Case Western Reserve University senior defensive end Brian Calderone has been named a second team preseason All-American by D3football.com. The announcement was made on the popular small college Web site this week.
"I think it's a long time coming," fifth-year Head Coach Greg Debeljak explained. "Brian's play in the past has sometimes been overshadowed by other outstanding players on our team. So it is certainly time for him to receive this kind of recognition."
Calderone, touted as one of the best defensive players during the Debeljak era and a first team All-UAA honoree in 2007, had 82 tackles last season, including a team-high 13 for a loss and added seven sacks.
The Spartans, who open-up September 6 at Kenyon College, will begin the 2008 campaign ranked in the top 20 in three separate polls: 10th by Lindy's, 12th by The Sporting News and 16th by USA Today.
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