Three Culver-Stockton College football players were named to the USA College Football NAIA Preseason All-America teams, according to AmericanFootballNetworks.com.

Three Culver-Stockton College football players were named to the USA College Football NAIA Preseason All-America teams, according to AmericanFootballNetworks.com.

Senior defensive end David Marcinko (Kansas City, Mo. — Staley High School) was named to the preseason All-America first team. Senior offensive lineman Austin Beebe (Aurora, Ill. — Aurora West High School) and sophomore quarterback Chris Swingle (Blue Springs, Mo. — Blue Springs South High School) were honorable mention selections.

Marcinko, a three-year starter on the defensive line, recorded 44 total tackles, three pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble during the 2014 season. He led the Wildcats with six sacks — which was tied for fifth in the Heart of America Athletic Conference — and tackles for loss with 12, which was eighth in the Heart.

In his career, Marcinko has recorded 144 total tackles, including 57 solo stops and 35 tackles for loss. In addition, Marcinko has recorded 18 career sacks for 144 yards in losses, three forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries. He is a two-time All-Heart first team performer.

Beebe is a four-year starter who anchored the offensive line since his freshman season. Last season, he helped the Wildcats rush for 1,802 yards — which was fourth in the Heart — and gain 4,400 yards in total offense, an average of 400 yards per game, which was second in the Heart.

Swingle appeared in eight games as a freshman last season, leading the Wildcats with 1,590 passing yards and 14 touchdowns. He completed 120 passes on 238 attempts and averaged 198.8 yards per game. In addition, Swingle rushed for 160 yards on 49 carries, an average of 3.3 yards per rush, and scored four rushing touchdowns.

The Wildcats recorded their first winning season since 2001 with a 6-5 overall record last season. They open the 2015 campaign Aug. 29, at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan.