CHARLESTON, S.C. - Erik Austell added another preseason accolade on Monday morning as the senior offensive tackle was recognized to the College Football America Yearbook's 2016 FCS Starting Lineup.
Austell was the lone representative from the Big South Conference to earn the award as the Warner Robins, Ga., native was named to CFA's Preseason All-America Team. Austell has also been recognized as a 2016 STATS FCS Preseason First Team All-American selection and a preseason all-conference selection
Austell, a three-year starter at left tackle, was named a STATS FCS Second Team All-American in 2015. The redshirt senior has been a key cog for a CSU offense that has ranked among the nation's top-20 in rushing throughout his career.
Austell helped Christian Reyes become the program's all-time leading rusher in just two years and was an essential part of a unit that led the country in time of possession in 2013 and 2014. He is returning from an injury that sidelined him for the final four games of 2015.
The College Football America 2016 Yearbook features more than 930 college football teams from the United States and Canada over the course of more than 300 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and Canada Interuniversity Sport (CIS). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos.
2016 College Football America Starting Lineup
Pos. Name School Yr.
QB Eli Jenkins Jacksonville State Sr.
RB Kade Harrington Lamar Sr.
RB Chase Edmonds Fordham Jr.
WR Cooper Kupp Eastern Washington Sr.
WR Jake Wieneke South Dakota State Jr.
TE Jordan Powell New Hampshire Sr.
OL Casey Dunn Jacksonville State Sr.
OL Corey Levin Chattanooga Sr.
OL Mitchell Kirsch James Madison Sr.
OL&nErik Austellbsp; Erik Austell Charleston Southern Sr.
OL Julie'n Davenport Bucknell Sr.
PK Nick Dorka Jr. William & Mary Jr.
KR Lorenzo Jerome St. Francis (PA) Sr.
Pos. Name School Yr.
DL Keionta Davis Chattanooga Sr.
DL Derek Rivers Youngstown State Sr.
DL P.J. Hall Sam Houston State Jr.
DL Karter Schult Northern Iowa Sr.
LB Christian Kuntz Duquesne Sr.
LB Nick DeLuca North Dakota State Sr.
LB Kourtney Berry Alabama State Sr.
DB Donald Payne Stetson Sr.
DB Dee Delaney The Citadel Jr.
DB David Jones Richmond Sr.
DB Casey DeAndrade New Hampshire Sr.
P Chris Fraser Cornell Sr.
PR Khris Gardin North Carolina A&T Jr.