NEW YORK, New York – USA College Football has awarded five Statesmen All-American honors as part of their pre-season release. Delta State
has three members on the First Team with a duo recognized as Third Team.
Ricky Hunt (WR), Diego Lubin (DL), and Rory Island (LB) were each selected as First Team All-Americans. Tyler Sullivan (QB) and Richard Nash (DB) were chosen as Third Team All-Americans.
Delta State will kick off the 2014 season on September 6 at Fort Valley State from Fort Valley, Georgia in head coach Todd Cooley’s second season at the helm. Last season the Statesmen went 7-3 overall (4-2 GSC) to mark a four win improvement over the prior season. DSU will return 17 starters from last season, including 73 lettermen for this upcoming season.
All Gulf South Team
LEESBURG, Virginia – With one month remaining before Delta State University and colleges across the nation open football camp, the Statesmen recently placed eight student-athletes on the Beyond Sports Network Preseason All-Gulf South Conference Team. The BSN selections were made by its staff based on returning performers from the 2013 GSC All-Conference Football Team, game evaluations, and overall statistics. The complete team is listed below.
Led by Tyler Sullivan, who was named GSC Offensive Freshman of the Year, the Statesmen placed Ricky Hunt (WR), Casey Osborne (WR), Diego Lubin (DE), Rory Island (LB), Richard Nash (S), Frankie Lee (CB) and Vince Sciorrotta (PK) on the squad. All eight are slated to start for DSU this fall.
The Statesmen will open the 2014 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Fort Valley State University. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Wildcats Stadium in Fort Valley, Georgia. In coach Todd Cooley’s first season as head coach, DSU finished 7-3 overall and 4-2 in GSC play. With 73 lettermen returning including 17 starters on offense, defense and special teams, expectations are riding high in Cleveland, Mississippi.
For more from BSN, please visit www.BeyondSportsNetwork.com.
Pos Name College Year
QB Kyle Caldwell West Alabama SR
QB Tyler Sullivan Delta State SO
RB Cedric O’Neal Valdosta State JR
RB Javae Swindle West Alabama SR
TE Gabe Hughes Florida Tech JR
TE Ty Morgan West Alabama JR
WR Ricky Hunt Delta State SR
WR Xavier Milton Florida Tech SR
WR Chad toocheck West Alabama SR
WR Casey Osborne Delta State JR
OL Garrison Ushery West Alabama SR
OL Ramsey Sellers Florida Tech SR
OL Felei Tauvae Valdosta State SR
OL Keith Jones North Alabama SR
DL Daylor Carnery North Alabama SR
DL Ryan Jones West Alabama SR
DL Diego Lubin Delta State SR
LB Tyrell Adams West Georgia SR
LB Rory Island Delta State SR
LB Justin Arcune Florida Tech SR
LB Chris Stapelton Florida Tech SO
CB Manny Abad Florida Tech SO
S Richard Nash Delta State JR
CB Frankie Lee Delta State JR
CB Marcus Sayles West Georgia SO
PK Mark Grant West Alabama SO
PK Vince Sciorrotta Delta State SO
P Dominic Demasi Valdosta State JR
KR Derick Seward West Georgia SR