Saturday, April 20, 2024

W&M Football Ranked No. 4 in AFCA FCS Coaches’ Preseason Top 25

(Tribe Athletics)

WILLIAMSBURG — With the 2023 campaign set to kick off in less than three weeks, the William & Mary football team earned a No. 4 national ranking in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Coaches’ Preseason Poll.

A consensus preseason top-10 pick, W&M returns the majority of its starters from last year’s record-setting squad. This season’s talented group is led by 10 preseason all-conference standouts and five preseason All-America selections. Additionally, linebacker John Pius and defensive end Nate Lynn were selected to the Buck Buchanan Watch List, while running back Bronson Yoder was chosen to the Walter Payton Award Watch List. Pius was also recently chosen to the Butkus Award Watch List, which honors the nation’s top collegiate linebackers. He is the lone Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) player on the watch list

Led by 2022 Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Finalist Mike London, the Tribe will look to build off of last season’s tremendously successful campaign in which it equaled a school record with 11 victories, advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals and won a share of the CAA title. Tickets are on sale and available at

The Tribe will open its 2023 slate at Campbell on Thursday, Aug. 31, while its home opener at Zable Stadium against Wofford will be the following weekend (Sept. 9).

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