Petit-Frere pepresents Southeastern Lions on STATS Preseason All-America Team

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Juwan Petit Frere
Southeastern’s Juwan Petit Frere (#5) is one of the nation’s best kick returners (Photo: Randy Bergeron/SLU Athletics).

HAMMOND – On the eve of the final fall camp of his career, Southeastern Louisiana senior wide receiver/kick returner Juwan Petit-Frere was named to the STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team on Tuesday.

Petit-Frere, one of 11 multi-time All-Americans in program history, was named to the list as the third team kick returner. The dynamic playmaker has been well represented on preseason lists, being named first team preseason All-Southland Conference at both wide receiver and kick returner earlier this month.

A 2018 AFCA FCS All-America selection, Petit-Frere is coming off a junior campaign in which he led the Southland Conference with 128.8 all-purpose yards per game. The Orlando, Florida native was kicked away from often on kickoffs in 2018, but the 2017 first team All-American kick returner made the most of his opportunities, ranking 17th in the FCS with a 26.2 kickoff return average.

Petit-Frere made his greatest strides as a receiver a season ago and is poised to be a primary pass-catching option this fall for the Lions. After catching just two passes in his debut season in Hammond, the electric playmaker led SLU with 49 catches for 796 yards and five touchdowns as a junior.

Petit-Frere was one of seven Southland student-athletes recognized Tuesday by STATS. Sam Houston State senior wide receiver Nathan Stewart, as well as pair of defensive linemen – Sully Laiche of Nicholls and Chris Terrell of Central Arkansas – were named to the first team.

Abilene Chrisitan senior linebacker Jeremiah Chambers was the league’s lone second team pick. Petit-Frere was joined on the third team by Nicholls senior linebacker Evan Veron and Sam Houston State junior defensive back Zyon McCollum.

Petit-Frere and his teammates will open fall camp on Wednesday with a 9 a.m. practice. The Lions open the 2019 campaign at home, hosting Jacksonville State on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium.

2019 STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team

First Team Offense
Pos. – Name – School – Ht. – Wt. – Cl.

QB – Jake Maier – UC Davis – 6-0 – 200 – Sr.
RB – A.J. Hines – Duquesne – 5-11 – 225 – Sr.

RB – James Robinson – Illinois State – 5-10 – 220 – Sr.

WR – Michael Bandy – San Diego – 5-11 – 190 – Sr.

WR – Josh Pearson – Jacksonville State – 6-4 – 205 – Sr.

WR – Nathan Stewart – Sam Houston State – 6-0 – 180 – Sr.

TE – Charlie Taumoepeau – Portland State – 6-3 – 240 – Sr.

OL – J’Von Brown – Central Connecticut State – 6-3 – 350 – Sr.

OL – Noah Johnson – Idaho – 6-4 – 302 – Sr.

OL – Zack Johnson – North Dakota State – 6-6 – 317 – Sr.

OL – Zach Larsen – Southern Utah – 6-1 – 305 – Sr.

OL – Kyle Murphy – Rhode Island – 6-4 – 312 – Sr.

First Team Defense

Pos. – Name – School – Ht. – Wt. – Cl.

DL – Sully Laiche – Nicholls – 6-2 – 270 – Sr.

DL – Nasier Player – ETSU – 6-5 – 271 – Sr.

DL – Chris Terrell – Central Arkansas – 6-3 – 270 – Sr.

DL – Nick Wheeler – Colgate – 6-2 – 255 – Sr.

LB – Jabril Cox – North Dakota State – 6-3 – 233 – Jr.

LB – Cam Gill – Wagner – 6-3 – 230 – Sr.

LB – Zach Hall – Southeast Missouri – 6-0 – 230 – Sr.

LB – Dante Olson – Montana – 6-2 – 237 – Sr.

DB – Marlon Bridges – Jacksonville State – 6-0 – 200 – Sr.

DB – Manny Patterson – Maine – 5-10 – 180 – Sr.

DB – Rashad Robinson – James Madison – 5-11 – 185 – Sr.

DB – Isiah Swann – Dartmouth – 6-0 – 190 – Sr.

First Team Special Teams

Pos. – Name – School – Ht. – Wt. – Cl.

PK – Aidan O’Neill – Towson – 6-1 – 199 – Sr.

P – Alex Pechin – Bucknell – 6-0 – 210 – Gr.

LS – Bradley Sorenson – South Dakota State – 6-2 – 225 – Jr.

KR – Jean Constant – Stony Brook – 5-9 – 180 – Sr.

PR – D’Angelo Amos – James Madison – 6-1 – 186 – Jr.

ATH – Shane Simpson – Towson – 5-9 – 200 – Sr.

ATH – Troy Anderson – Montana State – 6-3 – 215 – Jr.

Second Team Offense

Pos. – Name – School – Ht. – Wt. – Cl.

QB – Tom Flacco – Towson – 6-1 – 208 – Sr.

RB – Josh Davis – Weber State – 5-9 – 195 – So.

RB – Pierre Strong Jr. – South Dakota State – 5-11 – 200 – So.

RB – De’Shawn Waller – Alcorn State – 5-11 – 210 – Sr.

WR – Cade Johnson – South Dakota State – 5-10 – 175 – Jr.

WR – Bryce Nunnelly – Chattanooga – 6-2 – 190 – Jr.

WR – Aaron Parker – Rhode Island – 6-3 – 191 – Sr.

