Last season William and Mary wide receiver Tre McBride caught enough passes to receive second-team All-CAA honors. Entering his senior season, it appears some believe the 6-foot-1 target is poised for more.
McBride garnered third-team preseason All-America honors from touted college football site Phil Steele.com while others on Tribe received all-conference honors, the school announced on Tuesday.
In 2012, McBride led W&M with 55 receptions for 897 yards with 10 touchdowns, which ranked second in the CAA and tied for fifth on the program’s single-season record list. The McDonough, Ga., native also led the Tribe with 1,130 all-purpose yards while ranking among the CAA's top-10 in yards per catch (16.3), receiving yards (81.5 ypg), and receptions per game (5.0).
Upper Marlboro native and free safety Jerome Couplin III joined McBride as one of Steele's first team CAA all-conference first team selections. Couplin topped all conference defensive backs with 8.3 tackles per game last season and finished with three interceptions.
Sophomore linebacker Luke Rhodes (72 tackles) earned second-team preseason all-conference accolades while junior DE Mike Reilly received third-team all-league notice after compiling 4.5 sacks last season.