JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – For the second consecutive season, Carson-Newman football has closed the year ranked in the AFCA top 20. This year, the Eagles finished 17th, up a spot from the previous poll.
The Eagles were ranked wire-to-wire this year, starting the season 17th and rising as high as 11 after a week one win over Wayne State. The Eagles have been nationally-ranked for 16 consecutive weeks.
C-N finished in the top five of the national statistics in rushing yards (343.8), fourth down conversion percentage (73.1 percent), fewest passes intercepted (two) and tackles for loss allowed (3.15).
Quarterback De'Andre Thomas (Milledgeville, Ga.) led the SAC and was eighth in the nation in rushing touchdowns with 20, he was two away from Carson-Newman's school record. Jaycob Coleman (Norton, Va.) earned All-American honors with 10.5 tackles per game.
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