Rhattigan Named Second Team All-American by USA Today

Rhattigan Named Second Team All-American by USA TodayFirstie linebacker Jon Rhattigan was named a Second Team All-America by USA Today, it was recently announced.

This joins Rhattigan's previous honor of Third Team All-America by Pro Football Focus (PFF), announced earlier this week.

Army’s first-ever semifinalist for the Bednarik Award, Rhattigan finished the regular season with a team-high 78 tackles on the season, along with the most tackles for a loss with nine. The Naperville, Ill., native has two interceptions on the season. He returned one pick for a touchdown and brought the other one back 50 yards. He also has two fumble recoveries on the year, including one that set up the lone touchdown against Navy.

Entering the season Rhattigan had just six career tackles in 14 games played. Much of the playing time he saw was on special teams, as he was behind two-time captain and current member of the Los Angeles Chargers Cole Christiansen on the depth chart.

Rhattigan and the Black Knights will head to the 62nd AutoZone Liberty Bowl on December 31 to face Power Five opponent West Virginia at 3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET in Memphis, Tennessee.

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