Four Red Foxes Named Preseason All-PFL


POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – Four Marist football players were named Preseason All-Pioneer Football League on Monday. Fifth-year senior linebacker Willie Barrett, fifth-year free safety Wesley Beans, senior wide receiver Juston Christian, and red-shirt junior nose tackle Eddie Zinn-Turner were recognized by the league. Marist's total of four honorees is tied for the second most in the league. Willie Barrett

  • In 2017, was named First Team All-PFL, PFL Defensive Player of the Week twice and Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) twice.

  • Last season, led the Red Foxes in fumble recoveries (three) and tackles for loss (nine-and-a-half). Was tied for the team lead in sacks (three) and forced fumbles (two). His three fumble recoveries were the most by a Red Fox in the last 15 years.

  • Was named Second Team All-PFL in 2016.

Wesley Beans

  • Was named Honorable Mention All-PFL in 2017 and Second Team All-PFL in 2016.

  • Has led the team in tackles each of the last two years (77 in 2016, 72 in 2017).

  • Intercepted six passes in 2016.

Juston Christian

  • Named First Team All-PFL each of the last two seasons, and Second Team All-PFL in 2015.

  • Caught 60 passes for 1,096 yards and five touchdowns in 2017. The yardage total was the second highest in a season in program history.

  • Career totals: 143 receptions (third most in program history), 2,914 receiving yards (most in program history), 19 touchdowns (tied for most in program history).

Eddie Zinn-Turner

  • Named PFL Honorable Mention in 2017.

  • Started all 11 games last season. Totaled 49 tackles (fourth on team), five-and-a-half tackles for loss (fourth), one-and-a-half sacks (tied for fifth), two forced fumbles (tied for first), and three pass break-ups (third).

  • Career totals: 83 tackles, nine-and-a-half tackles for loss, three-and-a-half sacks.

On Tuesday, the PFL Preseason Coaches' Poll will be released. The Marist football team will open the 2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 1 against Georgetown. For information on season tickets, please click here. This season will mark Marist's 10th as a member of the PFL. Two former Marist football players – Terrence Fede (Buffalo Bills) and Jason Myers (Seattle Seahawks) – are currently on NFL rosters.

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