Friday, July 28, 2017
NORFOLK, Virginia -- The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference released its 2017 Preseason All-Star Football Team Friday, and nine FAMU players were named among the selected performers announced at the annual Football Media Luncheon at the Marriott Waterside Hotel.
A panel of conference head coaches and sports information directors, which selected the all-star teams, also weighed in on the 2017 MEAC title chase, picking defending champion North Carolina Central to repeat, followed by North Carolina A&T, South Carolina State, Bethune-Cookman and Hampton.
FAMU was picked to finish sixth, with Norfolk State, Morgan State, Howard, Savannah State and Delaware State trailing the Rattlers in that order.
Heading the list of Rattler All-Stars was senior wide receiver Brandon Norwood, who was named to the All-MEAC preseason first team.
The Atlanta native had a team-high 51 catches for 458 yards and four touchdowns last season.