SOUTHFIELDS, N.Y. – University of New Hampshire senior defensive end Brian McNally (Cornwall, N.Y.) has been selected as a 2011 preseason football All-American by the FCS Senior Scout Bowl selection committee. Cornerback Kyle Flemings (Forty Fort, Pa.) earned Second-Team honors, and defensive end James Jenkins (Paterson, N.J.) received honorable mention.
The FCS Senior Scout Bowl is a postseason all-star game showcasing the talent of senior players from the NCAA FCS level. The game is presented by the Collegiate Development Football League and will be held Dec. 17, 2011 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Player selections for this game begin with the announcement of the FCS Senior Scout Bowl All-American team. This team recognizes the football achievements of senior players who are entering their final season on the FCS level. Last year's inaugural game was played at the Joseph St. Lawrence Sports Complex Stadium in Ramapo, N.Y.
For McNally, a senior co-captain who set UNH's single-season record with 13.5 sacks in 2010, this honor adds to his impressive collection of preseason merits: College Sporting News Preseason All-America; CAA Preseason All-Conference Team; The Sports Network/Fathead.com Preseason All-America Second Team; Phil Steele's Preseason All-American Second Team; Phil Steele's Preseason All-CAA First Team; College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) D-I FCS Watch List and the Watch List for the Buck Buchanan Award, presented to the top defensive player in the FCS. During his junior campaign, the Cornwall, N.Y. native was feted as a College Sporting News Sweet-63 All-America, an ECAC All-Star, a member of the FCS All-New England team, Phil Steele's FCS All-America Third Team and All-CAA First Team.
Flemings, who started all 13 games at cornerback last season, tied for the team lead with eight pass break-ups, notched four interceptions, including picks in three straight games (Sept. 25-Oct. 9), compiled 30 tackles, recovered two fumbles and forced a fumble.
Jenkins, who started opposite McNally at defensive end for all 13 games in 2010, led all Wildcat DEs with 43 tackles, including 6.5 tackles for loss, and four sacks.
The FCS Senior Scout Bowl selection committee will review player performance throughout the 2011 season and is committed to bring 86 of the top players to the FCS Scout Bowl in a "North versus South" format.
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