FRANKLIN – Senior quarterback Chase Burton has been named a Second Team Preseason All-American by D3Football.com, as was announced by the website on Tuesday afternoon.
Burton is coming off a season that saw him lead the nation in touchdown passes with 42 and lead the HCAC in completion percentage (68.3), passing yards (3,761), and yards per game (376.1).
The Corydon, Ind-native placed in the top-10 in Division III in each of those categories and was named HCAC Offensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.
The Grizzlies averaged 39.4 points per game in 2016, finishing 8-2 overall and 7-1 in HCAC play. Franklin opens the 2017 regular season on Saturday, Sept. 2 at Thomas More. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.