Meet the 'Jacks Set for Aug. 20th
Aug. 6, 2013
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin coaching staff got their first look at the 2013 version of the Lumberjack football team as they reported back to camp earlier this week, and Nacogdoches will get its first look at the Lumberjacks Tuesday, Aug. 20th, at the annual Meet the 'Jacks.
The event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. from the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the SFA Ticket Office, or at Austin Bank, The Daily Sentinel, First Bank and Trust, Bancorp South, Jack Backers, Citizens 1st Bank, the SFA Alumni Association, Huntington State Bank, Commercial Bank of Texas as well as at the door the night of the event. Dinner is included with the cost of admission.
Meet the 'Jacks will follow a similar format to last season. The players will be introduced by position, along with their coaches. Fans will also get a first-hand look at the 2013 SFA pregame video.
SFA returns some of the nation's top talent on both sides of the ball for the 2013 season. In addition to senior quarterback, Brady Attaway, who is already among the school's all-time leading passers, the 'Jacks return running back Gus Johnson and receiver D.J. Ward. Both preseason all-conference selections, Johnson earned first-team All-SLC honors last season, while Ward was a second-team selection in 2012. SFA is one of only six FCS schools to have a player named to the CFPA Preseason Award Watch list at quarterback, running back and receiver.
It's a similar story on the defensive side of the ball. The Lumberjacks return one of the best defensive end duos in the nation, with Malcolm Mattox (2011 All-SLC selection) and Darren Robinson (2013 first-team all-conference). SFA also returns one of the league's top young linebackers in Collin Garrett, and a three-time all-conference honoree at safety in Caleb Nelson.