Football lands six players on preseason All-SoCon team
Junior safety Gerald Sensabaugh was one of two Bucs to earn first-team All-SoCon honors
Junior safety Gerald Sensabaugh was one of two Bucs to earn first-team All-SoCon honors

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 29, 2003) - The Southern Conference football coaches, who have been meeting with the media this week at the league's annual football rouser in Greenville, S.C., have named their preseason All-Southern Conference team. Six student-athletes from East Tennessee State were named among the league's top players. Highlighting the list of first-team selections were defensive backs Tony Tiller (Lithonia, Ga.) and Gerald Sensabaugh (Kingsport, Tenn.). Tiller was recently named to the NCAA Division I-AA All-America team by The Sports Network for the second time in 2003 and was an All-SoCon selection last season. The 6-foot-1 cornerback registered 41 tackles, one interception and eight pass break-ups in 2002, while Sensabaugh played in 11 games for the Bucs, starting nine at safety en route to his first All-Southern Conference selection. Sensabaugh led the team and was second in the SoCon with four fumble recoveries in 2002. Earning second-team recognition for the Buccaneers were defensive back Montreal Harkley (Hanahan, S.C.), linebacker Mike Cornegay (Fayetteville, N.C.) and defensive lineman Brandon Calton (Pennington Gap, Va.), while running back Gaven Varner (Summerville, S.C.) was ETSU's lone offensive player to make the list. Harkley was named All-SoCon last year after leading the league in interceptions. Calton played in all 12 games for the Bucs in 2002 and was second on the team with 10 tackles for loss. Despite missing nearly half of the season due to injury, Cornegay finished seventh on the squad with 49 tackles, including a season-high 13 tackles against The Citadel on Oct. 12. Varner, a 6-foot-1, 230-pound senior, led the team with 599 yards rushing and six rushing touchdowns in his first season at ETSU in 2002. Perhaps Varners best game as a Buc came against VMI last September, when he rushed for 128 yards on just 15 carries and three touchdowns. For a complete list of the 2003 Coaches Preseason All-Southern Conference Team, click here to go to the Southern Conference release.
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WTEN ETSU
Oct 21 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MSOC ETSU 4 Lexington, Va.
Oct 21 VMI 0
VB The Citadel 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 21 ETSU 3
FB ETSU Kingsport, Tenn.
Oct 23, 6:00 p.m. Scrimmage at J. Fred Johnson Stadium
MSOC ETSU 0 Greenville, S.C.
Oct 24, 6:00 p.m. Furman 3
VB ETSU 2 Birmingham, Ala.
Oct 24, 6:00 p.m. Samford University 3
WGOLF Palmetto Intercollegiate Kiawah Island, S.C.
Oct 26 10th of 20
WSOC ETSU 2 Cullowhee, N.C.
Oct 26 Western Carolina 3
MSOC UNC Greensboro 1 OT
Oct 28 ETSU 0
MBB Blue/Gold Scrimmage Freedom Hall
Oct 30, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MCC Southern Conference Championship Kernersville, N.C.
Oct 31
WCC Southern Conference Championship Kernersville, N.C.
Oct 31
WTEN ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct 31 University of Tennessee Fall Invite
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Oct 31, 7:00 p.m. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
WTEN ETSU
Nov 1, 7:00 p.m. University of Tennessee Fall Invite
WBB Milligan College Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 12:00 p.m. ETSU
FB ETSU Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 3:00 p.m. Homecoming scrimmage
WSOC ETSU Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 5:30 p.m. UNC Greensboro
VB University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 7:00 p.m. ETSU