SALEM, Va. - Seven Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) rising senior football student-athletes were named to the 2011 D3 Senior Classic Preseason All-American team. Shane Bowser of Millsaps, Ben Hume of Centre and Zac Atkins of Sewanee were named to the first-team.
Bowser, Hume and Atkins were the only SCAC representatives that were named to the first-team. Bowser, a running back, was second in the SCAC in rushing after running for 1,088 yards and 12 touchdowns while leading the league in scoring (9.6 points/game). Hume helped the Centre offensive line to the second best rushing attack in the SCAC as the Colonels ran for 171.6 yards per game in 2010. Atkins, a linebacker, was third in the league in tackles after averaging 9.6 tackles per game last season.
Three players were named to the second team including Austin College tight end Greg Harrell, Austin College offensive lineman Patrick Coleman and Austin College linebacker Ken Eneh. Harrell caught 53 passes for 794 yards and five touchdowns. His 88.2 receiving yards per game were good for second in the SCAC a year ago. Coleman helped the Kangaroo offense average 336.4 yards per game including 168.8 yards per game on the ground. Eneh ranked fifth in the conference last year by averaging 9.3 tackles per game and also forced three fumbles.
Rounding out the SCAC's selections was Austin College receiver Greg Heiland who earned honorable mention laurels.
Only 2011 rising seniors were eligible for the D3 Senior Classic preseason All-American team.
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