. 21/23 New Hampshire. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium.
While the University at Albany football team held a 17-7 lead in the second the quarter, the University of Delaware came back to score 26 unanswered points, stealing a 33-17 win away from the Great Danes Saturday afternoon at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium. With the loss, UAlbany fell to 5-4 overall and 2-4 in conference play, while the Blue Hens improved to 4-5 on the season and 2-4 in the CAA.
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