'Jacks Ranked in Consolidated Preseason Poll

SFA garners more preseason top 25 attention.

Aug. 15, 2012

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The College Sporting News consolidated all the major preseason polls to determine an overall top 25, and the Lumberjacks are ranked 20th overall. The "in-progress poll" included the College Sporting News, Lindy's, Athlon's, Phil Steele's Magazine, and Sports Network polls to create the ranking, and will add the Coaches Poll when it is released.

The Lumberjacks were picked second in the Southland Conference Preseason Poll, and is fortunate to have the majority of their talent returning from last year's team that won five-straight games to close out 2011. Included among the returnees are preseason All-Americans Willie Jefferson (DE), Cordell Roberson (WR) and Gralyn Crawford (RS), along with preseason all-conference selection Brady Attaway (QB), Malcolm Mattox (DL), John Steel (OL), and Ryan Epperson (LB).

Notes: •The Lumberjacks will kick off the 2012 season Thursday, Aug. 30th against Southwestern Oklahoma. The game is slated to begin at 6 p.m. from Homer Bryce Stadium.

• The annual Meet the 'Jacks will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center - tickets are $10.

•SFA Football 101 for Women presented by State Farm has been scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 23rd, at 6 p.m. in the SFA Athletics Fieldhouse. Registration is will take place at 5:30 p.m.



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