Wineberg named preseason all-SoCon

By Nathan Ham - [email protected]

Josh Wineberg

CULLOWHEE, N.C. — Western Carolina senior offensive lineman Josh Wineberg was named to the preseason All-Southern Conference second team by the conference coaches.

Wineberg, a former standout with the Ashe County Huskies, was one of eight WCU players named to the preseason all-conference team.

Last season, Wineberg ended the campaign with a second team all-SoCon selection by the coaches and the media after starting all 12 games at right tackle.

As a freshman, Wineberg started all 10 games he played in with seven starts at right tackle and three at left tackle.

During his sophomore season, Wineberg started all 12 games at right tackle, settling into a spot that has helped anchor the Catamount offensive line.

As a member of the Huskies’ football team, Wineberg was a three-time all-conference performer, 2011 MVAC Defensive Player of the Year and finished with 279 career tackles. Wineberg also added a 2A State Championship as a wrestler at 285 pounds after finishing 44-1 during his senior season.

WCU was picked to finish third in the SoCon by the coaches.

2015 Southern Conference Football Preseason All-Conference Teams

Offensive Player of the Year: Jacob Huesman, Sr., QB, Chattanooga

Defensive Players of the Year: Michael Pierce, Sr., DL, Samford

First Team Offense

QB Jacob Huesman, Sr., QB, Chattanooga

RB Alex Lakes, So., Mercer

RB Denzel Williams, Jr., Samford

OL Sam Frye, Sr., The Citadel

OL Joe Turner, Sr., Furman

OL Gunnar Bromelow, Sr., Samford

OL Corey Levin, Jr., Chattanooga

OL Anton Wahrby, Jr., Wofford

TE Duncan Fletcher, Jr., Furman

WR Karel Hamilton, Jr., Samford

WR Spearman Robinson, Jr., Western Carolina

First Team Defense

DL Mitchell Jeter, Sr., The Citadel

DL Michael Pierce, Sr., Samford

DL Josh Freeman, Sr., Chattanooga

DL Keionta Davis, Jr., Chattanooga

LB Cory Magwood, Sr., Furman

LB Justin Cooper, Sr., Samford

LB Nakevion Leslie, Jr., Chattanooga

DB James Bradberry, Sr., Samford

DB Dee Virgin, Jr., Chattanooga

DB Lucas Webb, So., Chattanooga

DB Trey Morgan, Jr., Western Carolina

First Team Specialists

PK Henrique Ribeiro, Jr., Chattanooga

P Brian Sanders, Sr., Wofford

RS Chandler Curtis, So., Mercer

Second Team Offense

QB Troy Mitchell, Sr., Western Carolina

RB Darius Ramsey, Sr., Western Carolina

RB Lorenzo Long, Jr., Wofford

OL Alec Hulmes, Sr., Samford

OL Jacob Revis, So., Chattanooga

OL Synjen Herren, Sr., Chattanooga

OL Josh Wineberg, Sr., Western Carolina

OL T.J. Chamberlain, Sr., Wofford

TE Tony Philpot, Sr., Samford

WR Jordan Snellings, Sr., Furman

WR C.J. Board, Jr., Chattanooga

Second Team Defense

DL John Mackey, Sr., Furman

DL Austin Barrett, So., Mercer

DL Helva Matungulu, Sr., Western Carolina

DL Caleb Hawkins, Sr., Western Carolina

(tie) DL E.J. Speller, Sr., Wofford

LB Tyler Ward, Jr., Mercer

LB Terrance Morris, So., Wofford

LB Drake Michaelson, Sr., Wofford

DB Alex Avant, Sr., Mercer

DB Jamerson Blount, Jr., Samford

DB Cedric Nettles, Jr., Chattanooga

DB Sertonuse Harris, Sr., Western Carolina

Second Team Specialists

PK Dillon Christopher, Jr., VMI

P Matt Shiel, So., Mercer

RS Will Gay, Sr., Wofford

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