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Eight named to Phil Steele Preseason All-America teams
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 08/08/2019
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Eight Southern Conference student-athletes earned spots on the Phil Steele and DraftScout.com Preseason FCS All-America teams, including three first-team selections. ETSU led the league with three selections, while Furman had two.

Wofford offensive lineman Justus Basinger, ETSU defensive lineman Nasir Player and Furman kicker Grayson Atkins were first-team picks.

Chattanooga wide receiver Bryce Nunnelly and Furman linebacker Adrian Hope were second-team selections, while Western Carolina quarterback Tyrie Adams and ETSU defensive back Tyree Robinson were third-team picks. ETSU running back Quay Holmes earned a spot on the fourth team.

Phil Steele also named all-conference teams for each FCS league.

The full teams can be found here.

First team
Offense
OL – Justus Basinger, Wofford
Defense
DL – Nasir Player, ETSU
Special teams
K – Grayson Atkins, Furman

Second team
Offense
WR – Bryce Nunnelly, Chattanooga
Defense
LB – Adrian Hope, Furman

Third team
Offense
QB – Tyrie Adams, Western Carolina
Defense
DB – Tyree Robinson, ETSU

Fourth team
Offense
RB – Quay Holmes, ETSU

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