Four Sea Gulls named to ECAC South All-Star teams

Four Sea Gulls named to ECAC South All-Star teams

DANBURY, Conn. – Four Salisbury University football players have picked up postseason awards from the Eastern College Athletic Conference, being named to the organization's South All-Star teams.

Seniors Riley Cannon and Connor Canonico were named to the first team, while Ryan Kolb and Sean Rowland claimed second-team honors.

Cannon, a starter throughout the season at offensive guard, helped pave the way for an offense which rushed for 376.7 yards per game – the second-highest total in NCAA football. The offensive line also protected its quarterbacks, surrendering just 1.18 sacks per game, which led the New Jersey Athletic Conference and ranked 35th nationally.

Canonico led the rushing offense in 2016, going for 955 yards on the ground and 10 scores despite missing one game due to injury. The super back saved the best game of his career for last, rushing for a career-high 203 yards and one touchdown in Salisbury's ECAC Legacy Bowl appearance.

Kolb, a starter at the slot position, scampered for 863 yards and four touchdowns, while catching six passes for 104 yards and a pair of scores.

Rowland, who was named the NJAC Special Teams Player of the Year, returned 12 kickoffs for a 32-yard average this year, including a season-opening kickoff return for a touchdown against Albright College.

The Sea Gulls won the Legacy Bowl against Carnegie Mellon University on November 20, by a 52-20 score, to cap an 8-3 campaign. The ECAC appearance marked the 13th-straight season in which Salisbury has played in the postseason, and it was the program's sixth ECAC bowl victory.

To see the ECAC South All-Star teams in their entirety, click here.

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