SALEM, Va. – Stevenson football senior Austin Tennessee became a consensus First Team All-American on Friday night as he was named to the D3football.com All-America team. Tennessee is the first All-American in the six-year history of the Mustang football program.
Tennessee, who was the D3football.com East Region Defensive Player of the Year and a First Team All-Region selection, totaled 57 tackles (44 solo) for the Mustangs. He tied for the team lead in interceptions with six and had 200 interception return yards, including a pair of pick sixes, while also recording eight pass breakups. The Mustangs rank third nationally with 26 interceptions in 11 games and also rank among the national leaders in turnovers gained with 30 and turnover margin (+1.45).
Earlier this week, Tennessee was named an AFCA First Team All-American, making him a consensus All-American among the two major All-America teams. Tennessee has also been named the Middle Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and a First Team All-Conference selection and an ECAC First Team All-Star this season. He is also a finalist for the Cliff Harris Award.
Stevenson finished 9-2 in 2016 for the second straight season. The Mustangs captured their first-ever MAC championship with an 8-1 league record and made their first NCAA playoff appearance.