FVSU lands six on Preseason All-Conference Team

FVSU lands six on Preseason All-Conference Team

Fort Valley State University senior linebacker LeRon Furr (6’3, 245) form Columbus, Ga., and defensive tackle Bernard Little (6’2, 290) from Eatonton, Ga., set the pace for the Wildcats at the 2014 SIAC Football Kickoff Luncheon in Montgomery, AL on Monday, July 21. The Wildcats placed six teammates on this year’s SIAC Preseason All-Conference Team. Furr a BSN Preseason D2 All-American was voted to the SIAC first team and Little made SIAC second team.
Leron Furr
Leron Furr
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (FVSU ATHLETICS RELEASE) - Fort Valley State University senior linebacker LeRon Furr (6’3, 245) form Columbus, Ga., and defensive tackle Bernard Little (6’2, 290) from Eatonton, Ga., set the pace for the Wildcats at the 2014 SIAC Football Kickoff Luncheon in Montgomery, AL on Monday, July 21. The Wildcats placed six teammates on this year’s SIAC Preseason All-Conference Team. Furr a BSN Preseason D2 All-American was voted to the SIAC first team and Little made SIAC second team.
                                
Other Wildcats to make preseason all-conference are junior offensive lineman Brandon Baker (6’6, 315) and Michael Brown (6’3, 315), along with defensive backs Bryan Walker (5-11, 190) and sophomore Breon Issac (5’9, 175).

The announcement was made during the 2014 SIAC Football Media Day and Luncheon in Montgomery, AL., as voted by the league football head coaches. Eleven member institutions were spotlighted with a total of 50 players selected on this year's team.
 
Albany State University led the group with 11 players. Miles College posted nine players and led the first team with six picks followed by Tuskegee University with seven.  FVSU added six players and Stillman had five. Lane landed four players on the team,  Kentucky State and Clark Atlanta added three players each, Central State and Morehouse added two players each and Benedict added one to round out the preseason honors. Paine College did not have any players named to the preseason teams as a result of their first year of conference play.
  
FVSU is tapped to finish second in the Eastern Division behind Albany State University and voted fourth to win the SIAC championship. Albany State University received 23 points and all available first-place votes from the East Division poll including 111 points in the overall ranking, while Fort Valley State garnered 21 points with two first-place votes. Benedict College received 12 votes, Morehouse College (11), Clark Atlanta University (8), and Paine College (7).
 
For the West Division, Tuskegee landed 23 points with three first-place votes to be the favorite. Miles recorded 21 points including two for first place. Stillman (17), Kentucky State (14), Lane (8) and Central State (7) closed out the preseason rankings.
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