Henderson named Athlon Sports Preseason All-American, Four Monarchs named Preseason All-Sun Belt
Story Links NORFOLK, Va. — Old Dominion University Football added four players to the Athlon Sports preseason All-Sun Belt team, while linebacker Jason Henderson received second-team All-America honors in the preseason.
Henderson was named to the SBC preseason first-team, while punter Ethan Duane received third-team honors and wide receiver Javon Harvey and safety Terry Jones were fourth-team call-ups.
Henderson became an All-American in 2022 after leading the country in tackles. He recorded 11 tackle games in double digits and was the only player in the country to record multiple tackle games over 20. He finished the year with 186 tackles, seven fewer than the only season held by Texas Tech’s Lawrence Flugence (2002). Last season, he received All-America honors for five releases.
Duane set a school record in 2022 with 67 punts and an average of 42.9 yards. He led the Sun Belt with 28 punts within 20 yards and was third in the league with 12 punts over 50 yards or more.
Harvey recorded 30 receptions for 538 yards and four touchdowns last season. Harvey, a Norfolk junior, had just two receptions in the first four games of last season before conceding 28 balls in the last eight games of the season. He recorded two reception games for 100 yards, including a career-best 133 yards on four catches at App State.
Jones ranked third on the team with 63 tackles, 5.5 tackles for losses and two interceptions. He had a season-high 11 tackles against Georgia Southern.
ODU opens the 2023 season at Virginia Tech on Saturday, September 2 before hosting Louisiana for the home opener on Saturday, September 9.