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Fornadel earns second preseason All-American honor

James Madison senior offensive lineman Liam Fornadel was recognized on the 2020 Athlon Sports...
James Madison senior offensive lineman Liam Fornadel was recognized on the 2020 Athlon Sports FCS Preseason All-America Team, as he was one of 26 players nationally to earn a spot on the squad.(WHSV)
Published: Jun. 3, 2020 at 10:50 AM EDT
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James Madison senior offensive lineman Liam Fornadel was recognized on the 2020 Athlon Sports FCS Preseason All-America Team, as he was one of 26 players nationally to earn a spot on the squad.

It’s the second preseason All-America nod for Fornadel, who was also named a First Team Preseason All-American by HERO Sports in May.

A two-year starter at right tackle, Fornadel was a 2019 All-American, earning recognition from the AFCA, STATS, HERO Sports and the Associated Press. Fornadel, who was also tabbed the Touchdown Club of Richmond Division I Offensive Lineman of the Year, was part of an offensive line that helped JMU lead the country in completion percentage (70.6%) and fourth-down percentage (88.9%).

The Dukes also ranked second on third down (53.6%), third in both scoring offense (40.0) and first downs (24.81), fourth in pass efficiency (169.44), sixth in red-zone percentage (91.7%), seventh in time of possession (33:14) and 10th in both total offense (465.8) and rushing offense (242.9).

Fornadel was the lone Colonial Athletic Association student-athlete to be named an Athlon Sports Preseason All-American.