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24 Selected as Phil Steele Preseason All-Americans

Jul 19, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

Written by Tim McDonnell, Communications Assistant

CAA Football was well represented on Phil Steele’s 2013 Preseason FCS All-America Team, with 24 student-athletes earning honors across all four teams.

Leading the way on the First Team offense was Towson running back Terrance West. The veteran back led CAA Football in rushing yards per game last season with 104.6 and scored 14 touchdowns over 10 games.

Defensively, the First Team was led by Delaware DL Zach Kerr and a pair of James Madison standouts and 2012 First Team All-CAA Football members in linebacker and reigning CAA Football Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Robertson and DB Dean Marlowe.

New Hampshire WR R.J. Harris, Towson OL Eric Pike and Villanova OL Dan Shirey headlined the Second Team offense, with Maine DL Michael Cole and Towson DB Jordan Love grabbing Second Team defensive honors.

The Third Team offense included William and Mary WR Tre McBride and OL Seamus O’Neill of New Hampshire and Kadeem Williams of Albany. The same team’s defense was led by Villanova OL Rakim Cox and Antoine Lewis and Delaware LB Jeff Williams – winner of the 2012 CAA Defensive Rookie of the Year award.

A total of nine players filled out spots on Fourth Team lists: Stony Brook RB Marcus Coker, Richmond receivers Shane Savage and Ben Edwards, Maine TE Justin Perillo and Towson linemen Randall Harris and Doug Shaw paced the offensive unit.

The defensive side of the Fourth Team was held down by Maine CB Kendall James and fellow secondary specialist Tye Smith of Towson. Villanova PK Mark Hamilton, the only league specialist to make Steele’s list, rounded out all of the CAA Football selections.