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Football Salukis Picked 5th in Preseason MVFC Poll

SIU Salukis

Wednesday was Missouri Valley Football Conference Media Day ahead of the spring season.
The Salukis are picked to finish 5th in the pre-season league poll. The four teams picked ahead of the nationally ranked Salukis are all ranked in the top ten: No. 1 North Dakota State, No. 3 Northern Iowa, No. 5 South Dakota State and No. 9 Illinois State.

Six SIU players were named to the pre-season team — RB-Javon Williams Jr., WR-Avante Cox, G-ZeVeyon Furcron, DE-Anthony Knighton, S-Qua Brown and LB-Makel Calhoun.

The Salukis kickoff the season February 20 at North Dakota.

SIU also added six more players to its 2021 signing class on Wednesday. The list includes two defensive ends; a defensive tackle; a linebacker; a defensive back and a running back.