JONESBORO (8/1/11) - Six Arkansas State football players, including first-team selections Dorvus Woods (Sr., DL) and Kelcie McCray (Sr., DB), have been named to the CollegeFootballNews.com Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference Team.
Woods and McCray were joined on the squad by second-team choices Ryan Aplin (Jr., QB), Dwayne Frampton (Sr., WR), Tom Castilaw (Sr., WR) and Demario Davis (Sr., LB).
The Web site also listed its top-30 preseason players in the conference, which included Aplin at No. 7, Davis at No. 15, McCray at No. 20 and Frampton at No. 28. Aplin was one of five players in the Sun Belt Conference listed as "big-time players that deserve a bigger spotlight."
The Red Wolves were picked to finish fourth in the 2011 Sun Belt Conference race with a 6-6 record by CollegeFootballNews.com, which placed Troy atop its list. A-State was named as the publication's "team that will surprise," saying "led by QB Ryan Aplin, and helped by great special teams, a strong receiving corps, and good running backs, ASU has the potential for at least a six win season."
Woods, McCray, Aplin, Frampton, Castilaw and Davis have all been tabbed All-Sun Belt Conference by at least one other preseason publication as well, including Lindy's, Athlon Sports, Sporting News and Blue Ribbon. Additionally, Castilaw is on the Lombardi Award Watch List, Frampton on the Biletnikoff Award Watch List and Castilaw on the Rimington Award Watch List.
Season and individual game tickets for the Red Wolves' 2011 campaign, which includes six home games, are on sale and can be ordered by contacting the ASU Box Office at 870-972-ASU1 or 1-888-ASU-FANS or by visiting AStateRedWolves.com. For more information, contact the ASU Marketing Department at 870-972-3880.