PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Defensive end Frank Beltre of the Tiger football team has been named to the NCAA FCS Football "Defensive Linemen To Watch," according to The Sports Network.
Craig Haley, the managing editor of the TSN website, says "Frank Beltre is an aggressive, driven player who keeps getting better. He is entering his fourth year as a starter. The All-CAA Football talent helped the Tigers post an amazing turnaround in winning the conference title last year. He had 68 tackles, including 12 for loss, and four sacks. He has 30.5 tackles for loss in his career."
A native of Randolph, N.J., Beltre also earned honorable mention Al l-America honors as a junior. He was fourth on the team with 68 tackles and led the team with 12 tackles for lost yardage. Beltre led Towson in tackles for lost yardage and quarterback sacks with four.
In his career, Beltre has made 196 tackles with 30.5 tackles for lost yardage. He has also made six quarterbacks.
A starter in 11 of 12 games last season, Beltre has played in all 34 games the last three years. He is one of nine returning starters on the Tigers' defensive unit.