SALEM, VA -- The D3 Senior Classic is the premier post-season all-star game showcasing the talent of senior players on the NCAA Division III football level. The third annual game will be held on the weekend of December 10, 2011 at Salem Stadium, home of the NCAA D3 National championship game, in Salem, Virginia.
During the past months, the selection committee members of the D3 Senior Classic organization have researched many outstanding and deserving players from the graduating class of 2012, to be honored as 2011 All-Americans.
"The announcement of our preseason All-American team honors the deserving, dedicated, and passionate players found on this level of college football. We are proud to be associated with D3 football," stated Peter St. Lawrence, co-founder of the D3 Senior Classic game.
Two-time Eph captain, senior middle LB Dylan Schulz, has been named an Honorable Mention Pre-Season All-American honoree by the D3 Senior Classic and will be in contention to the annual all-star contest in December. Schultz, a First Team All-NESCAC honoree in 2010, led the Williams defense with in tackles (71), solos (48), assists (23), tackles for a loss (8.5) and sacks (8.5/33 yards). He also registered one pass interception, forced two fumbles and recovered one. Eph head coach Aaron Kelton noted. "Dylan is the catalyst of our team and everything we do. He is a tremendous leader. When you think of the great players who've played at Williams he has to be in the conversation."
The list of players on the D3 Senior Classic website are all eligible to receive a game invitation to the 2011 Classic. Invites will be mailed beginning in September and up to the November 15, 2011 commitment deadline. 80 players will participate in the 2011 game, represented in a North vs. South format. Last year the North won a wild 26-18 game.
In Addition, the D3 Senior Classic website will post a player "watch list" throughout the upcoming season. Nominations for deserving players are welcome from all fans and followers of D3 football.
The D3 Senior Classic Football Game is sponsored by the Collegiate Development Football League (CDFL).
Contact information for the game, including tickets, banquet info and sponsorship packages, can be obtained by emailing: D3seniorclassic@gmail.com.