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Davonte Shannon: Pre Season All American, Honorable Mention

UB just had a press release:
"­ University at Buffalo senior safety Davonte Shannon has been named to the Preseason All-America Team by College Football Insiders. Shannon was named an honorable mention selection. The Jeannette, PA native is Buffalo's first preseason All-American selection in the Bulls' Division I-A era." -- UB Press release
Shannon has been a fixture in the UB defensive backfield for years and has garnered all MAC honors three times, if he plays to the level which he bas been at since 2007 he will become only the fourth player in the long history of the Mid-American Conference to be a four-time first-team All-MAC selection.

Shannon adds this honor to a long list that he has been building up this season. He was named to the preseason All-MAC First Team by Sporting News, Athlon and Lindy's. Phill Steele has him as second team all MAC.

Shannon holds the sixth highest all total for tackles at UB and has an outside shot at challenging for the top spot if he can match his sophomore mark of 120 tackles. It's nearly a certainty that he will pass Mike Newton and J.J. Gibson to take the Division 1A record at UB. He also has a shot at cracking the top two for forced fumbles.

Total Tackles (1977-present)
1. Craig Guest (1993-96) 455
2. Mike Laipple (1983-86) 402
3. Pete Conley (1992-95) 376
4. J.J. Gibson (2001-04) 357
5. Mike Newton (2006-09) 342
6. Davonte Shannon (2007- ) 341

Solo Tackles (1977-present)
1. Craig Guest (1993-96) 236
2. J.J. Gibson (2001-04) 220
3. Mike Newton (2006-09) 196
4. Pete Conley (1992-95) 191
5. Davonte Shannon (2007- ) 193

Forced Fumbles (1977-present)
1. Keith Hansen (1994-97) 7
2. Rich Dadabo (1989-92) 6
2. Pete Conley (1992-95) 6
2. Anthony Scott (1993-96) 6
2. Chris Shelly (1998-2001) 6
6. Kareem Byrom (2005-07) 5
6. Vince Canosa (1992-95) 5
6. Craig Guest (1993-96) 5
6. Bryan Cummings (2002-05) 5
6. Davonte Shannon (2007- ) 5