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EKU football standout Aaron Patrick named preseason All-American by national publication

Eastern Kentucky University defensive lineman Aaron Patrick has earned a spot on the Phil Steele preseason All-America team, the publication announced Wednesday. Patrick, a redshirt senior, is listed by Steele as a first-team All-America selection. EKU’s Aaron Patrick ranked second in the OVC with 0.68 sacks per game last season. He finished with 53 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, 7.5 sacks and...

EKU football holds first preseason practice; Colonels open season on Aug. 29 against Valparaiso

The Eastern Kentucky University football team held its first preseason practice of the season on Saturday morning. The Colonels, in helmets and shorts for the first practice, were on the field for two and a half hours. “There was a lot of enthusiasm and excitement today, which is to be expected on the first day,” EKU head coach Mark Elder said. “We have more depth than we have ever...

EKU football standouts McCleskey Jr., Patrick and Moore chosen to All-OVC preseason team

Three Eastern Kentucky University football players have been chosen to the All-Ohio Valley Conference preseason team. Running back Daryl McCleskey Jr., defensive end Aaron Patrick and defensive back Leodis Moore III earned spots on the preseason team, which was selected by OVC head coaches and communications directors. McCleskey was a third team All-OVC pick by Phil Steele after the 2018 season. The...