Constant earns STATS FCS All-America honors

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SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Redshirt sophomore Jean Constant (Delray Beach, Fla.) was named a Third Team All-American by STATS FCS on Tuesday afternoon.

Constant, who was also named an All-American by Phil Steele last week, is the first kick returner in program history to earn All-American honors. He is the first Bulldog to earn All-American accolades from STATS FCS.

Following a strong redshirt freshman season, Constant enjoyed a breakout year this fall. He posted the fifth-most all-purpose yards (1,633) in a single season in program history, finishing the season ranked fifth nationally. Constant was explosive in the return game, accumulating 1,019 total return yards, the second most in the country at the end of the regular season. He returned 36 kicks for a program-record 989 yards and two touchdowns, posting return scores of 100 and 86.

Constant was a First Team All-NEC return specialist, a Second Team All-ECAC return specialist, and a Second Team All-NEC wide receiver. He was also a two-time STATS FCS Honorable Mention National Special Teams Player of the Week. One of Bryant's top three receivers, he posted 48 catches for 594 yards and seven touchdowns, finishing the season with 10 total touchdowns.