Franklinton graduate makes Stats Perform FCS Preseason All-American 1st Team

Published 12:37 pm Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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Nicholls State University offensive lineman P.J. Burkhalter is a first team Stats Perform FCS Preseason All-American Team player.

Burkhalter, who is a 2015 Franklinton High School graduate, is the two-time Southland Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year.

Burkhalter helped block for the conference’s top rushing team.

Last season, Nicholls State ran for 1,844 yards and 25 touchdowns. The Colonels averaged 5.9 yards per carry and 263.4 yards per game on the ground.

Nicholls State University will open the season on Sept. 4 in a road game against Memphis with kickoff set for 6 p.m.