Harding Football's Jasper Bodiford named Preseason All-America

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Jasper Bodiford
Jasper Bodiford

Harding University senior defensive back Jasper Bodiford was named 3rd Team Preseason All-American on Monday by USA Football News.

Bodiford, a native of Riviera Beach, Fla., earned honorable mention All-Great American Conference honors as a junior safety. He started all 11 games and recorded 43 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions and one fumble recovery.

In his three-year Harding career, Bodiford has 133 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, and four interceptions.

Harding also had three players earn honorable mention, including senior defensive lineman Josh Aldridge, senior linebacker Aaron Gillaspie, and senior defensive back Roderick Cohn.

The Bisons open the 2012 season on Sept. 8 at North Alabama.