Philadelphia, Pa. -- University of Maine senior defensive lineman Michael Cole (North Brunswick, N.J.) has been named to The Sports Network FCS Preseason All-America Third Team, as announced by the network on Monday, July 1.
A season ago, Cole recorded seven sacks in just five games to go along with 20 tackles and a pair of forced fumbles. Cole's 7.0 sacks unofficially led the CAA, as he did not appear in enough games to officially qualify for the recognition. Heading into 2013, Cole stands just 6.5 sacks away from tying the all-time school-record of 27.5 sacks in a career.
The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) received a total of 14 selections to the preseason All-America team, fourth most among FCS leagues.
To view a complete list of the preseason All-America team, click here.