Saturday, July 29, 2017

Norwood Leads FAMU Squad of Nine on All-MEAC List

NORFOLK, Virginia  – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference released its 2017 Preseason All-Star Football Team here Friday, and nine (9) FAMU student-athletes were named among the selected performers announced at the annual Football Media Luncheon at the Marriott Waterside Hotel.
Heading the list of Rattler All-Stars was senior wide receiver Brandon Norwood of Atlanta, Georgia, who was named to the All-MEAC First Team. Norwood had a team-high 51 catches for 458 yards and four touchdowns a year ago.

Second Team selections included offensive linemen Osman Aguilera and Loubens Polinice, along with defensive backs Orlando McKinley and Terry Jefferson, who each had four pass interceptions in 2016.

Third Team selections from FAMU were quarterback Ryan Stanley, tight end Desmond Noird, offensive tackle Obinna Nwanko and defensive end Elijah Price.

2017 FAMU Preseason MEAC Football All-Stars

First Team Offense
WR* Brandon Norwood Sr. Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga.

Second Team Offense
OL Osman Aguilera Sr. Florida A&M Miami, Fla.
OL Loubens Polinice So. Florida A&M Palm Coast, Fla.

Second Team Defense
DB Orlando McKinley Jr. Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga.
DB Terry Jefferson So. Florida A&M Miami, Fla.

Third Team Offense
QB Ryan Stanley So. Florida A&M Pembroke Pines, Fla.
TE Desmond Noird Sr. Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga.
OL Obinna Nwanko So. Florida A&M Miramar, Fla.

Third Team Defense
DL* Elijah Price Sr. Florida A&M Jacksonville, Fla.

The nine players was the most from Florida A&M since early 2000s.


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