Football: Burke and Kocheff Named Preseason All-Americans

Kevin Burke and Alex Kocheff
Kevin Burke and Alex Kocheff

Mount Union senior quarterback Kevin Burke (Westlake/Lakewood St. Edward) and junior safety Alex Kocheff (Chagrin Falls/Kenston) have been named preseason All-Americans by, Lindy's and The Sporting News.

Burke, a two-time All-American and regining Gagliardi Trophy winner as NCAA Division III's top all-around player, generated a school-record 4,855 yards of total offense (3,830 passing, 1,025 rushing) and led the nation with 44 touchdown passes in 2013.

Kocheff had a team-high 98 tackles for the Purple Raider defense on his way to All-Ohio Athletic Conference First Team and All-North Region Second Team honors in 2013.

Burke along with head coach Vince Kehres will represent Mount Union at Ohio Athletic Conference Media Day Wednesday, August 6 at 10:30 am at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Raiders first practice will be August 14.