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SLC announces preseason all-conferene football team

BEAUMONT – Representing a sign of continuing growth for its
fourth-year football program, five Lamar Cardinals were named to the preseason
All-Southland Conference Team which was announced by the league office today.


For the first time in three years of league play since
the reinstatement of the football program, Lamar was represented on the
preseason all-conference team.


“I think the further along we go, the more we should be
represented on these teams,” said LU head coach Ray Woodard. “I think it’s a
reflection of where we are as a program. We should be represented and we are.”


Punter Kollin Kahler is the Cardinals’ lone
representative on the first team. A 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior out of Waco,
Kahler holds the school record for career punting average at 40.8 yards per
punt. Kahler, who has been Lamar’s starting punter for the last three seasons,
boomed a 72-yarder against Southeastern Louisiana in 2011 for the third longest
punt in school history.


“Kollin does a great job on and off the field,” said
Woodard. “He’s a very dependable person and a very dependable punter. I’m going
to regret when he leaves because he has been a mainstay for us from the time we


A 2011 honorable mention all-conference performer, Kahler
was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 First-Team last year. Kahler
finished his junior season with a 41.5 yards per punt average including 10
punts over 50 yards and 18 that were downed inside the 20-yard line.


Four Cardinals were named to the preseason second-team
with Barry Ford representing the offensive side of the ball and Chad Allen,
Jesse Dickson and Jermaine Longino earning recognition for their defensive


Dickson, a 6-foot-3, 265-pound defensive lineman out of
Houston, was a second-team all-conference selection following the 2012
campaign. In addition to posting 43 tackles last season, Dickson led the
Cardinals with nine tackles for loss and four sacks to rank among the top 15 in
the conference in both categories.


“I would like to see Jesse finish on some of the first
teams by the end of the year and have the type of year that he’s looking to
have,” said Woodard. “We expect big things out of him, but he also expects a
lot from himself. I think as he plays, our defense plays. We need a big year
out of him and I think he’s going to give it to us.”


A fellow Houston native, Longino had a big first year for
the Cardinals after transferring in from Trinity Valley Community College. The
5-foot-10, 220-pound linebacker earned honorable mention honors in 2012 after
tying for the conference lead with 107 total tackles.


“I’d like to think if he put up those numbers again, he
couldn’t be ignored,” noted Woodard. “This league has a lot of really good
linebackers so it’s tough to crack the first-team, but I think he’s as good as
anybody in the league at his position.”


Longino finished with 10 or more tackles five times last
season with a season-high 16 stops at Stephen F. Austin. He added 6.5 tackles
for loss and forced three fumbles in his debut season at Lamar.


Allen, who was also named honorable mention all
conference last year, recorded 79 tackles from the defensive backfield. The
5-foot-11, 190-pound free safety out of Coldspring posted a career-high 17
tackles at SFA for the second-best single-game total by any Southland player
last year.


“Chad is one of those guys that came in (in 2010) that we
couldn’t really afford to redshirt so he had to play as a freshman,” said
Woodard. “He’s played a lot in three years and has a lot of experience under
his belt. We’re looking for him to have a big senior year, as well.”


A 6-foot-1, 175-pound wide receiver from Houston, Ford is
coming off a career-best 49-catch season which led the Cardinals. Ford also
paced Lamar with 470 receiving yards and ranked 10th in the Southland with 4.1
receptions per game.


“Barry is our most experienced receiver,” said Woodard.
“He’s played in a lot of games and brings some older experience with it. He’s
been here all along and he deserves to be on the all-conference team.”


Ford’s best game came in LU’s 34-24 win over Nicholls
last year when he finished with nine catches for 111 yards. In addition to the
career-high nine grabs, Ford added a 20-yard touchdown catch against the


“This is the first full senior class that has come all
the way through the program and we have three good classes behind them,” said
Woodard. “This is the first season, in my mind, that we’ve been at full
strength and I’m looking forward to it.”


Lamar’s 12-game regular season begins on Aug. 31 when
Oklahoma Panhandle State pays a visit to Provost Umphrey Stadium. The Cards’
first Southland Conference home game will be Oct. 19 when Central Arkansas
comes in for homecoming. For ticket information, call (409) 880-1715 or visit


2013 Preseason All-Southland Conference Football Teams
First-Team Offense

Pos.       Name    University           Ht.
         Wt.         Cl.           Hometown

QB          Wynrick
Smothers           Central Arkansas              6-1          208         Sr.           Destrehan, La.

RB           Timothy
Flanders             Sam Houston State         5-9          210         Sr.           Midwest
City, Okla.        

RB           Gus
Johnson      Stephen F. Austin            5-10       215         Jr.           Gilmer,

TE/HB    Nick Scelfo          Nicholls                6-4          235         Jr.           Baton
Rouge, La.

WR         D.J. Ward             Stephen F. Austin            5-11       180         So.          The
Woodlands, Texas 

WR         Dezmin
Lewis    Central Arkansas              6-4          212         Jr.           Mesquite, Texas

WR         Diontae
Spencer              McNeese State 5-9          170         Sr.           New
Iberia, La.

