The Slippery Rock University football team has been ranked fifth in the nation in the first preseason national poll in Division II this year by Lindy’s Sports. The publication also has named Rock football captains Henry Litwin and Chad Kuhn first team preseason All-Americans.
Litwin is a senior receiver from Linesville and Kuhn a defensive end from Vandergrift.
The Rock is coming off a 13-1 season in 2019 that saw SRU post the second best record in all of Division II. They reached and hosted a national semifinal game and finished that year ranked sixth. 19 of the 20 seniors eligible to take an extra year due to the pandemic have chosen to do so. SRU will open the season in Detroit against Wayne State September 2nd.