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Bryant and Parham Named to FCS All-America Team

Dec. 12, 2017

EASTON, Pa. -- Seniors Brandon Bryant and Phillip Parham have been named to the Associated Press FCS All-America Team announced on Tuesday afternoon. Parham and Bryant were selected to the AP Second-Team defense.

Bryant finished his senior campaign ranked third in the nation in tackles per game (12.1) and ninth in solo tackles per game (6.3). The team captain and All-Patriot League First-Team honoree made 133 tackles, the most since 2005, including a career-high 19 tackles against Harvard. He was named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week three times in 2017.

Parham, also an All-Patriot League First-Team honoree, led the nation in interceptions per game, recording seven picks in 11 starts, and passes defended (12 pass breakups). His seven interceptions were spread out over seven games. He finished fifth on the team in tackles with 56, playing in 39 career games with 33 starts.

Bryant and Parham are the first Leopards since Andy Romans '09 in 2008 to earn All-America honors in football.