Two Eagles Named Preseason All-America
STATESBORO, Ga. Two Georgia Southern University football players were named Preseason All-America by the College Sporting News. Junior Brandon Jackson (Ft. Lauderdale, FL/Plantation) was named Second Team while senior Jayson Foster (Canton/Cherokee County) landed Third Team honors.
Jackson, who earlier this summer was chosen as one of the top cornerbacks in the nation according to preseason player rankings by The Sports Network, was a Second Team All-Southern Conference selection last year. He led the SoCon and finished in a tie for 10th nationally with five interceptions. He also broke up four passes while recording 35 tackles. Jackson started in all 11 games during his first year as an Eagle.
The multi-threat Foster earned his Preseason All-America status as a return specialist. A First Team All-SoCon pick last year at wide receiver (Coaches) and return specialist (Sports Media Association), Foster already shares the Georgia Southern season records for punt returns and kickoff returns for a touchdown, and career record for punt returns. He is the only Eagle ever to record at least 80 yards on a punt return, kickoff return, rush and pass reception.
Foster totaled a team-leading 1,287 all-purpose yards last season and led the SoCon averaging 27 yards per kickoff return. The senior also averaged 10.4 yards on 24 punt returns. Foster was tabbed to CSN’s Fabulous Fifty FCS Team’ following the 2006 season.
Georgia Southern, led by first-year head coach Chris Hatcher, opens the 2007 season on Saturday, September 8, against West Georgia with kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m. For ticket information call the Georgia Southern ticket office at (912) 681-0123 or 800-GSU-WINS.
- Category: Football
- Published on Monday, 16 July 2007 00:20