Gono named AFCA Coaches’ All-America

Photo by: Angela Benefield
Photo by: Angela Benefield

By: Bret LaGasse

WACO, Texas – Senior offensive tackle Matt Gono was named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Coaches' All-America First Team on Tuesday.

Gono is a three-time D3Football.com All-East Region honoree and a two-time All-Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) First Team award winner and a 2015 D3football.com All-America Honorable Mention. Gono was also a semifinalist for the Gagliardi Trophy.

Gono led the Wolverines to the best offense in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) with 5,295 total yards. He paved the way for sophomore running back and fellow All-ECAC First Team honoree E.J. Lee, who rushed for 1,582 yards and 22 touchdowns. With Gono guiding the way, Lee ranked 7th in rushing yards for all of DIII.

One of the best offensive lineman in the country regardless of division, all 32 NFL teams have been to Wesley's campus to see Gono play.