Shaffer, Terio earn national attention
A pair of Salve Regina football players has garnered quite a bit of preseason attention heading into the 2013 campaign. Captain Floyd Shaffer ’14 and Phil Terio ’15 have each received numerous preseason all-America nods this summer.
An all-New England Football Conference (NEFC) selection at center last season, Shaffer was the anchor of one of the best offensive lines in the conference. The Seahawks ran for more than 100 yards in every game except for their season opener, topped 150 yards on the ground in seven of their 10 games and eclipsed the 200-yard mark four times.
Throughout the summer, Shaffer was named to the Phil Steele college football preseason all-American second team, USA Football Network all-American third team and Lindy’s Sports all-American first team.
After picking up three all-American selections and being named the NEFC defensive player of the year to end the 2012 season, Terio earned at least one spot on five different preseason all-America lists, including two selections from D3football.com, Phil Steele’s college football preview and USA Football Network as a cornerback and a return specialist.
Beyond Sports Network named Terio a first team preseason all-American cornerback, while Lindy’s Sports college football preview placed Terio on its second team as a cornerback. Terio was highlighted by Josh Buchanan of JBScouting.com as one of the top 10 Division III players going into the 2013 season. Last year, Terio set the NCAA DIII record for most interceptions returned for a touchdown (4) and tied the touchdown return record (6).
The Seahawks open the 2013 season at home against Bridgewater State University on Sept. 7.