LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The first sign that the 2018 football season is near was released on Thursday morning when the Southland Conference announced its preseason all-conference teams that features 10 McNeese Cowboys – five on each the first and second teams.
Senior running back David Hamm, along with junior tight end Lawayne Ross and senior kicker Gunnar Raborn, were automatic selections on the first team after being named to the 2017 all-conference postseason first-team squad.
Senior punter Alex Kjellsten and senior linebacker B.J. Blunt were voted by the league coaches onto the preseason first team unit.
Garnering second team honors includes senior quarterback James Tabary and junior offensive lineman Grant Burguillos on offense while junior defensive line man Chris Livings is joined on the defensive side of the ball by junior defensive back Colby Burton and sophomore back Darion Dunn.
The 2018 preseason poll will be released during the SLC Football Media Day event on July 19 in Houston.
McNeese opens its season on Saturday, Sept. 1 at Northern Colorado and will open up fall camp on August 2
First Team All-Conference Offense
First Team All-Conference Defense
Second Team All-Conference Offense
Second Team All-Conference Defense
* Automatic selection; returning all-conference player