Dunbar and Henderson Named to Preseason All-Conference USA Team

July 24, 2007

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - UAB safety Will Dunbar and linebacker Joe Henderson have been named to the 2007 Preseason All-Conference USA Team, according to a summer vote of the league's 12 head coaches.

UAB, along with Southern Miss and Houston, were the only three schools with more than one player named to the defensive unit.

Both Dunbar and Henderson were third-team all-conference selections following the 2006 campaign.

Dunbar, an Atlanta native, led UAB in tackles in 2006 with 65 and tied for the team-lead in interceptions with three.

Henderson also had an outstanding 2006 season as he ranked third on the Blazer squad in tackles with 63. Henderson also was second on the team as a sophomore in tackles for loss with 8.5 during the season.

In the coaches' preseason poll, Southern Miss was tabbed to win the C-USA East Division, while Houston edged Tulsa as the choice to win the West.

Both Southern Miss (Nov. 3) and Houston (Oct. 20) are among the Blazers' home opponents at Legion Field this fall.