Football: Mount Union's Tom Lally Named to AFCA All-American Team

Tom Lally
Tom Lally

WACO, Texas -- Mount Union senior defensive lineman Tom Lally (Fairview Park/Lakewood St. Edward) has been named to the American Football Coaches Association All-American team.

The prestigious team has been selected by coaches since 1945 and is limited to only 25 players per season.

Lally has been one of the leaders on the nation's top rated defense as he leads the nation and has set a school single season record with 18.0 sacks this season.  He is also Mount Union's all-time sack leader with 40.0 sacks over his four-year career.

Mount Union's defense post six regular season shutouts as the Purple Raiders won their 24th straight and 27th overalll Ohio Athletic Conference title as Lally was named the conference's top defensive lineman winning the Paul Hornemann Award for a second straight season.

Lally, a two-time All-American, has never missed a game in his four-year career and will play in his 60th and final game Friday night as top ranked Mount Union takes on No. 3 ranked St. Thomas (Minn.) in the Stagg Bowl - NCAA Division III title game -- Friday at 7 p.m. in Salem, Va. 

Mount Union has a record 24 selections by 22 different players since the team was started in 1945.