OL           Arinze
Agada     McNeese State 6-1          286         Sr.           Houston,

OL           Gasten
Gabriel  Southeastern La.              6-5          310         Sr.           Jackson, La.       

OL           Cole
Caruthers  Central Arkansas              6-4          292         Jr.           Sugar Land, Texas

OL           Donald
Jackson Sam Houston State         6-2          285         So.          Kilgore,

OL           Antoine
Everett                McNeese State 6-4          315         Jr.           Richmond,

AP          Richard
Sincere Sam Houston State         5-10       180         Sr.           Galveston,

PK           Eddie
Camara    Central Arkansas              5-9          168         Jr.           Cedar Hill, Texas


First-Team Defense

Pos.       Name    University           Ht.
         Wt.         Cl.           Hometown

DL           Jonathan
Woodard         Central Arkansas              6-6          271         So.          Brentwood, Tenn.

DL           Darren
Robinson              Stephen F. Austin            5-11       247         Jr.           Dallas,

DL           Matt
Hornbuckle              Central Arkansas              6-2          281         Sr.           Colleyville, Texas

DL           Gary
Lorance     Sam Houston State         6-0          290         Sr.           Baytown,

LB           Justin
Heard       Central Arkansas              6-2          230         Sr.           Woodland, Ala.

LB           Deonte
Thompson          McNeese State 6-2          220         Jr.           Shreveport,

LB           Eric
Fieilo             Sam Houston State         5-11       225         Sr.           Euless,

DB          Jestin
Love          Central Arkansas              6-0          208         Sr.           West Memphis, Ark.

DB          Terence
Cahee McNeese State 5-9          190         Sr.           Westlake,

DB          Bookie
Sneed    Sam Houston State         6-0          180         Sr.           Conroe,

DB          Guy
Morgan       McNeese State 6-0          190         Sr.           Baton
Rouge, La.

DB          RaDarius
Winston            Central Arkansas              5-11       196         Sr.           Bastrop, La.

P             Kollin
Kahler       Lamar    6-2          200         Sr.           Waco,

KR           Xavier
Roberson               Southeastern La.              5-9          180         So.          Atlanta, Ga.

PR           Torrance
Williams            Sam Houston State         5-9          170         Sr.           Waco,


Second-Team Offense

Pos.       Name    University           Ht.
         Wt.         Cl.           Hometown

QB          Brian
Bell             Sam Houston State         6-2          175         Sr.           China
Spring, Texas

RB           Marcus
Wiltz      McNeese State 5-9          192         Sr.           Cecilia,

RB           Marcus
Washington        Nicholls                5-11       214         Sr.           Lillian, Ala.

TE/HB    Nic Jacobs           McNeese State 6-5          260         Jr.           Many,

WR         Chance
Nelson  Sam Houston State         5-11       175         So.          Baytown,

WR         Michael
Brooks Stephen F. Austin            5-10       180         Sr.           Dallas,

WR         Barry
Ford           Lamar    6-1          175         Sr.           Houston,

OL           Andrew
Ratliff   Stephen F. Austin            6-5          310         Sr.           Llano,

OL           Dominique
Allen              Central Arkansas              6-3          295         Jr.           Houston, Texas

OL           Warren
Jones    Northwestern State       6-1          300         Sr.           Macon,

OL           Matt
Boyles        Sam Houston State         6-2          28           Sr.           Southlake,

OL           Kyle
Stouffer     Central Arkansas              6-7          316         So.          Highland Park, Texas

AP          Xavier
Roberson               Southeastern La.              5-9          170         So.          Atlanta, Ga.

PK           Andrew
Dolan   Nicholls                6-1          185         Sr.           Mobile,


Second-Team Defense

Pos.       Name    University           Ht.
         Wt.         Cl.           Hometown

DL           Jesse
Dickson    Lamar    6-3          265         Sr.           Houston,

DL           Everett
Ellefsen                McNeese State 6-3          230         Jr.           Madisonville,

DL           Chris
Loveless    McNeese State 6-4          240         Sr.           Houston,

DL           Jarrett
Brown    Sam Houston State         6-3          275         Sr.           Arlington,

LB           Jesse
Beauchamp            Sam Houston State         6-0          230         Sr.           Klein,

LB           Jermaine
Longino            Lamar    5-10       220         Sr.           Houston,

LB           Kaleb
Muse        Southeastern La.              6-0          255         Jr.           Ponchatula, La.

DB          Caleb
Nelson     Stephen F. Austin            6-0          195         Sr.           Apopka,

DB          Bert
White          Northwestern State       5-10       203         Sr.           Baton
Rouge, La.

DB          Marcus
Peters   Central Arkansas              6-2          204         Sr.           Daingerfield, Texas

DB          Todd
Washington            Southeastern La.              6-0          180         Sr.           Lutcher, La.

DB          Chad
Allen          Lamar    5-11       190         Sr.           Coldspring,

P             Jean
Breaux       McNeese State 5-10       150         So.          Scott,

KR           Javaris
Murray   McNeese State 5-8          180         Sr.           Kingston,

PR           Michael
Brooks Stephen F. Austin            5-10       180         Sr.           Dallas,

SLC announces preseason all-conferene football team

Wednesday, April 23 2014, 11:23 AM CDT

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