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APSU Football picked 13th by Athlon Sports, names Kordell Jackson to Preseason All-America Team

 

APSU FootballNew York City – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team, the defending Ohio Valley Conference champion, continues to earn preseason recognition, Athlon Sports magazine picking it No. 13 in its preseason Top 25 poll, Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020.

In addition, Athlon Sports named 2019 consensus All-American Kordell Jackson to its Preseason FCS All-America Team, Wednesday.

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Instant Peay Play: Pre-season polls predict APSU Govs will face tough football schedule in 2019

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the Fourth of July holiday now in the rear-view mirror, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team is just over 50 days away from in 2019 season-opening kick-off and if the first released pre-season polls are correct the Governors will be facing a very challenging schedule in its first season under new head coach Mark Hudspeth.

Over the past few weeks, several magazines and websites, including HERO Sports, Athlon Sports and Lindy’s Sports have released their respective preseason polls and if they are correct more than half are either ranked in the Top 25 or listed as teams to watch in 2019.

Austin Peay Football opens the 2019 season at Fortera Stadium against North Carolina state on August 29th.

Austin Peay Football opens the 2019 season at Fortera Stadium against North Carolina state on August 29th.

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APSU Football ends season with appearance in Athlon Sports Power Rankings

 

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APSU FootballChicago, IL – For the first time in program history, the Austin Peay State University football team has made an appearance in one of the national rankings or power polls, checking in as the No. 24 team in the Athlon Sports Power Rankings, released by FCS STATS senior editor Craig Haley earlier this week.

Austin Peay Football No. 24 team in the Athlon Sports Power Rankings.

Austin Peay Football No. 24 team in the Athlon Sports Power Rankings.

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Tennessee Titans take Penn State DT Austin Johnson with 43rd overall pick in NFL Draft

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans picked up Penn State defensive tackle Austin Johnson Friday with the 43rd overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

At the NFL Combine, the 6’4″ 314 pound Johnson ran a 5.32 second 40 yard dash and had a 26 inch vertical jump.

Johnson started 13 games for the Penn State Nittany Lions racking up 15 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. He returned a fumble 71 yards for a touchdown against San Diego State.

Penn State defensive tackle Austin Johnson (99) was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 43rd overall pick in the second round of the NFL Draft, Friday. (Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports)

Penn State defensive tackle Austin Johnson (99) was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 43rd overall pick in the second round of the NFL Draft, Friday. (Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports)

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