The SEC will release its preseason poll and all-conference teams on Friday. We will have to wait until Southland Conference media days next week to see where Stephen F. Austin is picked to finish, but several Jacks received preseason love on Thursday.
A total of seven players earned preseason all-conference honors, including first teamers offensive lineman Josh Keith, defensive end John Franklin, and punt returner Trae Hart.
East Texan Tamrick Pace received second team honors. The sophomore from Brownsboro led the Jacks in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns in 2016. Pace ranks second all-time in program history among freshman in each category.