MADISON, NJ - Fairleigh Dickinson University - Madison junior middle linebacker Tom Pouliot (Hillsborough, NJ) was named to the 1998 Football Gazette South Region All-American Third team defense as announced by the publication today.


The honor caps an outstanding season for the 5-11, 235-pounder. He racked up a school - record 159 tackles for the season, averaging 15.9 hits per contest. He also broke single-season school records for solos with 69 and assists with 90. Pouliot added 4.5 sacks for 47 yards, six tackles for a loss of 34 yards, three fumble recoveries, two caused fumbles, a blocked extra point, five quarterback pressures, an interception, and a pass breakup. Pouliot is just 26 tackles short, with a year to go, of becoming the Devils career leader in tackles, standing with 290 lifetime stops. He also has 167 career assisted tackles to place second in school history and is third at FDU with 123 solo tackles. He racked up no less than nine tackles in every contest and recorded 16 or more in nine games, including two games with 18. Pouliot was named MAC Defensive Player of the Week after he piled up 16 tackles and blocked an extra point attempt that would have sent FDU's meeting with Delaware Valley College into overtime. He was also named to the ECAC Honor Roll twice.

Pouliot was named to the Middle Atlantic Conference-Freedom League First Team two weeks ago for the second straight season as well.

Thomas Pouliot Named Among 1999 National Strength And Conditioning Association All-American Athletes

Colorado Springs, CO - Thomas Pouliot from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ, was selected by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a 1999 NSCA All-American Athlete. The nomination was submitted by Strength and Conditioning Coach William T. Klika III.

This prestigious award program recognizes outstanding male and female athletes who have excelled in their strength and conditioning. Selections are also based on community involvement, academic achievement, and leadership qualities.

The program is in its sixteenth year and is made possible by the support of Power Systems, Inc., a Knoxville, TN fitness industry leader.