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  • SUU Football Fall Camp Week One Recap
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    Published - 08/08/14 - 09:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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    (CEDAR CITY, Utah) - (+VIDEO) - Southern Utah University football wrapped up its first week of fall camp with its first two-a-day practice on Thursday night. The first week has allowed the team to lay the foundation for the season and head coach Ed Lamb is pleased with where the team is so far this year.

    Preseason Accolades

    Southern Utah University continues to have players peppering preseason all-American teams. The following is a list of players and the awards that they have been honored with:

    Collegiate Development Football League (CDFL) 2014 FCS Preseason All-American

    The CDFL is the sponsor of the Senior Scout Bowl and only recognizes seniors throughout the nation.

    Nick Nissen - OL - second-team offense

    College Sports Madness - Preseason FCS Football All-American Teams

    James Cowser - DL - second-team

    College Sports Madness - Big Sky Preseason all-conference teams

    James Cowser - DL - first-team

    Matt Holley - LB - second-team

    LeShaun Sims - DB - second-team

    Anthony Norris - TE - third-team

    Miles Killebrew - DB - third-team

    Ted Hendricks Award

    James Cowser was also named to the initial watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award, given to the Defensive End of the Year by the Ted Hendricks foundation. Cowser is one of only two players on the FCS level to be included on the initial watch list, joining Montana's Zach Wagenmann. Former recipients of the ward include Arizona State's Terrell Suggs (2002) and South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney (2012).

    Preseason Polls

    Southern Utah University is receiving votes in the initial FCS coaches' poll. The Thunderbirds picked up 20 votes in the poll that was released on Aug. 4 and join fellow Big Sky institutions Eastern Washington (No. 2), Montana (No. 5), Montana State (No. 19), Northern Arizona (No. 25) and Cal Poly (RV) as those to appear.

    The strength of SUU's schedule was validated as the team will face three teams in the top five, including Eastern Washington, Montana and No. 3 Southeastern Louisiana. The Thunderbirds will also welcome the No. 10-ranked South Dakota State Jackrabbits to Cedar City for Homecoming on Sept. 13.

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