Frisco, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Defending Southland Conference champion Southeastern Louisiana football team gained a high of 15 selections on the conference's preseason squad announced Wednesday.
Southeastern, which finished 11-3 overall and 7-0 in Southland play last season, had five more selections than the next closest team, McNeese State.
Representing the Lions on the first team were senior quarterback Bryan Bennett, the 2013 Southland Player of the Year; junior running back Rasheed Harrell; senior offensive lineman Jonathan Braddock; senior defensive end Jacob Newman; senior linebackers Isiah Corbett and Drew Misita; and junior defensive back Harlan Miller. Junior Xavier Roberson was the first-team choice at both all- purpose player and kick returner.
Southeastern junior wide receiver Jeff Smiley, junior offensive lineman Joe Graves, junior defensive lineman A.J. Bowen, senior defensive back Tyler Stoddard and senior linebackers Justin Church and Kaleb Muse were second-team selections.
Twenty of the 58 Southland Conference football players who earned all- conference honors after the 2013 season return for the 2014 preseason team.
QB - Bryan Bennett - Southeastern Louisiana, Sr.
RB - Rasheed Harrell, Southeastern Louisiana, Jr.
RB - Gus Johnson, Stephen F. Austin, Sr.
TE/HB - Zach Hetrick, McNeese State, So.
WR - Reggie Begelton, Lamar, Jr.
WR - Dezmin Lewis, Central Arkansas, Sr.
WR - Tyler Boyd, Stephen F. Austin, Sr.
OL - Jonathan Braddock, Southeastern Louisiana, Sr.