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Preseason All-American Honors for Pelton '13

Jake Pelton, a senior safety on the Washington and Lee football team from Charlottesville, is one of 25 players from around the country named to the first team of the D3football.com Preseason Division III All-America team.

A business administration major, Jake is a three-year letter winner and a 2012 team captain. He was an honorable mention selection by D3football.com following last season, when he was also first-team All-ODAC and first team All-South Region.

The Charlottesville Daily Progress, Jake’s hometown newspaper, featured his All-American honors in a story last Sunday. In it, Jake talked about the transition that he and the rest of the Generals will be making this fall, when Scott Abell takes over as head coach from Frank Miriello, who retired following last season.

Said Jake: “The transition went smoothly. It was sad to see (Coach) Miriello go. It was an honor to play for him, but there is this new sense of excitement.”

Jake and the Generals open the season on the road at Franklin & Marshall on Sept. 1.