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Several Players Included on Phil Steele Lists

July 20, 2011
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Tommy Shaver was one of 10 Liberty players named to the Phil Steele 2011 Preseason All-Big South teams.

Phil Steele 2011 Preseason Awards

Four Liberty football players have garnered preseason FCS All-America honors, while 10 received preseason all-conference mentions when Phil Steele released his 2011 FCS College Football Preview earlier today.

Wide receiver Chris Summers and kicker Matt Bevins were first-team All-Americans, while quarterback Mike Brown and nose guard Asa Chapman were included on the second-team All-America annual preseason listing. In total, 116 players were selected to the first, second, third and fourth Phil Steele 2011 Preseason FCS All-America teams.

All four of Liberty's players that picked up preseason All-America nods were included on the Phil Steele 2011 Preseason All-Big South first team. Joining them with first-team listing were offensive lineman Malcolm Boyd and punter Mike Larsson.

Rounding out Liberty's 10 honorees were second-team selections B.J. Hayes, who was selected at both wide receiver and punt returns, running back SirChauncey Holloway, defensive back KaJuan Lee and tight end Tommy Shaver.

Student-athletes from Liberty and Stony Brook dominated the Phil Steele Big South preseason all-conference listing, taking 26 of the total 56 selections.

Stony Brook led all league programs with 15 selections (seven first-team, eight second-team), followed by Liberty's 11 honorees (six first-team, five second-team).

Coastal Carolina (six first-team, two second-team) and Presbyterian College (two first-team, six second-team) followed with eight selections each. Gardner-Webb and VMI both had six honorees (three first-team and three second-team), with Charleston Southern rounding out the list with two preseason all-conference picks (one first-team and one second-team).

Liberty's Honorees included on Phil Steele 2011 Preseason Awards

Phil Steele 2011 Preseason FCS All-America Teams
First Team
WR – Chris Summers
K – Matt Bevins
Second Team
QB – Mike Brown
DL – Asa Chapman

Phil Steele 201 Preseason All-Big South Teams
First Team
QB – Mike Brown
WR – Chris Summers
OL – Malcolm Boyd
DL – Asa Chapman
K – Matt Bevins
P – Mike Larsson
Second Team
RB – SirChauncey Holloway
WR – B.J. Hayes
TE – Tommy Shaver
DB – KaJuan Lee
PR – B.J. Hayes