Some University of South Carolina football players have been named to a preseason All-America team.
South Carolina senior guard A.J. Cann and junior
tailback Mike Davis received Preseason All-America honors from Athlon
Sports. Cann is a preseason first-team
honoree with Davis a preseason third-team selection.
Cann, a 6-4, 311-pound offensive guard from Bamberg,
SC, was named to Steele's first-team All-America and first-team All-SEC
squads. Cann is a team captain and leader of the offensive line, with a team-high
38 starts over the past three seasons.
Davis, a 5-9, 223-pound junior from Atlanta, earned a
spot on Steele's third-team All-America squad and was a second-team All-SEC
selection. He was a second-team All-SEC pick last season after rushing 203
times for 1,183 yards (the fourth-highest single-season total in school
history), with 11 touchdowns.
Two weeks ago Athlon's released the Preseason All-SEC
teams with six Gamecocks honored. Cann
was a first-team pick with Davis a second-team choice, senior offensive tackle
Corey Robinson a third-team selection and junior wide receiver Shaq Roland
receiving fourth-team recognition. On
defense, sophomore linebacker Skai Moore earned preseason second-team
all-conference honors with sophomore placekicker Elliott Fry a third-team
South Carolina opens the 2014 season on
Thursday, Aug. 28 hosting Texas A&M at Williams-Brice Stadium.