High School Sports

Former Central receiver J.D. McKissic earns preseason Sun Belt honors

Arkansas State wide receiver J.D. McKissic (Central High) was named to the preseason all-Sun Belt Conference team earlier this week.

The preseason team was picked by the league's 11 head coaches and 11 members of the media.

McKissic was a first-team All-Sun Belt player last season at both the wide receiver and all-purpose positions. He was second team as a return specialist. He was named to Sports Illustrated All-America team as a honorable mention selection.

Despite having played only two seasons, McKissic has already set the school record for career receptions with 185. He is seventh in career receiving yards (1,672) and ninth for career receiving touchdowns (9).

In 2012, he was the Sun Belt Freshman of the Year.