Longsnapper Nance receives preseason All-America honor from USA Football

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Marshall County High School graduate and Carson-Newman University senior Dusty Nance was recently named preseason All-American longsnapper by USA Football. Photo courtesy of Carson-Newman University.

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. -- Carson-Newman longsnapper Dusty Nance (Lewisburg, Tenn.) has been named a first team preseason All-America longsnapper by USA Football.

Nance joins TraShaun Ward (Miami, Fla.) and De'Andre Thomas (Milledgeville, Ga.) as preseason All-America honorees.

Carson-Newman has never had an extra point, punt or field goal blocked in his three seasons as the program's longsnapper. That's 172 extra points, 50 field goals and 98 punts without a block. He started all 10 games of his junior year as the program's long snapper.

Carson-Newman opens up its season Sept. 3 against the University of Cumberlands (KY) on a Thursday night under the lights of Burke-Tarr Stadium at 7 p.m.