Friday, July 29, 2016
Ten NCCU Eagles Announced to Preseason All-MEAC Football Team
NORFOLK, Virginia --Ten North Carolina Central University Eagles have been voted to the 2016 Preseason All-MEAC Football Team, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference announced Friday.
Leading the way for NCCU on the All-MEAC First Team are senior quarterback Malcolm Bell (Richmond, Va.), senior center Carl Jones (Nashville, Tenn.), senior offensive lineman Desmond Cooper (Stafford, Va.) and senior linebacker Jeremy Miles (Durham, N.C.).
All-MEAC Second Team distinction was awarded to sophomore running back Dorrel McClain (Cary, N.C.), senior offensive lineman Tarrance Wells (Oxon Hill,, Md.), junior defensive lineman Antonio Brown (Jacksonville, Fla.), sophomore defensive back Davanta Reynolds (Tucker, Ga.) and senior return specialist LaVontis Smith (Maben, Miss.). Junior defensive lineman Ja'Quan Smith (Miramar, Fla.) rounded out NCCU's selections with a spot on the All-MEAC Third Team.
In a vote by the conference head football coaches and sports information directors, NCCU is picked to place third the predicted order of finish, which was unveiled during the MEAC Football Press Luncheon in Norfolk, Virginia on Friday afternoon.
NCCU, back-to-back conference co-champions with an 8-3 overall record and a 7-1 league mark last year, received four first place votes and 388 total points, while second place Bethune-Cookman captured three first place votes and 447 points, and predicted MEAC champion North Carolina A&T amassed 13 first place votes and 489 points to claim the top spot.
The Eagles were followed by fourth place South Carolina State (351), then Hampton (265), Norfolk State (239), Morgan State (192), Florida A&M (164), Delaware State (121), Howard (90) and Savannah State (48).
For more information about NCCU football, the complete season preview is available online atNCCUEaglePride.com.
COURTESY NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS