MINNEAPOLIS – Salisbury University senior punter Kyle Hamby will be a key part in the field-position game for the football team this season and his skills are being recognized on a national level, as he was recently named a first-team preseason All-American by D3football.com.
Last year, Hamby was one of the best punters in the nation, ranking 11th in Division III with a 41.1-yard average per kick, with 17 of his 44 punts landing inside the 20-yard line.
Hamby's average led the Empire 8 Athletic Conference in 2013, where he is the two-time defending Special Teams Player of the Year. Last season, D3football.com named him to the First Team of the All-East Region Team.
He's also been named third-team pre-season All-American by the Beyond Sports Network heading into the 2014 season which kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Christopher Newport University.
To see the entire list of D3football.com preseason All-Americans, click here.