WACO, Texas – The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced its 2013 Division III Coaches All-America team on Monday morning and Washington and Lee senior offensive lineman Connor Hollenbeck (Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta) was among those honored.
Hollenbeck was one of five offensive lineman recognized on the team, which honors just 25 players – 11 on offense, 11 on defense and three specialists. He is the first W&L football player to earn All-America laurels from the AFCA since offensive lineman John Packett '87 was so honored in 1986. Hollenbeck was joined on the 2013 team by Guilford junior Satiir Stevenson, who earned the award as a defensive back.
Hollenbeck received the All-America honor after posting First Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference honors for the second straight season. He started all 10 games in 2013, paving the way for a rushing offense that ranks second in Division III with an average of 346.7 yards per game.
A four-year starter, Hollenbeck was a preseason Second Team All-America selection by both D3Football.com and Lindy's College Football Preview. He also received First Team Al-South Region accolades from D3Football.com.
Washington and Lee finished the 2013 season with a 5-5 overall record and a 3-4 mark in conference play.