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      Bennett and Jacobs take top Big South Awards

      David Bennett was named Big South Coach of the Year

      Thirteen Coastal Carolina football players were honored by the Big South Conference in the post-season awards. Linebacker Andrae Jacobs was named Big South Defensive Player of the Year, while David Bennett won Big South Coach of the Year honors.

      Coastal QB Zach MacDowall finished second in the offensive player of the year voting behind Liberty's Mike Brown. For Bennett, it's his second Big South Coach of the Year award in his eight years at Coastal Carolina. CCU hosts Western Illinois in the first round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday at 1pm.

      FIRST-TEAM ALL-CONFERENCEOFFENSE QB - Mike Brown, R-Jr., LibertyRB - Miguel Maysonet, Soph., Stony BrookRB - Brock Jackolski, Jr., Stony BrookWR - Chris Summers, R-Jr., LibertyWR - Gerald Stevenson, Sr., Charleston SouthernWR - James Perry III, R-Jr., Gardner-WebbTE - David Duran, R-Jr., Coastal CarolinaOL - Paul Fenaroli, Sr., Stony BrookOL - Alex Stadler, R-Sr., LibertyOL - Corey O'Daniel, Sr., Gardner-WebbOL - Justin Vargas, R-Sr., LibertyOL - Brian Crew, Sr., Stony Brook

      DEFENSE DL - Preston Pemasa, Fr., Gardner-WebbDL - Terry Adams, R-Sr., LibertyDL - Josh Wine, Sr., VMIDL - Asa Chapman, Jr., LibertyLB - Andrae Jacobs, Soph., Coastal CarolinaLB - A.J. Gross, R-Jr., VMILB - Kyle O'Donnell, R-Sr., LibertyLB - Chris Patrick, R-Sr., Charleston SouthernDB - Arin West, Sr., Stony BrookDB - Josh Norman, Jr., Coastal CarolinaDB - Charles James, R-Soph., Charleston SouthernDB - Dominique Davenport, R-Sr., Coastal Carolina

      SPECIAL TEAMS PK - Matt Bevins, Jr., LibertyP - Mike Larsson, Jr., LibertyLS - Daniel Bonifas, R-Sr., Coastal CarolinaKR - Gerald Stevenson, Sr., Charleston SouthernPR - Michael Rainey-Wiles, Sr., VMI

      SECOND-TEAM ALL-CONFERENCEOFFENSE QB - Zach MacDowall, R-Sr., Coastal CarolinaRB - Eric O'Neal, Sr., Coastal CarolinaRB - Patrick Hall, Sr., Gardner-Webb (tie)RB - Trandon Dendy, R-Sr., Presbyterian College (tie)WR - Matt Brevi, Jr., Stony BrookWR - Brandon Whitley, R-Sr., Coastal CarolinaWR - B.J. Hayes, R-Jr., LibertyTE - Josh Miller, Sr., Gardner-WebbOL - Seth Smalls, Sr., Coastal CarolinaOL - Jordan Lancaster, R-Sr., Charleston SouthernOL - Soeren Wendland, R-Sr., LibertyOL - Jamey Cheatwood, R-Fr., Coastal CarolinaOL - Jamie Dunaway, Soph., Gardner-Webb

      DEFENSEDL - Damiso Alexander, R-Sr., VMIDL - Kent Harper, Sr., Coastal CarolinaDL - Patrick Bannon, Sr., LibertyDL - Joel Walton, Sr., Charleston SouthernLB - Craig Richardson, Soph., Stony BrookLB - Jeffery Williams, Sr., Gardner-WebbLB - Derek Brown, Sr., Presbyterian CollegeLB - Doncel Bolt, Sr., LibertyDB - Cedric McGowan, R-Sr., Gardner-WebbDB - Justin Bethel, Jr., Presbyterian CollegeDB - Byron Allen, R-Jr., VMIDB - Bryce Nixon, R-Jr., Gardner-Webb

      SPECIAL TEAMSPK - Wesley Skiffington, R-Soph., Stony BrookP - Patrick Morgano, Soph., Presbyterian CollegeLS - Hudson Smith, Fr., Gardner-WebbKR - Brock Jackolski, Jr., Stony BrookPR - Niccolo Mastromatteo, Fr., Coastal Carolina

      ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Brad Sweatt, Soph., LB, Charleston SouthernMarcus Lott, Jr., DB, Coastal CarolinaDami Teniola, Sr., LB, Gardner-WebbMatt Bevins, Jr., K, LibertyMyron Gary, Sr., QB, Presbyterian CollegeMichael Coulter, Jr., QB, Stony BrookChaz Jones, Jr., RB, VMI

      OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEARMike Brown, R-Jr., QB, Liberty

      DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEARAndrae Jacobs, Soph., LB, Coastal Carolina

      FRESHMAN OF THE YEARPreston Pemasa, DL, Gardner-Webb

      COACH OF THE YEARDavid Bennett, Coastal Carolina

      SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEARMichael Coulter, Jr., QB, Stony Brook

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