Gono lands on AP Little All-America Division III First Team

Photo by Angela Benefield
Photo by Angela Benefield

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Senior offensive tackle Matt Gono earned a spot on the 2017 Associated Press Little All-America Division III First Team, which was announced on Thursday.

A Gagliardi Trophy semifinalist, Gono was named to the American Football Coaches Association All-America First Team earlier this week.

Gono is a three-time D3Football.com All-East Region and New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) First Team honoree. He is also a two-time All-Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) All-Star and a 2015 D3football.com All-America Honorable Mention selection.

Gono did not allow a sack all year and helped lead the Wolverines to the best offense in the NJAC with 5,295 total yards, including 2,477 yards on the ground. He paved the way for five All-NJAC Players, including NJAC Offensive Player of the Year, ECAC All-Star and D3football All-Region running back E.J Lee.

Lee ranks fifth in Division III in rushing touchdowns (22), seventh in rushing yards (1,582) and 14th in yards per game (131.8).

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