Ten Mountaineers Named Preseason All-SoCon

Published Monday, July 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Jamal Jackson is one of Appalachian’s 10 preseason all-SoCon honorees. Photo courtesy of David Scearce and Appalachian Sports Information

July 30, 2012. Appalachian State University football led all teams with 10 players that earned recognition on the preseason all-Southern Conference teams that were announced during the league’s Media Day on Thursday. 

The Mountaineers’ league-high 10 preseason all-SoCon selections include three first-team honorees: junior quarterback Jamal Jackson (Atlanta, Ga./North Atlanta), senior linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough (Decatur, Ga./Cedar Grove) and defensive back Demetrius McCray (Covington, Ga./Newton). 

Appalachian’s second-team honorees include sophomore offensive lineman Kendall Lamm (Charlotte, N.C./Butler), junior wide receivers Andrew Peacock (Durham, N.C./Northern Durham) and Tony Washington (High Point, N.C./T.W. Andrews), sophomore defensive lineman Ronald Blair (Greensboro, Ga./Greene County), senior linebacker Brandon Grier (Charlotte, N.C./West Charlotte), senior defensive back Troy Sanders (Chester, S.C./Chester) and senior punter Sam Martin (Fayetteville, Ga./Starr’s Mill). 

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 Appalachian’s record-tying string of six-straight SoCon championships last season, and a comfortable nine points ahead of Wofford. The Mountaineers received one first-place nod in the media poll to place just two points behind Wofford.

 

2012 Preseason Southern Conference Polls

Coaches Poll

 

Media Poll

 

School (First-place votes)

Points

 

 

School (First-place votes)

Points

1.

Georgia Southern (7)

63

 

1.

Georgia Southern (25)

266

2.

Appalachian State (2)

57

 

2.

Wofford (4)

225

3.

Wofford

48

 

3.

Appalachian State (1)

223

4.

Chattanooga

44

 

4.

Chattanooga

163

5.

Furman

36

 

5.

Furman

152

6.

Samford

27

 

6.

Samford

105

7.

Elon

24

 

7.

Elon

104

8.

The Citadel

17

 

8.

The Citadel

79

9.

Western Carolina

8

 

9.

Western Carolina

36

 

2012 Southern Conference Preseason All-Conference Teams

First-Team Offense

QB

Jamal Jackson

Appalachian State

RB

Jerodis Williams

Furman

RB

Eric Breitenstein

Wofford

OL

Mike Sellers

The Citadel

OL

Dakota Dozier

Furman

OL

Dorian Byrd

Georgia Southern

OL

Ryan Dudchock

Samford

OL

Jake Miles

Wofford

TE

Colin Anderson

Furman

WR

Aaron Mellette

Elon

WR

Kelsey Pope

Samford

First-Team Defense

DL

Chris Billingslea

The Citadel

DL

Josh Lynn

Furman

DL

Brent Russell

Georgia Southern

DL

Josh Williams

Chattanooga

LB

Jeremy Kimbrough

Appalachian State

LB

Wes Dothard

Chattanooga

LB

Alvin Scioneaux

Wofford

DB

Demetrius McCray

Appalachian State

DB

Greg Worthy

Furman

DB

Deion Stanley

Georgia Southern

DB

D.J. Key

Chattanooga

First-Team Specialists

PK

Cameron Yaw

Samford

P

Cass Couey

The Citadel

RS

Fabian Truss

Samford

Second-Team Offense

QB

Thomas Wilson

Elon

RB

Darien Robinson

The Citadel

RB

Fabien Truss

Samford

OL

Kendall Lamm

Appalachian State

OL

Blake Debartola

Georgia Southern

OL

Charlie Sanford

Samford

OL

Adam Miller

Chattanooga

OL

Jared Singleton

Wofford

OL

Calvin Cantrell

Wofford

TE

Faysal Shafaat

Chattanooga

WR

Andrew Peacock

Appalachian State

WR

Tony Washington

Appalachian State

Second-Team Defense

DL

Ronald Blair

Appalachian State

DL

Derek Douglas

The Citadel

DL

Tony Thompson

Elon

DL

Nick Williams

Samford

DL

Davis Tull

Chattanooga

LB

Brandon Grier

Appalachian State

LB

Mitch McGrath

Furman

LB

Darius Eubanks

Georgia Southern

LB

Rock Williams

Western Carolina

DB

Troy Sanders

Appalachian State

DB

Alvin Hines II

Samford

DB

Kadeem Wise

Chattanooga

DB

Nathan Wade

Furman

Second-Team Specialists

PK

Nick Pollard

Chattanooga

P

Sam Martin

Appalachian State

RS

Darreion Robinson

Georgia Southern

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