Seven In-State Eagles Honored

July 27, 2006

Seven Eastern Washington University football players -- all from the state of Washington -- have been selected to the Football Gazette preseason NCAA Division I-AA All-America team.

Matt Alfred, a junior from Gig Harbor, Wash., earned first team honors as an offensive guard. Running back Ryan Cole from Port Orchard, Wash., was a second team selection.

The remainder of players recognized received honorable mention. They included tight end Tim Calhoun from Zillah, Wash., offensive tackle Rocky Hanni from Sumner, Wash., linebacker David Eneberg from Mukilteo, Wash., defensive back Bryan Jarrett from Puyallup, Wash., and Brandon Keeler from Federal Way, Wash.

Eastern opens its season Aug. 31 at Oregon State. New players report for practices on Monday, Aug. 7, and are joined one day later by veterans. The first official practice for all players together is Thursday, Aug. 10.


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