Kinney, Pruitt earn preseason All-America honors

    MyCole Pruitt earned a preseason All-America nod for the second-straight year after earning consensus All-America recognition after the 2013 season.

    MyCole Pruitt earned a preseason All-America nod for the second-straight year after earning consensus All-America recognition after the 2013 season.
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    July 1, 2014

    Preseason All-America Teams: The Sports Network | Beyond Sports Network

    Philadelphia, Pa. - Southern Illinois seniors Thomas Kinney (place kicker) and MyCole Pruitt (tight end) were named to The Sports Network's FCS Preseason All-America First Team, the organization announced Tuesday. Pruitt was also named to the Beyond Sports Network preseason All-America team on Tuesday.

    Pruitt was on The Sports Network's Preseason All-America Second Team before the 2013 season before becoming a consensus first-team All-American after the year. He led the MVFC and ranked in the top-three nationally in receptions and receiving yards by a tight end despite missing two games with an injury. He was named the top tight end in the FCS by the College Football Performance Awards in 2013.

    Kinney was a second-team All-Conference selection and MVFC All-Newcomer team selection in 2013 after making 18 field goals, the second-highest single-season total in school history. His 52-yerd field goal against Western Illinois last year tied for the second-longest in the FCS in 2013. After his performance against WIU, Kinney earned conference and national special teams player of the week honors.

    SIU placed multiple student-athletes on The Sports Network's Preseason All-America team for the first time since 2011, when Bryan Boemer, Mike McElroy and David Pickard were all named preseason All-Americans.

     

     

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