Big South Receives More National Preseason Football Honors

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The Big South Conference had six football student-athletes named to The Sports Network's Preseason All-America team, which was released Friday, July 22.  The half-dozen honorees continues the numerous preseason accolades the Conference has received leading up to the 2011 season.  Below is an updated list.  Stay tuned for more, and look for the Big South Conference's preseason poll and preseason All-Conference team announcement next Thursday, July 28, as part of the League's annual Football Media Day event.

The Sports Network Preseason All-America Team (6)
1st Team
Chris Summers, WR, Liberty
Matt Bevins, K, Liberty

2nd Team
Mike Brown, QB, Liberty
Asa Chapman, DL, Liberty

3rd Team
David Duran, TE, Coastal Carolina
Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina

Phil Steele's Preseason FCS All-American Team (8)
1st Team
Chris Summers, WR, Liberty
David Duran, TE, Coastal Carolina
Matt Bevins, K, Liberty

2nd Team
Mike Brown, QB, Liberty
Asa Chapman, DL, Liberty

4th Team
Andrae Jacobs, LB, Coastal Carolina
Marty Patterson, LB, Gardner-Webb
Charles James, DB, Charleston Southern

Walter Payton Award Candidates
Mike Brown, QB, Liberty
Chris Summers, WR, Liberty

Consensus Draft Services Preseason All-American Teams (10)
1st Team
Chris Summers, WR, Liberty
David Duran, TE, Coastal Carolina
Matt Bevins, K, Liberty
Asa Chapman, DT, Liberty
Charles James, DB, Charleston Southern

Honorable Mention
James Perry III, WR, Gardner-Webb
Miguel Maysonet, RB, Stony Brook
Jamie Dunaway, OL, Gardner-Webb
A.J. Gross, LB, VMI
Mike Brown, ATH, Liberty

Sporting News Preseason All-America Team (2)
Chris Summers, WR, Liberty
Charles James, DB, Charleston Southern

College Football Performance Awards Preseason Watch Lists (10)
Mike Brown, Liberty - QB
Brock Jackolski, Stony Brook - RB
Miguel Maysonet, Stony Brook - RB
Edwin Gowins, Stony Brook - RB
Preston Pemasa, Gardner-Webb - DL
Brian Davis, Presbyterian College - DL
Chris Summers, Liberty - WR
Matt Brevi, Stony Brook - WR
Andrae Jacobs, Coastal Carolina - LB
A.J. Gross, VMI - LB
Charles James, Charleston Southern - DB
Matt Bevins, Liberty - PK
Patrick Morgano, Presbyterian College - P
Brock Jackolski, Stony Brook - KR
Niccolo Mastromatteo, Coastal Carolina - PR

The Sports Network National Top 10 Positional Rankings (6)
Matt Bevins, K, Liberty - Special Teams
Chris Summers, WR, Liberty - Wide Receivers
Josh Norman, DB, Coastal Carolina - Defensive Backs
Asa Chapman, DT, Liberty - Defensive Linemen
Marty Patterson, LB, Gardner-Webb - Linebackers
Mike Brown, QB, Liberty - Quarterbacks