ATLANTA, Ga. – Presbyterian College football is predicted to finish fourth in the Big South Conference this season as announced at 2015 Big South Football Media Day at the College Football Hall of Fame on Thursday in Atlanta, Ga. Blue Hose senior linebacker Donelle Williams (Starke, Fla.) and senior defensive back Ed Britt (Greensboro, N.C.) were also named to Big South Preseason All-Conference Team.
The team’s fourth-place prediction marks the highest polling result for Presbyterian since fully joining the Big South in 2008.
The Blue Hose, who finished in third place last season with a Division I-era best 6-5 record, garnered 72 points in the annual preseason poll voted on by the league's coaches and a select media panel. The team also received a second-place vote and third-place vote.
Coastal Carolina led the poll with 15 first place votes and 139 points, with Liberty in second place receiving six first place votes.
Williams earns a spot on the Preseason All-Conference team for the second time in his career following a selection in 2012. Britt appears on the team for the first time. Together, they mark PC’s eighth and ninth Big South preseason football selections in program history.
Williams, a First Team All-Conference selection in 2015, overtook Justin Bethel for the PC Division I career tackles record last season. He ranked in the Big South in tackles per game (7.4) and led PC with 81 tackles.
Britt also earned a spot on the All-Conference First Team last season. He became the first player in Big South history with return touchdowns of an interception, fumble and a blocked field goal and garnered Big South Special Teams Player of the Week honors on November 17. He finished the season second on the team with 72 tackles.
The 2015 PC football season begins on Saturday, September 5 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.