More preseason prognostications, and more praise for Eastern Kentucky.
Eleven Ohio Valley Conference football players have been named to the Phil Steele Preseason All-American Team, with EKU leading the way with four of those selection.
Four OVC schools were also named to the Preseason Top 40.
Eastern Kentucky led the rankings at number 17, and Jacksonville State came in at No. 24. Murray State and UT Martin were outside the top 25, coming in at No. 32 and No. 38 respectively.
OVC Players on Phil Steele Preseason All-American Team
OL – Aaron Adams, Eastern Kentucky (1st Team)
OL – Evan Conrad, Southeast Missouri (1st)
RB – Matt Denham, Eastern Kentucky (2nd)
WR - Tyrone Goard, Eastern Kentucky (2nd)
OL – Patrick Ford, Eastern Kentucky (2nd)
OL – Rogers Gaines, Tennessee State (2nd)
QB – Casey Brockman, Murray State (3rd)
RB – Washaun Ealey, Jacksonville State (3rd)
LB – Blake Peiffer, Southeast Missouri (3rd)
WR – Quentin Sims, UT Martin (4th)
OL – Sherman Carter, Tennessee State (4th)