Eastern Kentucky University senior running back Dy'Shawn Mobley was chosen the Ohio Valley Conference's Preseason Offensive Player of the Year in a vote by the league's coaches announced Monday.
Mobley received the same honor last week in a vote of media who cover the league.
Mobley was one of four Colonels to earn all-conference honors in the coaches' voting.
Senior guard Trey Shelton, senior tackle Brett Eyckmans and senior defensive back Stanley Absanon joined Mobley on the All-OVC squad.
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The coaches picked Jacksonville State, led by Preseason Defensive Player of the Year Devaunte Sigler, to win the conference. Eastern Illinois was predicted to finish second, with EKU third. Jacksonville State received 16 of the 18 first-place votes, with the other two going to Eastern Kentucky.
Winchester native Pokey Harris of Murray State was named the All-OVC return specialist. Wide receiver Janawski Davis and linebacker Jonathan Jackson also made the squad for Murray State.
Mobley, a transfer from the University of Kentucky, rushed for 1,491 yards and scored 20 touchdowns to lead EKU to a 9-4 record.
The 2015 preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference football team as voted on by the league's coaches and sports information directors:
Preseason Offensive Player of the Year: Dy'Shawn Mobley (RB), Eastern Kentucky
Preseason Defensive Player of the Year: Devaunte Sigler (DL), Jacksonville State
Pos. Player School
QB Eli Jenkins Jacksonville State
RB Dy'Shawn Mobley Eastern Kentucky
RB DeMichael Jackson Southeast Missouri
WR Paul McRoberts Southeast Missouri
WR Josh Barge Jacksonville State
WR Janawski Davis Murray State
TE Bo Brummel Jacksonville State
C Casey Dunn Jacksonville State
OG Adam Wright Jacksonville State
OG Trey Shelton Eastern Kentucky
OT Brett Eyckmans Eastern Kentucky
OT Justin Lea Jacksonville State
OT Evan Kanz Eastern Illinois
DL Devaunte Sigler Jacksonville State
DL LaMichael Fanning Jacksonville State
DL Dino Fanti Eastern Illinois
DL Chris Landrum Jacksonville State
DL Gabe Terry Tennessee State
LB Kamu Grugier-Hill Eastern Illinois
LB Jonathan Jackson Murray State
LB Roper Garrett Southeast Missouri
LB Tra'Darius Goff Tennessee Tech
DB Jourdan Wickliffe Eastern Illinois
DB Jermaine Hough Jacksonville State
DB Stanley Absanon Eastern Kentucky
DB DeBarriaus Miller Jacksonville State
K Ryan McCrum Southeast Missouri
P Hamish MacInnes Jacksonville State
RS Pokey Harris Murray State
PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
1. Jacksonville State (16 first-place votes) 128
2. Eastern Illinois 107
3. Eastern Kentucky (2) 106
4. Tennessee-Martin 78
5. Tennessee State 66
6. Southeast Missouri 63
7. Tennessee Tech 45
8. Murray State 38
9. Austin Peay 17