Football's McLellan Honored By Empire 8, D3Football.com
, Sept. 27, 2004 – Springfield College’s Brian McLellan
is the defensive player of the week in the Empire 8 Football Conference, announced today.
McLellan was also honored as part of the 'Team of the Week' by D3Football.com.
A senior defensive tackle from Mansfield, Mass.
led the Pride, which is ranked fourth nationally in Division III, to a 38-20 victory over Alfred (N.Y.)on Saturday. He made a team-high 9.5 tackles, including nine solo hits. McLellan, a graduate of King Philip Regional, knocked down two passes at the line of scrimmage, recorded a sack for a loss of 14 yards, and finished with two tackles-for-loss. Thanks in part to McLellan, SC recorded three second-half interceptions, including two in the fourth quarter.
For his career, McLellan, a three-year starter, has 19 tackles-for-loss (85 yards) and six sacks (60 yards).
The fourth-ranked Pride (2-0) has won 16-straight regular season games, a school record. SC hosts Utica (N.Y.) on Sat., Oct. 2 at 1:30 p.m. on Benedum Field.