7 UTSA Seniors got some nice pre-season nods from some the top watch lists in College Football. In case you needed something else to look forward to this season, here they are:
Scott Inskeep, a senior offensive guard, 6-foot-4, 300-pounder from McAllen, has been named to the Rotary Lombardi Award preseason watch list, presented annually to the nation’s top interior lineman. It marks the second consecutive season that Inskeep has been named to the Lombardi Award’s preseason watch list. He was a second-team all-conference choice last fall, as well as an All-Western Athletic Conference choice in 2012.
Robert Singletary, a 6-foot-2, 250-pound senior defensive end from Kingwood, has also been named to the Rotary Lombardi Award preseason watch list, presented annually to the nation’s top interior lineman. (Scott Inskeep is also on the watch list) Singletary was named a 2013 honorable mention all-league performer after racking up tackles, sacks, forced fumbles, four QB hurries and a pair of pass breakups. He recorded career highs against Marshall with seven stops and two sacks in addition to forcing a fumble that led to points.
Triston Wade: One of 39 players nationally that were named to the Jim Thorpe Award’s preseason watch list In July. (The Jim Thorpe Award, presented annually to the nation’s top defensive back, is one of the most coveted awards in college football.) Triston Wade is UTSA’s all-time leader in interceptions (8), pass breakups (21), forced fumbles (7) and fumble recoveries (4) and stands second in tackles (207). Last year, Wade earned second-team All-C-USA accolades.
Kam Jones: One of 43 players named to the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list. Kam is one of our favorite receivers, and UTSA’s all time leading receiver with 96 receptions for 1,246 yards. The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award honors Division I’s top offensive player with ties to state of Texas. Kam Jones is a native of Edna, TX.
Special Teams: UTSA Roadrunners earned three of the five total Preseason All-Conference USA honors spots on special teams, as place-kicker Sean Ianno, punt returner Kenny Harrison and deep snapper Jesse Medrano all were chosen.
Sean Ianno, Place Kicker: during three years at UTSA, he successfully kicked 90 field goals for points, connecting on all 38 of his extra-point attempts last season. He enters the 2014 season with the nation’s second-longest active extra points streak.
Kenny Harrison, Punt Returner: finished second nationally during his sophomore season with a 17.3 average on 12 runbacks. In the home opener against Oklahoma State last year, he had a season-long return of 62 yards.
Jesse Medrano – Deep Snapper: helped the Runners score on all their extra point attempts, 11 field goals, 3 special team tackles, and helped the punting average.