Former Land O’ Lakes player named preseason All-American

Former Land O’ Lakes High linebacker Shaheed Salmon, now

Shaheed Salmon, a former Land O’ Lakes High School football standout and current Samford (Homewood, Alabama) University senior linebacker, has been named to the STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team.

Salmon, a second-team choice, is one of 97 players selected to the All-America squad.

The 6-foot-2, 232-pound Salmon, who earned All-Southern Conference honors last season, is Samford’s leading returning tackler with 93, including 50 solo stops. He also had one interception and seven pass breakups in 2016. Salmon had four games in which he tallied 10 or more tackles, including a career-high 18 in a win at Central Arkansas.

Salmon graduated from Land O’ Lakes High in 2014.

In his senior prep season, Salmon led the Gators in tackles (117), tackles for loss (21.5) and sacks (8.5). He also competed in basketball and track.

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