Samford, JSU earn preseason All-America honors

Both Samford and Jacksonville State have two players named first-team Preseason All-America by HERO Sports (

HERO Sports predicts big things for the Samford Bulldogs.

The sports site ranks Samford sixth in their preseason poll and lists two players--quarterback Devlin Hodges and defensive lineman Ahmad Gooden on it's first-team Preseason All-America team.

Samford is looking for a third straight trip to the FCS Playoffs.

Jacksonville State is No. 8 on HERO Sports preseason Top 25. The Gamecocks also have two players selected as first-team Preseason All-America: defensive back Marlon Bridges and offensive lineman B.J. Autry.

Samford receiver Kelvin McKnight and Jacksonville State defensive lineman Randy Robinson and long snapper Josh Brady were named 2nd team Preseason All-America by HERO Sports.

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