The Golden Eagles begin practice Friday morning.
Southern Miss was chosen to repeat at West Division champs.
Senior QB Nick Mullens named Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
Preseason First-team All-C-USA/Athlon’s (2016)
First-team All-Conference USA (2015)
Honorable Mention All-Conference USA (2014)
Conference USA All-Academic Team (2014, 2015)
Conference USA All-Freshman (2013)
Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2013, 2014, 2016)
Named to Rimington and Outland Watch Trophy Watch Lists during the summer.
2015 (Junior): Started all 14 game at center…Second, consecutive season to start every game at center…Topped team with 56 knockdown blocks during regular-season…Made line calls for an offense that topped 7,000 yards total offense for first time in school history and produced two, 100-yard running backs in the same season for only the second time in school history…Two-time, first-team Capital One CoSIDA All-Academic District VI.
2014 (Sophomore): Named First Team Capital One Academic All-District 6 ... Named All-Conference USA (Honorable Mention) ... Named to the 2014-15 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Played and started all 12 games, moving to center in the offseason ... Helped the team rush for 1,149 yards, while passing for an additional 3,231 for a total offensive production of 4,380.
2013 (Freshman): Named Conference USA All-Freshman ... Named to the 2013-14 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Played in 11 of 12 games on the season, making nine starts as a true freshman ... Made collegiate debut in season-opener against Texas State, while earning first collegiate start at Boise State ... Started the final nine games of the season ... Helped the Golden Eagles' offense to 3,786 yards of total offense, including 2,911 yards passing and 875 yards rushing.
High School: Two star recruit by 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Ranked as the No. 78 prospect in Louisiana by 247Sports.com ... Played for coach Dale Weiner at Catholic High School ... Named to The Advocate's All-District 5 First Team ... Tabbed Honorable Mention All-State and First Team All-Metro as a senior ... Played tackle and guard along the Bears' offensive line ... Also a member of the track & field team ... Helped Bears win District Championship in 2011 and 2013 ... All-District honors in the shot put ... Honor student.
Personal: Full name is Cameron Shainaan Tom ... Son of Vanessa and Michael Tom ... Has a younger brother, Zachary ... Born on June 21, 1995 in Baton Rouge, La. ... Majoring in marketing.
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