Presbyterian strong safety Chad Burgess and two Newberry standouts, offensive lineman Heath Benedict and wide receiver Tymere Zimmerman, were named preseason All-Americans by D2football.com on Monday.
The honor is the fourth of the preseason for Burgess, who was also named preseason All-America by Don Hansen's, Lindy's and Street & Smith's, as well as preseason All-South Atlantic Conference.
Benedict (All-SAC) and Zimmerman (All-SAC, Street & Smith's) have also received multiple preseason honors.
Sorrells secures Furman backup quarterback role
Furman coach Bobby Lamb named redshirt freshman Jordan Sorrells as the Paladins' backup quarterback heading into the Sept. 2 season opener against Jacksonville State.
A former Greenville High standout, Sorrells had been battling sophomore Arthur Williams for the No. 2 spot behind projected starter Renaldo Gray.