MURRAY -- Murray State kick returner Malik Honeycutt has been named to the HEROSports First Team All-Preseason Team, the Racers announced Thursday.

In all, 100 players from the FCS level of NCAA football were recognized. Honeycutt, a senior from Tallahassee, Florida, was part of a group of eight players from the Ohio Valley Conference honored.

As a junior in the 2018 season, Honeycutt was named as a first-team special teams all-American by HEROSports. He became the Racers' 54th all-America honor.

Honeycutt spent most of the season as a backup in kick returns. However, that changed against Southeast Missouri on Nov. 10 when the junior inserted himself into the kick return unit with just 20 seconds left and ran it back 79 yards for a touchdown that sealed the MSU comeback win over the ranked Redhawks. The following week, Honeycutt took a punt 80 yards for a score against Austin Peay in a game where he ran back kickoffs and punts and finished with 137 all-purpose yards.

The Racers open their 90th season of collegiate football when they host Pikeville on Aug. 29.

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