Dalin Modican, who starred for the Franklin County Seahawks before graduating in 2011, has completed a solid career at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne.
Modican, a 5-foot 10-inch, 184-pound wide receiver, this past season caught six plasses for 59 yards and one touchdown, as the Panthers (8-2) made the Division II playoffs for the first time since the program started four years ago.
Modican caught his longest pass in the Sept. 3 opener at Newberry, and then had three for 25 yards in the Sept. 17 game at Shorter University.
In the Oct 15 home game against Fort Valley State, Modican had two receptions for 19 yards and a touchdown, that came early in the first quarter on a five-yard toss from quarterback Mark Cato.
Modican had a brief stint at Independence Community College in Missouri before deciding to become a part of FIT’s inaugural football program.
In 2013, he played in 11 games for FIT, catching 28 passes for 227 yards and his first career college touchdown, against North Alabama. His longest reception was for 26 yards.
In 2014, Modican appeared in nine games, snaring six passes for 37 yards on the season, with longest for 15 yards. He grabbed two passes for a season-high 27 yards against Tarleton State.
In 2015, plagued by injury, he appeared in six games, and caught four passes for 23 yards, two of them for 22 yards at Valdosta State.
The son of Kenny Wilson and Claudine Kellogg-Wilson, he played football, basketball and ran track for the Seahawks, catching the first passing touchdown and first interception in school history. He was twice selected All-Big Bend First Team as a defensive back.
Modican will graduate in December with a degree in business administration.