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Five Rebels named preseason All-American by Athlon

Five Rebels named preseason All-American by Athlon

The 2015-16 college football season is still two months away, but Ole Miss players are already garnering plenty of preseason attention. Five Rebels—all juniors—were named preseason All-Americans by Athlon Sports.

Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell and offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil represented Ole Miss as first-team offense selections.

On the defensive side, tackle Robert Nkemdiche and defensive back Tony Conner also received first-team honors. Tight end Evan Engram was named a second-team selection.

The Rebels join defending national champion Ohio State as the only two schools to have four first-team selections by Athlon Sports.

Both Phil Steele and Sporting News named two Ole Miss players first-team All-Americans. Steele listed Tunsil and Engram, while Sporting News went with Tunsil and Nkemdiche.

(Feature image and all images in this article were taken by The Rebel Walk photographer Bentley Breland.)

About The Author

Courtney Smith

Courtney is from Memphis and received his Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Memphis in May of 2014. He began his journalism career covering the Memphis Tigers Men's basketball team, which landed him an intern position on 730 Yahoo Sports Radio and a position with A freelance writer for the Associated Press, Courtney is also a member of The Rebel Walk team and reports regularly on Ole Miss football and basketball. Courtney, the father of a six-year old girl named Soniyah, prefers to cover NCAA basketball and football, but is happy to report on any other sport that comes his way.

1 Comment

  1. Jimmy Hopper

    5 very deserving athletes. I am proud of all of you.


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