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Three Eagles earn pre-season honors
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STATESBORO — The Don Hansen Football Gazette honored three Georgia Southern football players, while naming two to the All-America team.
John Mohring was named Third Team All-America linebacker and First Team All-South District. Mohring, who became a three-time All-Southern Conference pick, led the Eagles in tackles (93) and tackles for a loss (14). He also recorded two sacks, two interceptions and recovered a fumble.
Following his standout four-year career, Mohring ranked fifth all-time in Georgia Southern history with 302 tackles. Also, during that span he played in 44 games recording nine sacks, 37 tackles for a loss and six interceptions.
Rising senior Jayson Foster not only earned Second Team All-South Region honors as a kickoff returner, he was also tabbed Honorable Mention All-America. It is the first All-America honor of Foster’s career.
A First Team All-Southern Conference pick at both wide receiver and return specialist, he became the only player in Georgia Southern history to record at least an 80-yard rush (twice in career, including 83-yarder at Furman), reception (85 at Citadel), punt return and kickoff return (both freshman year). He led the SoCon averaging 26.9 yards per kickoff return. Foster tied a Georgia Southern record with his second-ever punt return for a touchdown in the season-finale against Central Arkansas.
Foster set a GSU single-game record with an 85-yard reception that went for a touchdown at The Citadel and tied the game record tallying nine receptions against Elon (totaling 84 yards and a touchdown). He led all players with 1,287 all-purpose years, including a season-high 201 against nationally-ranked North Dakota State.
 Defensive end Charrod Taylor (Miami, FL/Clarke Central) received Second Team All-South Region honors. A Southern Conference pick the last two years, he finished second on the team with 48 tackles. He also registered 6.5 tackles for a loss, 2.0 sacks and four quarterback hurries during his senior year last fall.
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