PLYMOUTH, N.H. - One of the freshmen on the Plymouth State University football team was recognized for his efforts this season by receiving one of the top honors from the Freedom Football Conference.
Freshman Dan Fallon (Manchester, N.H./Central) was named the FFC Defensive Rookie of the Year on Monday in voting by the league's seven head coaches. Fallon was one of the bright spots in a disappointing season for the Panthers.
A 5'8", 166-pound safety, Fallon was regularly one of the Panther leaders in tackles this fall. He finished with a total of 72 tackles to lead the team and rank seventh in the conference. Fallon made 55 solo stops while also contributing three pass breakups, one blocked kick, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He led the Panthers in tackles in five of the last six games, making at least 10 stops against Springfield, Bentley and WPI.
Fallon was also named to the FFC Weekly Honor Roll for his efforts in PSU's final game of the season last Saturday at WPI. He finished with 10 tackles, including nine solo, and one stop in the WPI backfield. He also forced a fumble in the 37-8 setback to the Engineers. He was also the FFC Rookie of the Week late last month.
Despite the efforts of Fallon and the rest of the Panthers, PSU finished the season with an 0-10 record and an 0-6 mark in the FFC.
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