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Travis, Bethel Named To Big South Preseason All-Conference Team

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CLINTON, S.C. – Presbyterian College football players Max Travis (Irmo, S.C.) and Justin Bethel (Blythewood, S.C.) were named to the Big South Football Preseason All-Conference Defensive and Offensive teams as voted on by the league coaches.  The Blue Hose were picked to finish seventh in the league’s preseason poll.

Presbyterian College finished the 2010 season 2-9 overall and picked up its first Big South win with the 26-24 victory over Gardner Webb.  Four Blue Hose were selected to the Big South All-Conference team with Jared Tavernier being named to the ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District team.  PC finished the year in the top four in several league categories, including rushing offense, pass defense, field goals and red zone offense.

Liberty was picked to finish first in the Big South with Stony Brook and Coastal Carolina following in second and third.  Charleston Southern and Gardner Webb were voted to finish tied for fourth while VMI rounded out the top six.

Travis, a senior, started in all 11 games in 2010 and played multiple positions on the offensive line.  He helped the PC offense rack up 3,353 yards of total offense, including an average of 131.5 rushing yards per game.  Travis blocked for two 1,000-yard rushers in Trandon Dendon and Lance Byrd.

Bethel, a senior, was a 2010 Big South Defensive All-Conference selection after recording a team-best 47 unassisted tackles.  He was in the top 15 in the league in tackles per game with 5.9, his 6.6 in Big South play ranking third.  Bethel played and started in 10 games as a junior, after sitting out one with an injury.

Liberty’s Mike Brown was selected as the Big South Offensive Preseason Player of the Year while Coastal Carolina’s Andrae Jacobs was named Defensive Preseason Player of the Year.

PC opens the season Sept. 3 at home against Wofford.  Kick-off at Bailey Memorial Stadium is at 1:30 p.m.  For ticket information call the PC ticket office at 864-833-8240 or visit www.goBlueHose.com.

 

2011 Preseason Poll (first-place votes)

1.     Liberty (15)

2.     Stony Brook (2)

3.     Coastal Carolina (1)

T4.    Charleston Southern

T4.    Gardner-Webb

6.     VMI

7.     Presbyterian College

 

2011 Big South Football Preseason All-Conference Team

OFFENSE              SCHOOL               YR          HOMETOWN            

QB, Mike Brown       Liberty              R-Sr.       Charlottesville, Va.

RB, Brock Jackolski  Stony Brook          Sr.         Shirley, N.Y.

RB, Miguel Maysonet  Stony Brook          Jr.         Riverhead, N.Y.

WR, Chris Summers    Liberty              R-Sr.       Jacksonville, Fla.

WR, James Perry III  Gardner-Webb         R-Sr.       Greensboro, N.C.

WR, Matt Brevi       Stony Brook          Sr.         Tampa, Fla.

TE, David Duran      Coastal Carolina     R-Sr.       Marietta, Ga.

OL, Jamey Cheatwood  Coastal Carolina     R-Soph.     Boiling Springs, S.C.

OL, Jamie Dunaway    Gardner-Webb         Jr.         Duncan, S.C.

OL, Malcolm Boyd     Liberty              Jr.         Spartanburg, S.C.

OL, Levi McFatter    Charleston Southern  R-Sr.       Lake City, Fla.

OL, Max Travis       Presbyterian College Sr.         Irmo, S.C.

 

DEFENSE              SCHOOL               YR          HOMETOWN

DL, Asa Chapman      Liberty              Sr.         Orange, Va.

DL, Preston Pemasa   Gardner-Webb         Soph.       Garden Grove, Calif.

DL, Matt Goods       Gardner-Webb         R-Soph.     East Orange, N.J.

DL, Jordan Woods     Gardner-Webb         Sr.         Charlotte, N.C.

LB, Andrae Jacobs    Coastal Carolina     Jr.         Tabor City, N.C.

LB, Marty Patterson  Gardner-Webb         R-Sr.       Mt. Airy, Ga.

LB, A.J. Gross       VMI                  R-Sr.       Waldorf, Md.

LB, Craig Richardson Stony Brook          Jr.         Revere, Mass.

DB, Josh Norman      Coastal Carolina     Sr.         Greenwood, S.C.

DB, Charles James    Charleston Southern  R-Jr.       Jacksonville, Fla.

DB, Justin Bethel    Presbyterian College Sr.         Blythewood, S.C.

DB, Byron Allen      VMI                  R-Sr.       Massaponax, Va.

 

SPECIAL TEAMS        SCHOOL               YR          HOMETOWN

PK, Matt Bevins      Liberty              Sr.         Newport News, Va.

P, Mike Larsson      Liberty              Sr.         Monroe, N.C.

LS, Hudson Smith     Gardner-Webb         Soph.       Aiken, S.C.

KR, Brock Jackolski Stony Brook           Sr.         Shirley, N.Y.

PR, B.J. Hayes       Liberty              R-Sr.       Valentines, Va.

 

PRESEASON OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Mike Brown, QB, R-Sr., Liberty

 

PRESEASON DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Andrae Jacobs, LB, Jr., Coastal Carolina

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