Eastern Kentucky University senior linebacker Jeffrey Canady was chosen as a second team preseason All-American by TyrantScouting.com, the site recently announced.

The Barbourville, Kentucky native started all 11 games last season and was chosen to the Academic All-District® Football Team. Canady led the team, was second in the Ohio Valley Conference and seventh in the nation with 123 tackles (11.2 tackles per game). He posted a season-best 17 tackles at Tennessee Tech (Oct. 1) and against Murray State (Nov. 5). That total tied for the 18th most in a single game in FCS football in 2016.

The 6-foot, 232-pound Canady registered 5.0 tackles for a loss of 14 yards, had 1.5 sacks and two pass break-ups. He totaled 10 or more tackles in a game seven times. He had 15 tackles in the season-finale against Eastern Illinois (Nov. 19).

Canady also earned a spot on the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll and is an Allstate Good Works Team nominee.

The Colonels begin their season on Saturday, Sept. 2 at Western Kentucky. The game will be streamed live on FloFootball.com starting at 7 p.m. ET.

Eastern’s first home game is slated for Sept. 23 against Tennessee Tech. For ticket information, contact the EKU Athletics Ticket Office at 844-3-GOBIGE.

The Eastern Kentucky University football program has won two national championships, 21 conference titles and has made 21 playoff appearances. No other Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) team has won at least two FCS national titles and 20 or more conference championships.

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Kevin Britton
Assistant Athletics Director for Communications & Branding