PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Red-shirt senior defensive end Terrence Fede (Nyack, N.Y.) and red-shirt senior right tackle Phede Celestin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) of the Marist football team have been named Football Championship Subdivision All-Americans by The Sports Network. Fede earned First Team honors, and Celestin was named to the Third Team.
Fede has also been named a Second Team FCS All-American by the Associated Press. In 2013, he set Marist’s single-season program record with 13 sacks, which gave him a program-record 30.5 sacks for his career. He currently leads the FCS in sacks per game. Fede also registered 59 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss, four pass break-ups and a forced fumble. He had at least half a sack in 9 of 11 games, and at least half a tackle for loss in 10 of 11 games. Fede was named PFL Defensive Player of the Week twice this season.
Fede was also named Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Year this season. He finished sixth nationally in the voting for the Buck Buchanan Award, which is presented to the best defensive player in the FCS.
Celestin was a four-year starter at right tackle for the Red Foxes, and was named First Team All-PFL each of the last three seasons. In his nine starts this season, Marist went 7-2, averaging 425 yards of total offense (264 passing, 161 rushing) and 35.7 points per contest. His efforts helped the Marist offense record its best statistical output in its 36 years as a varsity program, as the Red Foxes set program records for points scored, number of times scoring over 30 points and number of consecutive games scoring over 30 points. Celestin made 40 career starts at right tackle.
This season, the Marist football team won a share of the PFL championship for the first time in the Red Foxes’ five years in the league. With an 8-3 overall record, Marist achieved its highest win total in its 36 years as a varsity program.