Three Wildcats named to BSN preseason All-America team

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Bethune-Cookman left tackle Terrance Hackney was named to the Beyond Sports Network (BSN) Preseason FCS All-America first team, officials from the media outlet announced last week. Additionally, defensive back Nick Addison and defensive lineman LeBrandon Richardson earned honors on the network’s second and third teams, respectively.

Recently recognized on the College Football Performance Award (CFPA) Offensive Lineman Award watch list, Hackney returns for his junior year in 2013, earning his first nod as a preseason first team All-American. Hackney collected Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive Lineman of the Year accolades in 2012.

Anchoring the Wildcats’ offensive line, the 6-6, 310-pound tackle from Chapel Hill, N.C. led B-CU to a No. 10 NCAA FCS rushing offense ranking (244.2 YPG) and earned 2012 honors as an FCS third team All-American from The Sports Network and BSN, in addition to HBCU All-America nods from Sheridan Broadcasting Network (SBN), Boxtorow and HBCU Huddle/College Sporting News.

2012 team picks
Landing on BSN’s second team All-America squad, Richardson was a 2012 first team All-MEAC performer as a sophomore while also earning HBCU All-America accolades from SBN and Boxtorow. The 6-2, 255-pound defensive lineman from Miami collected 53 tackles in 2012 (26 solo) with 13 tackles for loss, including a team-best 8.5 sacks.

A 6-2, 180-pound safety from Tampa, Addison earned his first preseason honors as a member of BSN’s third team All-America team. The junior ended his 2012 season as a first team All-MEAC performer in the Wildcats’ secondary, closing the campaign second on the team in tackles at 58 with a team-high tying three interceptions in addition to leading the Wildcats with six pass breakups and nine deflections.

For the complete BSN FCS All-America squad, visit the official website at www.beyondsportsnetwork.com/pages/allamerica2013.

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