The Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) is counting down the days until kickoff by highlighting league facts and statistics while also highlighting players to watch from all eight institutions!
A new player or fact will be featured on twitter every day leading up to kickoff on Thursday, August 31 when Alfred State travels to Coast Guard for the first game of the 2017 season. Be sure to follow @d3ecfc on twitter to catch all the highlights.
Below we recap days 31-40.
Ryan Barry of Castleton returns for his junior season after ranking second on the Spartans with 36 receptions in 2016.
Mount Ida's Nick Hewitt logged 14 catches for 135 yards at receiver for the Mustangs in 2016.
Wes Joseph anchored the Privateers defense in 2016; recording 17.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks (both team highs).
Ricco Aaron and Taj Watkins combined for 52 tackles last year for the Bulldogs.
Anna Maria's offensive line returns two seniors in Dan Stout (2016 ECFC Honorable Mention Selection) and Ronte Cooper to fuel the AMCATS' offense this season.
Josh Ashley led the Alfred State receiving corps last season with 380 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
Castleton's senior defensive end, Bubba Collins, tied for a team-high ten tackles for loss last season.
Timel Benton appeared in nine games for Gallaudet as a freshman, leading the Bison with 537 passing yards at quarterback.
Luke Washburn of Husson led the ECFC with 12 sacks and ranked second with 18.5 tackles for loss in 2016.
Dwayne Hunter-Parker is back to patrol the secondary for Mount Ida this season. In 2016 he led the team with seven pass break-ups and two picks.