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Three UAlbany football players named to FCS preseason All-America team

Mofor named to first team by HERO Sports, Undercuffler and Metheny earn spots on second team
UAlbany's Karl Mofor carries the ball during a 2019 game at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.
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UAlbany's Karl Mofor carries the ball during a 2019 game at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.

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ALBANY — Three UAlbany football players, Karl Mofor, Jeff Undercuffler and Levi Metheny, have been named to the 2020 HERO Sports Preseason All-America teams, announced Thursday.

Mofor, a senior running back from Greenbelt, Maryland, was named to the first team offense.  In 2019, Mofor rushed for 1,290 yards on 264 carries with 10 touchdowns. His 1,290 rushing yards rank as the sixth-most productive season in program history, and he ranks ninth all-time with 2,441 career rushing yards. Mofor was named to the CAA First Team, HERO Sports FCS All-America Second Team and Phil Steele Postseason All-CAA First Team.

Undercuffler, a redshirt sophomore quarterback from Delran, New Jersey, was named to the second team offense. In 2019, Undercuffler set new UAlbany program records for single-game and season passing attempts, completions, and touchdowns, single-season yards, and tying the program record for single-game yards. His 41 touchdown passes led all FCS quarterbacks, and he already ranks fourth in program history with 4,069 career passing yards. Undercuffler was named CAA Offensive Rookie of the Year, HERO Sports Freshman All-America First Team, All-ECAC Second Team, ECAC FCS Rookie of the Year, Phil Steele Postseason CAA Freshman of the Year, and Phil Steele Postseason FCS Freshman All-America Second Team. Additionally, Undercuffler was the runner-up for the STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award, recognizing the season’s most outstanding FCS freshman.

Metheny, a redshirt-junior linebacker from Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, was named to the second team defense. Metheny led the Great Danes with 120 total tackles in 2019, including a CAA-best 63 solo tackles. Metheny was named to the CAA Second Team and Phil Steele Postseason All-CAA Second Team in 2019.

In total, 21 CAA players were named to the HERO Sports Preseason FCS All-America team, with five others joining Mofor on the first team: James Madison offensive lineman Liam Fornadel, Towson running back/returner Shane Simpson, Richmond defensive lineman Kobie Turner, James Madison safety/returner D’Angelo Amos and Villanova linebacker Forrest Rhyne

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