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Williams; Scholato Named STATS FCS Preseason All-America

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APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Two anchors of the Austin Peay State University (APSU) defensive front seven continue to earn recognition heading into the 2018 season, as defensive end Jaison Williams [1] and linebacker Gunnar Scholato [2] have been tabbed FCS Preseason All-America by STATS.

Williams, a junior, has been named to the second team while Scholato, a senior, has been named to the third team, it was announced Tuesday.

Austin Peay Football defensive end Jaison Williams and linebacker Gunnar Scholato Named STATS FCS Preseason All-America. (APSU) [3]

Williams led the team and finished second in the Ohio Valley Conference with 9.5 sacks. He compiled 44 total tackles, including 11.5 for loss, and tied the program record with four forced fumbles. He also led the team with 13 quarterback hurries on the season.

He was recently named second-team Preseason All-America by HERO Sports and also earned Preseason All-America recognition from Lindy’s and Street & Smith.

Scholato led the Governors in tackles for the second-straight season, racking up 99 total stops, including a team-leading 12 behind the line of scrimmage. He proved to be more than just a tackling machine, as he recovered two fumbles, recorded an interception and blocked a field goal attempt. He recently earned third-team Preseason All-America honors from HERO Sports.

Williams and Scholato were named first-team All-OVC after their 2017 campaigns, and were each named to the Preseason All-OVC team. Joining that defensive duo on the Preseason All-OVC team were senior offensive linemen Kyle Anderton [4] and Ryan Rockensuess [5], and sophomore quarterback Jeremiah Oatsvall [6].

The Govs report for camp Thursday, August 2nd, and have their first practice at 7:30am Friday, August 3rd, at Fortera Stadium. The first intrasquad scrimmage will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, August 11th at Fortera Stadium.

Austin Peay opens the season against reining SEC Champion and FBS national runner-up Georgia at 2:30pm on September 1st.

Season tickets for Austin Peay’s five-game home schedule remain available. Reserved seating is available today and may be purchased by contacting the APSU Athletics Ticket office by phone at 931.221.PEAY [7329] or online at www.LetsGoPeay.com/SportTix

Fans interested in joining the waiting list for club seating should visit www. LetsGoPeay.com/Tickets