PHILADELPHIA — Georgia Southern senior quarterback Jerick McKinnon, senior offensive tackle Dorian Byrd and junior running back Dominique Swope have been selected to the College Sports Journal preseason All-America team.
McKinnon and Swope were both honored as 2012 All-Americans by the publication and are among the 21 players from the CSJ 2012 postseason squad to make the preseason unit this year.
All 13 Football Championship Subdivision conferences are represented on the preseason All-America squad, with the Colonial Athletic Association leading the way with 24 players from 10 teams.
A total of 105 players were selected on the first, second and third teams from 60 different teams.
Georgia Southern had three players selected and Appalachian State had two picked in the final season of FCS competition for the programs.