(Seguin)- Senior offensive lineman Alejandro Briseno (Brownsville/Rivera) capped his collegiate football career at Texas Lutheran with a selection to the 2017 D3football.com All-America Third Team.
Briseno, TLU's starting left guard, is the 89th playing All-American in TLU football history.
Briseno previously was named to the D3football.com All-South Region First Team and to the American Southwest Conference First Team.
Briseno was a key cog in the Bulldogs' offensive machine. He started all 10 games and was a team captain for a squad that finished the year ranked 10th nationally in total offense (486.1 yards per game).
TLU also finished the year 18th in rushing offense (244.2 ypg), 78th in passing offense (241.9 ypg), 41st in scoring (35.7 ppg), 34th in sacks allowed (1.2 pg), 24th in total first downs (245), 23rd in third-down conversion percentage (.464), and 17th in time of possession.
Briseno played a huge role in TLU's turn-around 2017 season. The Bulldogs went 6-4 overall and 6-3 in the American Southwest Conference after posting a 2-8 record (and 2-4 mark in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) in the prior season.
In the 2017 ASC Preseason Coaches' Poll, TLU was picked seventh out of 10 teams. The Bulldogs, led by ASC Co-Coach of the Year Carl Gustafson, ended up in a tie for third in the league.