University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Cole Strange earned his first preseason All-American honors this week. He was recently named to Phil Steele’s FCS Preseason All-American Fourth Team. Steele also released his preseason all-conference teams, which included 13 Mocs in the Southern Conference listings.
Strange is a three-year starter on the offensive line where he has played in 33 games with 29 starts. The Knoxville, Tenn., native is a versatile lineman who started first 11 game at left guard in 2019 before playing the last six halves of the year at center due to injuries.
A Psychology major, Strange is a two-time Academic All-SoCon honoree and was a Freshman All-American in 2017.
Joining Strange on Steele’s preseason All-SoCon first team were seniors Bryce Nunnelly (WR), Chris James (TE) and Brandon Dowdell (DB) and junior Devonnsha Maxwell (DL). Senior Jordan Jones (DB), juniors McClendon Curtis (OL) and Ty Boeck (LB) and sophomores Ailym Ford (RB) and Jay Person (DL) made the second team.
Rounding out the Mocs representation on the third team were Dowdell (RS), seniors Reggie Henderson (WR), Harrison Moon (OL) and Jerrell Lawson (DB) and sophomore Cody Loszewski (LS).
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UTC opens its five-game home schedule on Saturday, Sept. 19, with a 6:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) kickoff against North Alabama.