New Hampshire Football Report

O’Connor named to FCS First Team

CHICAGO – Neil O’Connor (Leominster, Mass.), a senior wide receiver for the University of New Hampshire football team, has been named to the STATS FCS Preseason All-America First Team. O’Connor was previously selected to the HERO Sports Preseason All-America First Team and All-CAA Preseason Team.

In 2017, O’Connor was named to five All-America teams following a junior season in which he ranked No. 1 in the CAA and third nationally in receptions (97) and also paced the conference in receptions/game (6.9), receiving yards (1,396), receiving yards/game (99.7) and TD receptions (10). The 97 catches were the second-most in a UNH season (R.J. Harris, 100, 2014) and his 1,369 receiving yards ranked No. 4 in program single-season history, 155 yards shy of all-time co-leaders Harris (2014) and David Ball (2005).

Neil O’Connor’s 2017 Season CAA and NCAA Rankings

Category 2017 Stats CAA Rank NCAA Rank
Receptions 97 1 3
Receptions/Game 6.9 1 11
Receiving Yards 1,396 1 4
Receiving Yards/Game 99.7 1 11
TD Receptions 10 1 T-14

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