MURFREESBORO – Athlon Sports recently released its 2018 Conference USA All-Preseason Team and Middle Tennessee was well represented with 11 players selected. The 11 selections equals the second most in C-USA.
The Blue Raiders placed wide receiver Ty Lee and offensive lineman Chandler Brewer on the first team offense. Lee, a second team pick last season, led the league in receptions in 2017 with a career best 79. Brewer was an honorable mention selection in 2017 after starting 12 games and averaging 67.5 snaps per game.
Second team members include quarterback Brent Stockstill, safety Jovante Moffatt and linebacker Khalil Brooks. Stockstill enters the 2018 season leading the nation among active players in passing yards per game, third in passing yards, second in total offense and eighth in passing efficiency. Moffatt, an honorable mention pick in 2017, led the Blue Raiders in tackles with 101, while Brooks ranked 21st nationally in tackles for loss on his way to earning second team all-league honors.
Offensive lineman Carlos Johnson and defensive end Walter Brady earned third team recognition, while running back Terelle West, offensive lineman Robert Behanan and linebacker Darius Harris made the fourth team.
Safety Reed Blankenship also earned fourth team honors as a punt returner.
The Blue Raiders will report to camp on August 2 with the first practice set for August 3. The season opener is September 1 at Vanderbilt.