RELEASE FROM THE SAVANNAH STATE TIGERS:
Five Tigers Receive Preseason All-MEAC Honors
NORFOLK, Va.- Head football coaches and sports information directors of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference have selected five Savannah State football players to the Preseason All-MEAC squad. The selections were announced at the annual MEAC football press luncheon held at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel.
Senior wide receiver Simon Heyward made the first team offense while senior defensive back John Wilson was named to the second team defense. Dylan Cook (wide receiver) and Kris Drummond (tight end) were named to the third team offense while senior Micah Blount (defensive lineman) was named to the third team defense.
Heyward (5-11, 185) had 44 receptions for 751 yards and six touchdowns last year. The Savannah, Georgia native enters his senior year with 116 career receptions for 1,381 yards and eight touchdowns.
Earlier this summer, Heyward was named to the First Team by College Sports Madness Preseason All-MEAC team Heyward is also on the watch list for the College Football Performance Awards FCS Wide Receiver Award. The award is given annually to the top wide receiver in the Football Championship Subdivision. Heyward is one of 34 players on the watch list.
Wilson (5-10, 175) finished last season with 68 tackles , three tackles for losses, four interceptions and seven pass break-ups. The Athens, GA native also blocked one kick.
Cook (6-2, 190), a senior from Hiram, GA, caught 37 passes a year ago for 491 yards and one touchdown while Drummond (6-5, 215), a junior who hails from Washington, D.C., hauled in 21 receptions for 318 yards and a touchdown. Blount (6-6, 225) played in nine games last year and had 37 tackles, four tackles for losses. The Stone Mountain, GA native also had 2.5 sacks.
Savannah State, which received one first place vote, was picked to finish 11th in the MEAC.