Former Greenbrier football player Daniel Jordan is having quite a season for the Georgia Southern Eagles. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound sophomore is the team's starting punter and ranks among the top punters in the country so far this year.
Jordan is aver
During his days at Augusta Christian Schools, Adam McKinney served as the Lions' quarterback. He now plays for Presbyterian College.
aging 41.8 yards per punt. That average ranks him ahead of punters from Clemson, Florida State, Miami, Florida, South Carolina, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Texas.
He also has placed three of his 10 punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line. His net average is an impressive 39.6 yards, a mark any punter in the country would be proud to own.
Not bad for a kid who introduced himself to Georgia Southern coach Mike Sewak at an awards banquet during his senior season at Greenbrier.
Having not been recruited, Jordan informed Sewak that he planned to walk on at GSU. Sewak welcomed him to the Eagles program and Jordan promptly earned a starting job as a freshman in 2004.
The Eagles roster also boasts three other Columbia County natives. Former Harlem star Tim Camp (6-feet, 206 pounds) is a redshirt freshman wide receiver for the Eagles and has played in all three GSU games, including one start. Camp has caught one pass for 22 yards for the run-happy Eagles offense.
Jeremy Larson (6-feet, 175 pounds), also is on the squad as a wide receiver. Larson is redshirting this season. Also redshirting is former Lakeside standout Reggie Porter (6-feet, 210 pounds). Porter will play linebacker for the Eagles next season.
Surprisingly, the Eagles, a perennial power, are off to a 1-2 start this season.
McKinney adapting well to new position
During his high school days at Augusta Christian Schools, Adam McKinney served as the Lions' quarterback. College recruiters, however, were not busting down Mckinney's door, and when a few schools did contact Mckinney they were not interested in having him under center.
The coaching staff at Presbyterian College was interested in McKinney, but they wanted him as a linebacker. They loved his 6-foot-3 frame, and felt that he could add about 20-25 pounds and become a solid college linebacker.
Well, that is why they are college coaches, I guess, because the experiment seems to be working out. McKinney is now 233 pounds, up more than 25 pounds from his Augusta Christian days, and has showed signs of becoming a terrific college linebacker.
Through Presbyterian's first four games, McKinney is among the team leaders with 16 tackles and 2.5 tackles for a loss. Not bad for a redshirt freshman.
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