Bennifield, Webb Represent Mocs At SoCon Media Day

Monday, July 17, 2017
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is sending a pair of all-league standouts to the 2017 Southern Conference Football Media Day in Spartanburg, S.C. on Tuesday, July 18. 

Fans can catch all of the press conference interviews, plus a session with SoCon Commissioner John Iamarino, via the SoCon Digital Network's live stream that begins at 1:10 p.m. (E.D.T.).

Senior quarterback Alejandro Bennifield and senior defensive back Lucas Webb are making the trip to the annual conference kickoff prior to the start of the 2017 college football season.
 New UTC head coach Tom Arth is also attending the event at the Spartanburg Marriott.

All nine SoCon head coaches and select student-athletes from each school will meet the media and preview the upcoming season.  Arth is entering his first season with the Mocs.  He was the 2016 NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year at John Carroll University.  There he posted a 40-8 record over four seasons. 

Bennifield was a second team All-SoCon selection after throwing for 26 touchdowns and 2,633 yards last season.  He was second in the league and No. 11 in the FCS with a 152.6 passer rating in 2016. 

Webb is trying to become the first in UTC history to make the All-SoCon first team all four years in a career.  He has 10 career INTs and his three career pick-6s are tied for the SoCon record.

Chattanooga has been picked to win the league each of the last four seasons.  The 2017 preseason polls and all-conference teams will be announced prior to the start of the media day festivities on Tuesday.


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