Football players receive preseason honors

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Despite being done with the 2012-2013 season, the Panthers have not stopped earning awards and honors. In his annual college football preview, Phil Steele has named several of Georgia State’s finest to his All-Sun Belt preseason teams. On the second team is Albert Wilson (wide Receiver and return specialist) and he is joined by; Matt Hubbard (punter), Terrance Woodard (defensive lineman) and Grant King (offensive tackle), who find themselves on the third team.

Matt Hubbard also found himself on the second team of the Athlon Sports All-Sun Belt team. This is a big honor for the second-team punter from a year ago in the Colonial Athletic Association. He started out hot of the gates last season with a record-setting performance in the season opener, when he punted the ball five times for an average of 62.2 yards a punt. This is a NCAA record and will go down as one of the greatest performances by a special teams player in the history of college football. His evening was capped off by an 80-yard punt that is a Georgia State record.

With all of the talk about the new Falcons stadium replacing the Georgia Dome, Panthers fans have to wonder what will happen to their team’s home field. As of right now, Georgia State plans to continue playing its home games in the Georgia Dome until it is ultimately demolished. After this occurs it can be assumed that like the Falcons, GSU would relocate to the new venue and continue to share with their professional counterparts.

This would give Trent Miles and his staff a huge recruiting edge, since not many coaches could say that their team gets to play every home game in an NFL stadium. Not to mention a state-of-the-art facility that would be one of the nicest venues in all of sports.



Georgia State lost a legend this month in George Pendleton. Pendleton was the first Panther to be selected in the NBA draft. The Indiana Pacers took him in the fourth round of the 1977 draft. During his senior season, Pendleton set a school record with 42 points in a game, which has since been broken. He went on to average 20.1 points per game that year and scored 562 points at seasons end.




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