Football Has Five Named to Preseason All-Conference Squad
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Coastal Carolina University's football program has five players honored as Preseason All-Big South Conference selections, as announced at the league's annual Football Media Day at the Renaissance Suites in Charlotte, N.C., July 25. The group was voted on by the league's head coaches and selected media members.
Selected to the Preseason All-Big South squad on the offensive side were senior offensive lineman Britt Leggett (Evergreen, N.C./West Columbus) and junior tight end Scott Fambrough (Dunwoody, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian). Picked from the defense were senior defensive back Marrio Norman (Greenwood, S.C./Greenwood), senior linebacker D.J. Rice (Cooleemee, N.C./Davie County) and junior defensive end Phillip Oboh (Greensboro, N.C./Dudley). This is the first time that any of the five have been picked for the preseason accolade.
Below are their individual recaps (in alphabetical order) from 2007:
Scott Fambrough, Junior, Tight End
Played in 10 games, starting eight of them... Had 11 receptions for 151 yards... Had a season-high three catches against Georgia Southern... Had a career-best 30-yard catch against Winston-SalemState... Posted two catches for 35 yards at DelawareState... Also had two grabs for 34 yards at Liberty.
Britt Leggett, Senior, Offensive Line
2007 All-Big South First Team selection... Started all 11 games for the Chanticleers, playing predominantly at left tackle, but also seeing action at right tackle, helping Coastal Carolina to a runner-up finish in the Big South… Graded out as Coastal’s top offensive lineman for the 2007 season… Has started 23 straight games on the offensive line.
Phillip Oboh, Junior, Defensive EndStarted in nine of his 11 games played for Coastal Carolina, picking up his second letter... Named Second Team All-Big South after posting 29 solo and 54 total tackles, including 8.5 tackles for 33 yards of loss and 4.0 sacks for 21 yards... Ranked sixth in the Big South in sacks, tied for sixth in tackles for loss and tied for 25th in the Big South at 4.9 tackles per game... Had a career-high 12 tackles, including two tackles for loss and one sack, against Georgia Southern... Posted nine tackles with 3.0 tackles for 17 yards of loss, including 2.0 sacks for 15 yards, in the home opening win over Winston-Salem State... Had 16 total tackles in Big South action, including 2.0 tackles for loss.D.J. Rice, Senior, Linebacker
Second Team All-Big South in 2007… Tied for third at Coastal Carolina (and 10th among league linebackers) with 60 tackles, while adding 5.0 tackles for loss, one sack, one interception, two fumble recoveries (t-3rd) and five forced fumbles (led the league in forced fumbles) on the year… Had at least five tackles in six games, including seven or more in five of them… Posted a season-high nine tackles at MEAC champion DelawareState and at Liberty… Added one tackle for loss, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery against the Flames… Had eight tackles each at Furman and against Presbyterian… Picked off a pass along with three tackles in the win at CSU where the defense gave up no points… Had four tackles (three solo) with one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in the home win over Gardner-Webb… Had seven tackles (five solo) with 3.0 tackles for loss (16 yards) and 1.0 sacks (11 yards) against Georgia Southern.
Marrio Norman, Senior, Defensive Back
2007 First Team All-Big South… Started in all eight games he played, playing safety for the first five and cornerback for the final three… Missed the final two games with an injury, along with one other game during the year… Led the Big South in five INTs … Also his 53 tackles (including 28 solo) ranked ninth in the league (6.6 tpg), while adding one tackle for loss, one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and four pass breakups in 2007… Ranked second among DBs in tackles per game… Had a Big South record tying three INTs along with one fumble recovery, one pass breakup and four tackles against Presbyterian… Posted a career-high 11 tackles at James Madison and followed it with 10 tackles and one interception at Furman… Had seven tackles (four solo) and one interception at Liberty… Also recorded three tackles and one pass breakup in the victory over VMI... Tied for second in Coastal Carolina history and Big South history with 10 career picks.