NASHVILLE– Senior wide receiver Quentin Sims and senior placer kicker Cody Sandlin were named to the preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference football team. The team was released Monday at the league’s annual football media day.
Sims, from Cincinnati, Ohio, had 54 catches for 712 yards and 10 touchdowns this past season. He had a season-best 11 receptions for 144 yards and a touchdown against Tennessee State.
Sims is ranked 46th in the nation with 4.9 receptions per game.
Sandlin, from Goodlettsville, made 14-of-17 field goals, including a school-record tying 53-yarder. He also made 45-of-48 PATs.
Sandlin was ranked 27th national in scoring with 87 points. He was first in OVC in kick scoring and third overall.
Murray State senior quarterback Casey Brockman was named 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Preseason Offensive Player of the Year while Southeast Missouri State senior linebacker Blake Peiffer was tabbed OVC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year in a vote of by the league’s head football coaches and sports information directors.
Returning players who were first-team All-OVC selections last season (13 in total) were automatic selections to the preseason team this year. The squad also included nine players who were second-team selections in 2011. Of the 26 total selections, 18 were seniors, six were juniors and two were sophomores.
2012 Preseason All-OVC Football Team
Preseason Offensive Player of the Year: Casey Brockman (QB), Murray State
Preseason Defensive Player of the Year: Blake Peiffer (LB), Southeast Missouri
QB - Casey Brockman, Murray State
RB - Matt Denham, Eastern Kentucky
RB - Washaun Ealey, Jacksonville State
WR - Tyrone Goard, Eastern Kentucky
WR - Quentin Sims, UT Martin
TE - Von Wise, Eastern Illinois
C - O.J. Enabosi, Eastern Kentucky
OG - Kadeem Edwards, Tennessee State
OG - Tori Mobley, Jacksonville State
OT - Aaron Adams, Eastern Kentucky
OT - Patrick Ford, Eastern Kentucky
DL - Marcus Edwards, Tennessee Tech
DL - Artavious Dowdell, Eastern Illinois
DL - Antonio Harper, Tennessee State
LB - Anthony Brown, Eastern Kentucky
LB - Ichiro Vance, Eastern Kentucky
LB - Blake Peiffer, Southeast Missouri
LB - Qua Huzzie, Murray State
LB - Sam Small, Murray State
DB - Will Johnson, Tennessee Tech
DB - Austin Tallant, Tennessee Tech
DB - Justin Bell, Eastern Kentucky
DB - Brooklyn Fox, Eastern Kentucky
K - Cody Sandlin, UT Martin
P - Jordan Berry, Eastern Kentucky
RS - Weldon Garlington, Tennessee State