Notre Dame (OH) offensive lineman Brandon Nicholson is one of two Falcons on the 2021 College Football America Yearbook’s Division II Preseason Starting Lineup, the book’s version of a preseason All-America team.
Just as importantly, the Falcons are No. 5 in the 2021 College Football America Yearbook’s Division II Preseason Top 30.
The Falcons played a shortened season in the spring, with the Mountain East Conference playing a two-division format. The Falcons went 5-0 overall, 4-0 in MEC play. The Falcons dominated the four games they played in the regular season by outscoring their opponents, 219-43. Form held in the conference championship game as the Falcons knocked off Charleston, 51-34, for its third consecutive league championship.
In 2019, the Falcons reached the national quarterfinals before losing to Slippery Rock.
Nicholson in 2019 earned Second-Team All-Super Region 1 honors and was named First-Team All-MEC. Guam Lee was the other Falcon to make the Starting Lineup. Lee also earned Second-Team All-Super Region 1 honors and was named First-Team All-MEC in 2019.
The Falcons open the season on Sept. 4 at home against Ashland, followed by the opening of MEC play against Wheeling on Sept. 9.
The Division II section of the College Football America 2021 Yearbook features 25 pages of content including:
- National Division II preview;
- Division II preseason Starting Lineup;
- Update on each Division II conference;
- Capsules for every Division II team, including 2020 results and 2021 schedules;
- Eleven color action, coach and stadium photos.
The College Football America 2021 Yearbook features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.
The print edition is available online via Amazon.com and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble.