Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Rutgers ranked 22nd in Athlon's football poll

-Courtesy of Rutgers University

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (May 6, 2008) - The Rutgers football team was ranked No. 22 in Athlon Magazine’s Preseason Top 25 poll, which was released today on AthlonSports.com. The Scarlet Knights return 15 starters from last season’s 8-5 squad that won the program’s second consecutive bowl with a 52-30 victory vs. Ball State in the International Bowl.

Senior wide receiver Tiquan Underwood (Lawrenceville, N.J.) is featured on the cover of the Eastern edition of Athlon’s Preview Magazine, which hits newsstands June 6.

Nine players collected Preseason All-BIG EAST honors according to Athlon. Underwood and senior free safety Courtney Greene (New Rochelle, N.Y.) earned First Team All-Conference accolades.

Junior wide receiver Kenny Britt (Bayonne, N.J.), senior tight end Kevin Brock (Hackensack, N.J.), sophomore offensive lineman Anthony Davis (Piscataway, N.J.) and senior defensive lineman Jamaal Westerman (Brampton, Ontario) were named to the All-Conference Preseason Second Team while junior center Ryan Blaszczyk (Medford Lakes, N.J.), senior cornerback Jason McCourty (Nanuet, N.Y.) and junior punt returner Dennis Campbell (Plantation, Fla.) were Third Team All-Conference selections.

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