STATESBORO — Eight Georgia Southern football student-athletes have been named preseason All-Sun Belt by Athlon Sports, and the Eagles have been picked second in the conference by the publication.
Matt Breida (running back, junior), Darien Foreman (offensive line, senior) and Derek Keaton (kick-returner/wide receiver, senior) were named to the first-team offense and specialist team. Kevin Ellison (quarterback, junior), Jay Ellison (defensive line, junior) and Matt Dobson (safety, senior) were named to the second team. Bernard Dawson (defensive end, junior) and Antwione Williams (linebacker, senior) were named to the third team.
Georgia Southern was picked second in the league behind Arkansas State. Louisiana-Lafayette was picked third, followed by Appalachian State and Texas State.