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SOUTH’S MINTER EARNS PRESEASON SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA HONORS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – University of South Alabama running back Tra Minter was named preseason second-team All-America by The Sporting News, it was announced by the publication on Wednesday.

The Ellaville, Ga., native, was chosen as an athlete after leading the Sun Belt Conference and ranking eighth nationally with 150.25 all-purpose yards per game a year ago.

The rising senior was also among the top 10 in the league in rushing after posting 801 yards on 183 carries as well as with an average of 24.48 yards per kick return. After adding 23 receptions for 201 yards and running back six punts for another 91 while scoring a total of seven touchdowns, he was named second-team all-Sun Belt as both a return specialist and all-purpose back.