Five Bisons land on USA College Football Preseason All-America Team
Sports - Harding Bison
SEARCY - Harding football had five players honored Monday by USA College Football website.
Senior fullback Romo Westbrook, senior offensive lineman Mike Thompson, senior slot back Jason Oller, senior defensive lineman Romas Roberson, and senior slot back Ahmad Scott were named to the website's 2014 Pre-Season Division II All-America Team.
Westbrook and Thompson were named 1st Team. Oller and Robertson were 3rd Team, and Scott was honorable mention.
Westbrook, Oller and Scott are all members of the Harding backfield that ranked third in NCAA Division II with 359.7 rushing yards per game. Westbrook led the Great American Conference last season with 1,123 rushing yards. Scott, Harding's career record holder with 7.66 yards per carry, was 13th with 434 yards. Oller averaged 8.8 yards on 35 carries as a junior.
Thompson started all 11 games last season at left guard. Roberson made 36 tackles with 6.0 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks as a defensive tackle.
Harding opens the 2014 season on Sept. 6 vs. Southwestern Oklahoma. The Bisons host the Bulldogs at 6 p.m. at First Security Stadium.