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SEL’s Yarborough named to D-I FCS Preseason list

HAMMOND – Junior wide receiver SimmieYarborough of Brookhaven is among three members of the SoutheasternLouisiana University football team recently named to the CollegeFootball Performance Awards D-I FCS Preseason Watch Lists.Receiver  Brandon Collins(Brenham, Texas), along with kicker Seth Sebastian (Lafayette,La.), were among a group of 21 Southland Conferencestudent-athletes chosen to the list.

    Yarborough was named to the All-Southland Conference andAll-Louisiana teams for the third straight year after leading theLions with 60 catches and nine receiving touchdowns. He rankedamong the Southland Conference leaders in receptions per game (6.0,3rd), receiving yards per game (70.9, 6th), touchdowns (9, 5th) andscoring (54 points, 10th).

    His single-season totals for receptions (3rd), receiving touchdowns(3rd), receptions per game (2nd), receiving yards (5th) and totaltouchdowns (10th) were all among the best in school history.

    Collins finished second on the team with 56 catches for a team-high875 yards in his first season with the Lions after transferringfrom Texas. Collins averaged 15.6 yards per catch and ranked amongthe Southland Conference leaders in receptions per game (5.1, 5th),receiving yards per game (79.5, 4th) and punt return average (6.8,5th).

    His single-season totals for receiving yards (2nd), receptions(6th) and receptions per game (7th) rank among the top performancesin school history and the elusive receiver recorded asingle-season, school-record four 100-yard performances.

    Sebastian connected on 10 of 14 field goals and 27 of 28 pointafter attempts in his first season with the Lions. He finishedthird in the Southland Conference in field goals made, field goalpercentage (71.4) and PAT percentage (96.4).

    He went 3-for-3 on field goals against Northwestern State,including a season-long 47-yard field goal effort which was thethird-longest field goal in school history. Sebastian converted onhis final nine field goal and 15 PAT attempts on the year and headsinto second season ranked among the school’s career leaders infield goal percentage (2nd), PAT percentage (5th) and field goalsmade (7th).

    Southeastern will report for fall camp Aug. 2 and will open theseason Sept. 3, against Tulane in the Louisiana Superdome.

    Season tickets for the 2011 season are available by calling theSoutheastern Athletic Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or online atwww.LionSports.net.