Modican shines in Florida Tech backfield

Dalin Modican

Dalin Modican

Published: Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 12:17 PM.

Former Franklin County Seahawk quarterback Dalin Modican has made quite a name for himself so far this season playing college football.

After a year at Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas, during which he did not play football, the 2011 FCHS grad, who played for coach Josh Wright, took the field this year as a red-shirted freshman for Florida Tech, in Melbourne. The Panthers are a newly instituted Division II program, and a member of the Gulf South Conference.

Modican, a 180-pound, 5’11” wide receiver, has played in 11 of the team’s 12 regular season games, and is fourth on the list of pass receivers. He caught 28 tosses, for 227 yards, an average of just over eight yards per catch, and nearly 21 yards per game.

In the team’s 55-28 loss to North Alabama at home Nov. 9, Modican caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Bobby Vega to complete a nine-play, 65-yard drive that closed the gap to 34-21 with about 11 minutes left in the third quarter.

Modican, son of Kenny Wilson and Claudine Kellogg-Wilson, of Apalachicola, had one of his best games of the season against North Alabama, snaring seven passes for 60 yards.

Modican’s season has been one of steady gains as a receiver. In his first game, a 23-19 loss at Newberry Sept. 12, he had one reception for eight yards. And then, a week later, in the team’s 45-3 loss at home against 16th-ranked West Alabama, he snared a pair of receptions, a two-yarder and a six-yarder.

Modican continued to boost his performance, when on Sept. 28 against Delta State in Cleveland, Miss, he caught two passes for 26 yards, a 19-yarder and a seven-yarder.

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