MINNEAPOLIS – Salisbury University football senior Riley Cannon helped lead one of the top rushing offenses in the nation during the 2016 season, and he was named one of the top offensive linemen this week, earning first-team all-region honors from D3football.com.
Cannon, an offensive guard, helped the Sea Gulls to 376.7 rushing yards per game during the season which ranked second in the NCAA – across all divisions, trailing only Washington and Lee University (390.3 yards per game). Salisbury's offensive line also allowed only 1.18 sacks per game, good for 35th in Division III football, while leading the New Jersey Athletic Conference.
Cannon is just the third Sea Gull to earn first-team offense honors since the inception of the D3football.com all-region awards. The other two selections were also offensive linemen, with Alex Smith getting the nod in 2011 and Brian Mansfield being named in 2012.
Cannon is now eligible for D3football.com All-American honors, which will be announced on Friday, December 16, in advance of the Stagg Bowl.
To see the D3football.com All-East Region Team in its entirety, click here.