Newtown linebacker Ben Mason, who has already started at the University of Michigan this semester, has collected every All-State team and Player of the Year award available this season.
He can add another award to his crowded mantle, as a Parade All-American.
Mason was named an honorable mention linebacker on the magazine’s 53rd Annual Team. He is the first Connecticut player to earn a mention since UConn tailback Arkeel Newsome earned a first-team spot after the 2013 season.
Parade selects 57 players, including 13 members on offense, 13 on defense and approximately 30 honorable mentions. The magazine has been publishing All-American teams since 1963. Mason is the 20th Connecticut player to earn a mention.