Four Eastern Kentucky University football players were picked for the HERO Sports Preseason All Ohio Valley Conference Team, according to a press release.

Offensive linemen Tucker Schroeder and Jackson Bardall, running back Alonzo Booth and linebacker Steven Crowder were selected for the all-conference team.

Schroeder, a redshirt junior from St. Cloud, Florida, received honorable mention for the HERO Sports FCS Sophomore All-America Team.

Bardall, a redshirt senior from Cumming, Georgia, started all 12 games at center and ended the 2019 season with 22 straight starts at the position.

The two offensive linemen helped Eastern Kentucky rush for 2,468 yards in 2019, the second-most in the past 17 seasons. The Colonels led the OVC and ranked 20th in FCS football with 205.5 rushing yards per game.

Booth is a redshirt junior from Columbus, Ohio. He earned second team All-OVC honors from the coaches and communications directors, and Phil Steele last season. He led the OVC and ranked 16th in the nation in rushing touchdowns.

Crowder is a senior from Mount Olive, Alabama and was picked as a third team All-OVC linebacker by Phil Steele. Crowder totaled 63 tackles, including 9.5 tackles for a loss and 2.0 sacks, forced one fumble, recovered one fumble and had one pass break-up. Crowder had a season-high 11 tackles at Louisville.

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