The Mountaineers’ league-high 10 football preseason all-SoCon selections include three first-team honorees: junior quarterback Jamal Jackson from Atlanta GA, senior linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough Cedar Grove GA and defensive back Demetrius McCray from Newton Ga. Appalachian’s second-team honorees include sophomore offensive lineman Kendall Lamn From Charlotte NC, junior wide receivers Andrew Peacock from Durham NC and Tony Washington from High Point NC, sophomore defensive lineman Ronald Blair from Greensboro Ga, senior linebacker Brandon Grier from Charlotte NC, senior defensive back Troy Sanders from Chester SC and senior punter Sam Martin Fayetteville NC . The preseason all-SoCon teams are selected by the league’s coaches, with coaches prohibited from voting for their own team’s players. In the SoCon’s preseason polls, the conference’s coaches picked the Mountaineers to finish second behind Georgia Southern while the league’s media voted Appalachian third behind GSU and Wofford. The Apps received two of the nine first-place votes in the coaches’ poll to finish just six points behind Georgia Southern, who snapped ASU’s record-tying string of six-straight SoCon championships last season, and a comfortable nine points ahead of Wofford. The Boone NC Mountaineers received one first-place nod in the media poll to place just two points behind Wofford. Appalachian Starts off the season with their first match up against East Carolina in Greenville NC at Noon.
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