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Football Places Eight on SAC Preseason Teams, Picked Third in Preseason Poll

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ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Catawba placed eight players on the 2018 South Atlantic Conference Preseason All-Conference Football Teams while being selected third in the league’s Preseason Coaches Poll.  Five of Catawba’s preseason members were named to the first team.

Four of the first team picks, were named as first team performers in 2017. Place kicker Lee Brackman, tight end Jourdan Osinskie, defensive back Cris Page and offensive lineman Quinzavious Sands earned first team honors from the SAC coaches last year. Running back Kenyatta Greene joins the group on the preseason first team.

Brackman led the league in field goals made, PAT’s made and points. He connected on 12 field goals, put 40 PAT’s through the uprights and scored 76 points. Osinskie hauled in 30 receptions for 400 yards with three touchdowns last season. Page made three interceptions and broke up a team-high 12 passes to go with 45 tackles. Sands started every game on the line and helped pave the way for Greene, who led the SAC in yards per rush, averaging 6.3 yards per carry. He rushed for more than 700 yards in 2017 with 25 receptions and crossed the goal line 13 for the Catawba Indians.

Defensive linemen Jordan Hemingway and Omar Staley were second team picks a year ago and made the preseason second time in 2018. They are joined on the second team by punter Caleb Berry

Hemingway posted 25 tackles with a pair of sacks last season. Staley accounted for 35 stops with three and half sacks. Berry averaged 38 yards per punt and had 16 of his 50 attempts downed inside the opponents 20-yard-line.

In the preseason coaches poll, Catawba was slated third behind Wingate and favorite Carson-Newman. Carson-Newman received four first-place votes and Wingate three. The Indians were followed by Newberry and then Tusculum, who garnered the other first-place vote. Lenoir-Rhyne, Limestone and Mars Hill rounded out the poll.
 
2018 Preseason All-SAC Football Teams
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
QB –       Derrick Evans, Carson-Newman
RB –        Antonio Wimbush, Carson-Newman
RB –        Kenyatta Greene, Catawba
RB –        Jerko’ya Patton, Limestone
WR –     Markell Castle, Newberry
WR –     BJ Muckelvene, Wingate
WR –     Craig Rucker, Mars Hill
OL –       Phil McDowell, Carson-Newman
OL –       Quinzavious Sands, Catawba
OL –       Brandon Berridge, Mars Hill
OL –       Jordan Seal, Carson-Newman
OL –       Connor Baroniunas, Wingate
TE –       Jourdan Osinskie, Catawba
PK –       Lee Brackman, Catawba
LS –        Dawson Campbell, Carson-Newman
RS –        BJ Muckelvene, Wingate
 
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DL –       Montel Presley, Carson-Newman
DL –       Jamarcus Henderson, Newberry
DL –       Keito Jordan, Newberry
DL –       Auntrell Mack, Wingate
LB –        Sherrod Williams, Lenoir-Rhyne
LB –        Robbie Wallace, Wingate
LB –        Joe Blue, Newberry
LB –        Antonio Henderson, Carson-Newman
DB –       Darius Williams, Carson-Newman
DB –       Desmond Fairell, Carson-Newman
DB –       Cris Page, Catawba
DB –       Kyle Dugger, Lenoir-Rhyne
P –         Christopher Birozes, Wingate
 
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
QB –      Alex Ogle, Tusculum
RB –       Maxwell Joseph, Tusculum
RB –       Austin Barnes, Newberry
RB –       Marcus Williams, Carson-Newman
WR –     JT Stokes, Wingate
WR –     Saaehim Brooks, Lenoir-Rhyne
WR –     Jaquay Mitchell, Lenoir-Rhyne
OL –       Jalen Soto, Lenoir-Rhyne
OL –       Tyler Anderson, Newberry
OL –       Keveon Broadwater, Tusculum
OL –       Cody Meree, Limestone
OL –       Austin May, Wingate
TE –       Gary Breuklander, Tusculum
PK –       Shea Rodgers, Newberry
LS –        Tucker Mullis, Wingate
RS –       Jay Boyd, Tusculum
 
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DL –       Brian Bembry, Carson-Newman
DL –       Omar Staley, Catawba
DL –       Jordan Hemingway, Catawba
DL –       Kelvin Atkins, Limestone
DL –       Cardell Rawlings, Wingate
LB –        Ivan Hogans, Tusculum
LB –        Anfernee Moffett, Newberry
LB –        Temoris Coats, Carson-Newman
LB –        Clayton Horn, Lenoir-Rhyne
DB –       Jawanza Adams, Newberry
DB –       Dee Alford, Tusculum
DB –       Kam Johnson, Wingate
DB –       Joshua Simmons, Limestone
DB –       Jay Boyd, Tusculum
P –         Caleb Berry, Catawba

 
2018 SAC Football Preseason Coaches Poll
1.   Carson-Newman (4), 52
2.   Wingate (3), 49
3.   Catawba, 44
4.   Newberry, 40
5.   Tusculum (1), 32
6.   Lenoir-Rhyne, 23
T7. Limestone, 20
T7. Mars Hill, 20

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