Posted: Thursday, August 16th 2012 at 8:33pm
Two Eagles named preseason All-America, including Swope
STATESBORO -- The Georgia Southern Eagles, who are in their final week of fall camp, had two players named Preseason All-Americans by the College Sports Journal.
Brent Russell, along with Montana State's Zach Minter, were selected as First Team Preseason All-American defensive tackles, while Dominique Swope was tabbed as a Second Team fullback.
Russell, a unanimous Preseason First Team selection, led the Eagles in both tackles for loss and sacks in 2011 and currently ranks second all-time in Georgia Southern history with 20.5 career sacks.
After rushing for over 1,000 yards in his freshman campaign, Swope has quickly begun gaining national attention heading into his sophomore campaign. The Buford High graduate averaged over six yards per carry last year, while rushing for seven touchdowns and catching another.
The Eagles, who completed their final two-a-day of fall camp yesterday, return to “Beautiful Eagle Creek” this afternoon and will have one final practice before Meet the Eagles and the final scrimmage of camp Saturday morning.
Georgia Southern kicks off the 2012 season on September 1st against Jacksonville.
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