Henry Sailes named preseason HM All-America as kick returner

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech's speedy junior tailback Henry Sailes has been recognized as a Football Championship Subdivision preseason honorable mention All-America selection as a kick returner. The team was chosen by Consensus Draft Services, a national website which tracks collegiate football players.

Sailes, a 5-7, 180-pound runningback from Palmeto, Fla., is one of 15 players from the Ohio Valley Conference named by CDS.com. Listed below is a complete list of OVC players selected.

Sailes led Tech in rushing last season with 433 yards on 72 carries, scoring a team-high four touchdowns on the ground. He was second on the team in receiving with 47 catches for 344 yards, including two more scores.

As a return man, Sailes handled 16 kicks for 449 yards including an 87-yard touchdown, averaging 28.1 yards per try.

In all, Sailes had a team-high 1,230 all-purpose yards, an average of 123 yards per game.

Sailes was one of three players to earn honorable mention as kick returners, along with Murray State junior Marcus Harris andHofstra junior Aaron Weaver. The first-team selection as a return man is senior Scotty McGee from James Madison, and the secon-team pick is senior LeRoy Vann of Florida A&M.

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Below is a complete list of the OVC honorees. More information on CDS can be found online at cdsdraft.com.

First-Team Selections

DE - Austin Lane, Murray State
P - Doug Spada, Southeast Missouri

Second-Team Selections
OT - Derek Hardman, Eastern Kentucky
OG - Joe Gibbs, UT Martin
LB - Rico Council, Tennessee State
LB - Daniel Becker, Austin Peay

Honorable Mention Selections

WR - Derrick Townsel, Murray State
TE - DeAngelo Nelson, Murray State
DE - Chris Hall, Eastern Kentucky
LB - Alexander Henderson, Jacksonville State
CB - Kevis Buckley, Austin Peay
CB - Eddie Calvin, Southeast Missouri
CB - Eugene Clifford, Tennessee State
KR - Henry Sailes, Tennessee Tech
KR - Marcus Harris, Murray State