OBU’s Sprinkle earns preseason all-America honor


White Hall alum Aaron Sprinkle is entering his redshirt senior year at Ouachita Baptist at the top of the depth chart at center, but earlier this summer he received preseason all-America honors based on his work last year at every position.

Sprinkle, who graduated from White Hall in 2010, was named to the Beyond Sports Network Preseason All-America Team as an offensive guard.

After being named a BSN third-team all-American following the 2013 season, Sprinkle earned a first-team nod on this year’s preseason squad. Arkansas-Monticello sophomore kicker Jamie McGee was also named to the first team, along with four other players from the Great American Conference.

Over the course of the 2013 campaign, the 6-foot-3, 285-pound Sprinkle showed his versatility by playing every position across the offensive line.

Sprinkle, who was also a All-GAC first-team selection in 2013, blocked for an OBU rushing attack that averaged 195 yards per game. The Tiger offensive line did well in the passing game, too, ranking fourth in the country in fewest sacks allowed.

The other GAC representatives on the BSN all-America team were Henderson State quarterback Kevin Rodgers (first team), HSU wide receiver Darius Davis (first team), Harding fullback Romo Westbrook (second team) and HU offensive guard Michael Thompson (second team).