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Preseason honors keep rolling in for UCD footballers

UCD cornerback and kick returner Jonathan Perkins carries the ball toward the end zone during a game last year. Perkins earned a pair of preseason accolades this week. Wayne Tilcok/Enterprise file photo

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From page B1 | July 19, 2013 |

UC Davis cornerback Jonathan Perkins was honored by a pair of organizations this week, and was joined by three of his teammates — fullback Dalton Turay, tight end Taylor Sloat and defensive end Nick King — in receiving the accolades from Phil Steele’s College Football Preview.

Turay, who was named to the preseason All-Big Sky Conference team on Monday, was selected to the All-Big Sky first team by Steele while Sloat, King and Perkins were each recognized on the second team.

In addition, Perkins was named to College Football Performance Awards Kickoff Returner Watch List.

Perkins, a 5-11, 285-pound senior from Gardena, was a double threat for the Aggies last season, excelling on defense and special teams. Steele’s recognized him this preseason for his defensive play after Perkins posted two interceptions in 2012, including one which he returned 69 yards for a touchdown against South Dakota State. He finished with 36 tackles and one fumble recovery which he returned 22 yards.

Perkins was named All-Big Sky honorable mention last year, when he led UCD in return yards (448), ranking 30th in the FCS with his average of 24.9. He’s the second Aggie special teams player named to a CFPA Awards Watch List this summer, joining place kicker Brady Stuart.

Turay, a 5-10, 220-pound junior from Pleasanton, rushed for 234 yards and seven touchdowns last season, while catching 21 passes for 156 yards and another score. He had two multi-TD games.

Sloat, a 6-4, 235-pound senior from Fall River Mills, enjoyed a standout 2012 campaign, catching 30 passes for 428 yards and a pair of scores. It’s the second preseason honor for Sloat, who was earlier named to the CFPA Tight End Award Watch List.

King, a 6-3, 245-pound senior from Mill Valley, led UCD in both tackles for losses (14 for 64 yards) and sacks (6.5) while tying for the team lead in quarterback hurries with three. He also forced two fumbles and finished with 48 tackles, including 21 solo.

Phil Steele’s College Football Preview also announced its preseason position ratings and several Aggies were selected among the top 35 at their respective spots. Earning recognition were Turay (12th, fullbacks), Sloat (18th, tight ends), Perkins (19th, kick returners; 25th, cornerbacks), Stuart (28th, kickers), Randy Wright (33rd, quarterbacks) and Corey Galindo (35th, wide receivers).

UCD will open practice for the upcoming season on Aug. 5, preparing for the opener at the University of South Dakota on Aug. 31.

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