MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Washington & Jefferson senior quarterback Pete Coughlin has been named a Second Team Preseason All-America by D3football.com.
The recognition gives W&J a Preseason All-America for the second consecutive season after offensive lineman Zack Crossey was a First Team honoree in 2015. Coughlin is the second quarterback from W&J to land on the D3football.com Preseason All-America list, joining W&J Hall of Famer Bobby Swallow, a 2008 Second Team Preseason All-America. In total, Coughlin becomes the ninth President honored since the website began recognizing preseason All-Americas in 2000.
Coughlin, an Upper St. Clair graduate, has twice been named Second Team All-Presidents' Athletic Conference. Last season, he led W&J to the sixth-ranked total offense and eighth-ranked passing offense in Division III as he completed 223-of-314 passes for 3,023 yards, 25 touchdowns and seven interceptions. His completion percentage of 71.0 led all of Division III and established new single-season records both at W&J and in the PAC. Over the final six games of the season, Coughlin completed 122-of-154 attempts, a 79.2 completion percentage, for 1,915 yards with 18 touchdowns and no interceptions, while eclipsing 300 yards in the final four games of 2015.