HERO Sports announced its FCS Preseason All-Americans Aug. 11, with VMI’s Stone Snyder ’23, Robert Soderholm ’22, and Jerry Rice ’23 all getting nods.
Snyder was named first team defense, Soderholm garnered first team specialist honors, and Rice was named to the third team specialist squad.
A native of Richmond, Virginia, Snyder is in his fifth preseason All-American nod this year. Additionally, Snyder was recently named to the Buck Buchanan Watch List, which is the award given to the nation’s top defensive player at the FCS level.
Soderholm now has three Preseason All-American awards in 2022, joining Snyder on the Stats Perform All-American list, with the trio all garnering Phil Steele All-American recognition.
The Keydets opened the 2022 campaign Thursday, Sept. 1, when they visited Wake Forest. VMI scored its first victory of the season in its home opener against Bucknell, 24-14, Sept. 10.
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