Harold Landry Collects Preseason All-America Honor
Nation’s leader in sacks featured on the cover of Athlon Magazine
June 20, 2017
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Senior defensive end Harold Landry was named to Athlon Magazine’s Preseason All-America first team, the magazine released Tuesday. Landry was one of Athlon’s eight All-America first team selections from the ACC, tying for the most of any conference along with the SEC.
Landry finished 2016 as the nation’s leader in sacks (16.5) and forced fumbles (7) on his way to earning All-America accolades from the Associated Press and Walter Camp Football Foundation. The North Carolina native was also fifth in the nation and second in the ACC with 22.0 tackles-for-loss. Landry set the Boston College single-season record with 16.5 sacks a year ago.
He was also a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award in 2016, given annually to college football’s top defensive end.
Boston College returns 46 letter winners and 17 starters in 2017 after the Eagles won three consecutive games to close out the 2016 season, including a 36-30 win over Big Ten foe Maryland in the Quick Lane Bowl. It was the first bowl win for the Eagles since 2007 as BC went to the postseason for the third time in the previous four seasons.
BC opens the 2017 season Friday, Sept. 1 at Northern Illinois (9:30 p.m.) on CBS Sports Network. The Eagles open the 2017 home schedule on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. vs. Wake Forest (ACC Network Extra).