The countdown to the 2018 college football season is on. Four FCS teams are in action Aug. 25 as Duquesne takes on UMass, Prairie View faces Rice and North Carolina A&T and Jacksonville State square off in ESPN’s FCS Kickoff.
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When talking about UC Davis' passing attack, Keelan Doss is understandably the first name typically brought up. The 2019 NFL Draft prospect had 115 catches for 1,499 yards and seven touchdowns. Preece delivered something special too in 2017 as a sophomore as another threat through the air, leading the team with nine touchdowns and finishing second with 568 yards off of 36 catches. He finished second on the team in scoring with 54 points, trailing kicker Max O'Rourke.
Preece, standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 238 pounds, was unstoppable against North Dakota, scoring three touchdowns on eight catches for 97 yards. He had another multi-scoring game against Cal Poly with two touchdowns, five catches and 96 yards.
Preece's standout season led to him being named to the All-Big Sky Conference Third Team and a HERO Sports All-Sophomore Team.
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