Former Birmingham prep stars named college All-American honors

A big honor for two of the biggest members of the Tuskegee football team.

Golden Lions offensive lineman Matthew Reese and Christopher Tolbert earned All-American honors.

Reese, who attended Wenonah high school, earned the honor through the American Football Coaches Association.

Tolbert is another Birmingham native and Erwin Eagles star, was named to the Sheridan Broadcasting Network's All-American team.

Reese and Tolbert also earned first team All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) status this past season.

Tuskegee finished 8-3 this season and advanced to the Division II playoffs for the first time. The Golden Lions lost to North Alabama in the first round.