South Dakota State University offensive lineman Mitch Erickson continued to add to his preseason accolades by being named to the Sports Network Preseason FCS All-America Team.
A 6-foot-6, 280-pound senior from Hutchinson, Minn., Erickson was a first-team selection at guard. Earlier this summer he was a second-team honoree on the College Sporting News Preseason All-America squad.
During the 2006 season, he split time between guard and tackle, earning first-team all-Great West Football Conference honors for the second year in a row and being named to The Associated Press All-America Third Team. Erickson has started every game in his Jackrabbit career.
SDSU, ranked 20th by the Sports Network in its preseason NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision poll, opens the 2007 season Aug. 30 at Western Illinois.