Friday, July 10, 2009
UMaine sophomore fullback/tailback Jared Turcotte was named Preseason First-Team All-America today by the Sports Network. The Lewiston native was the only sophomore in the nation to be selected to any of the Sports Network's preseason teams. This is Turcotte's second preseason All-America honor, having been named a second-teamer by Consensus Draft Services last month.
Turcotte is coming off a redshirt-freshman year, which saw him lead the team in rushing yards(625) and receptions(25). He also finished the season with eight total touchdowns.
This marks the second-straight season that a UMaine football player has been named to the Sports Network's First Team. Former standout Jovan Belcher was named to the list in 2008.
UMaine opens the season at home on Thursday Sept. 3rd...when they take on St. Cloud State.
The official release can be found here.