Virginia Union University's Sterling Hammond has been named to the First Team All-American Division II Team by Lindy's Sport Magazine, it was announced on June 25.
Hammond, junior defensive back from Caret, Va., was named the CIAA Defensive Player of the Year in 2017. He finished the season ranked first in the CIAA with 5 interceptions. He tallied 70 total tackles, including 46 solo tackles. The Caret, Virginia native earned CIAA Defensive Back of the Week on two occasions this season.
Hammond is the first VUU football player to be named to the Lindy's Pre-Season All-American Team since David Mims in 2010.