Eagles Voted SoCon Preseason Favorite
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Southern Conference preseason poll and All-Conference Team votes are in, and Georgia Southern was voted, by the 9 SoCon coaches, atop the league poll.
The Eagles received 25 first place votes and ranked ahead of Wofford and Appalachian State, who both also received first place votes.
Led by Preseason Defensive Player of the Year selection Brent Russell, GSU was also well represented on the All-Conference Teams.
Russell, joined by Wofford's Eric Breitenstein as the top preseason award winners, is on the watch list for the Buck Buchanan Award after finishing the 2011 season first on the squad in tackles for loss (16.5) and sacks (6.5).
Joining Russell, who was also a First Team All-SoCon Defensive Team selection, on the preseason All-Conference Team first team were offensive lineman Dorian Byrd and safety Deion Stanley.
The Eagles also had three second team selections in offensive lineman Blake DeBartola, linebacker Darius Eubanks and return specialist Darreion Robinson.
The full preseaon poll and preseason All-Conference teams can be viewed at SoConSports.com.
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- Category: Football
- Published on Thursday, 26 July 2012 15:22