ALBANY, N.Y. – UAlbany's Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks has been named a preseason FCS All-American by Athlon Sports, announced on Thursday.
Of the 27 players named preseason FCS All-Americans, only four, including Ibitokun-Hanks, are not seniors. Ibitokun-Hanks is also one of three running backs/fullbacks to be named preseason all-americans.
Ibitokun-Hanks, who enters his junior season in 2017, was a STATS FCS All-American last season for UAlbany. He was was fourth in FCS and first in the CAA with 1,401 rushing yards and fifth in FCS and second in the CAA with 16 rushing touchdowns in 2016.
Earlier this month, the football team was ranked #20 in the preseason by Athlon Sports. The Great Danes open the season at Old Dominion on Saturday, September 2nd. UAlbany football season tickets are currently on sale for the 2017 season. Prices start as low as $75. For more information, visit ualbanysports.com/tickets or call the UAlbany ticket office directly at 518-442-DANE.