TE – Briley Moore – Northern Iowa – 6-3 – 242 – Sr.

OL – Justus Basinger – Wofford – 6-4 – 305 – Sr.

OL – Spencer Blackburn – Eastern Washington – 6-2 – 290 – Sr.

OL – Liam Fornadel – James Madison – 6-4 – 307 – Jr.

OL – Drew Himmelmann – Illinois State – 6-10 – 315 – Jr.

OL – Marcus Pettiford – North Carolina A&T – 6-4 – 293 – Sr.

Second Team Defense

Pos. – Name – School – Ht. – Wt. – Cl.

DL – Darin Greenfield – South Dakota – 6-3 – 240 – Sr.

DL – Aaron Patrick – Eastern Kentucky – 6-4 – 245 – Sr.

DL – Derrek Tuszka – North Dakota State – 6-5 – 243 – Sr.

DL – Kayon Whitaker – Maine – 6-2 – 255 – Sr.

LB – Bryson Armstrong – Kennesaw State – 5-11 – 212 – Jr.

LB – Jeremiah Chambers – Abilene Christian – 6-1 – 220 – Sr.

LB – Jonas Griffith – Indiana State – 6-4 – 240 – Sr.

LB – Adrian Hope – Furman – 6-1 – 210 – So.

LB – Christian Rozeboom – South Dakota State – 6-2 – 225 – Sr.

DB – Abu Daramy-Swaray – Colgate – 5-10 – 190 – Sr.

DB – Franklin “Mac” McCain III – North Carolina A&T – 5-11 – 173 – Jr.

DB – Tyree Robinson – ETSU – 5-11 – 184 – Jr.

DB – Dorian Walker – Kennesaw State – 6-0 – 181 – Sr.

Second Team Special Teams

Pos. – Name – School – Ht. – Wt. – Cl.

PK – Grayson Atkins – Furman – 5-10 – 187 – Jr.

P – Cade Coffey – Idaho – 6-1 – 198 – Jr.

LS – Josh Brady – Jacksonville State – 6-3 – 238 – Sr.

KR – Rashid Shaheed – Weber State – 6-0 – 175 – Jr.

PR – Nick Rinella – Saint Francis – 5-10 – 200 – Sr.

ATH – Kentel Williams – Austin Peay – 6-0 – 190 – Sr.

Third Team Offense

Pos. – Name – School – Ht. – Wt. – Cl.

QB – Tyrie Adams – Western Carolina – 6-2 – 180 – Sr.

RB – Juwon Farri – Monmouth – 5-10 – 185 – So.

RB – Quay Holmes – ETSU – 6-1 – 216 – So.

RB – Jordan Meachum – Sacred Heart – 5-10 – 200 – Sr.

WR – Jequez Ezzard – Howard – 5-9 – 190 – Sr.

WR – Reed Klubnik – Yale – 6-3 – 200 – Sr.

WR – Kristian Wilkerson – Southeast Missouri – 6-1 – 210 – Sr.

TE – Adam Trautman – Dayton – 6-6 – 253 – Sr.

OL – Darius Anderson – Jacksonville State – 6-3 – 305 – Jr.

OL – Jack Badovinac – Colgate – 6-2 – 290 – Jr.

OL – Mitch Brott – Montana State – 6-6 – 290 – Sr.

OL – Reily Radosevich – Princeton – 6-3 – 265 – Sr.

OL – Ty Whitworth – Weber State – 6-4 – 295 – Jr.

Third Team Defense

Pos. – Name – School – Ht. – Wt. – Cl.

DL – Ron’Dell Carter – James Madison – 6-3 – 273 – Sr.

DL – Maurice Jackson – Richmond – 6-2 – 265 – Sr.

DL – Bryce Sterk – Montana State – 6-5 – 250 – Sr.

DL – Khristian Tate – Georgetown – 6-0 – 280 – Sr.

LB – Glenn Cunningham – Fordham – 6-2 – 226 – Jr.

LB – Da’Jon Lee – Saint Francis – 6-2 – 235 – Sr.

LB – Solomon Muhammad – Alcorn State – 6-1 – 235 – Sr.

LB – DeShawn Stevens – Maine – 6-1 – 250 – Jr.

LB – Evan Veron – Nicholls – 6-0 – 215 – Sr.

DB – Tymere Berry – Monmouth – 6-1 – 175 – Jr.

DB – Jeremy Chinn – Southern Illinois – 6-2 – 211 – Sr.

DB – Zyon McCollum – Sam Houston State – 6-4 – 190 – Jr.

DB – Ju’Anthony Parker – Prairie View – 5-11 – 165 – Sr.

DB – Will Warner – Drake – 6-3 – 201 – Sr.

Third Team Special Teams

Pos. – Name – School – Ht. – Wt. – Cl.

PK – Chase Vinatieri – South Dakota State – 6-1 – 225 – Sr.

P – Chris Faddoul – Florida A&M – 6-1 – 182 – Jr.

P – Garret Wegner – North Dakota State – 6-0 – 193 – Jr.

LS – Chandler Collins – Missouri State – 6-4 – 242 – Sr.

KR – Juwan Petit-Frere – Southeastern Louisiana – 5-9 – 180 – Sr.

KR – Jimmie Robinson – Bethune-Cookman – 5-8 – 162 – Sr.

PR – Chris Rowland – Tennessee State – 5-8 – 170 – Sr.

ATH – Caylin Newton – Howard – 6-0 – 195 – Jr.

 

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