June 24, 2014 at 2:16 pm

MSU's Drummond, U-M's Funchess are Sporting News preseason first-team All-Americans

Kurtis Drummond has started 21 consecutive games for the Spartans. (Dale G. Young / Detroit News)

Michigan State safety Kurtis Drummond and Michigan receiver Devin Funchess have been named to the Sporting News preseason All-American first team.

Three other Spartans were recognized with preseason All-American honors: defensive end Shilique Calhoun (second team), running back Jeremy Langford (third team) and offensive lineman Jack Allen (third team).

Drummond, a senior from Ohio, was a coachesí All-Big Ten first team performer in 2013. He was second on MSUís team with a career-high 91 tackles.

Funchess, a junior from Farmington Hills Harrison, caught 49 passes for 748 yards and six TD in 2013, and was named top tight end in the Big Ten.

SPORTING NEWS PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANS

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon

RB Todd Gurley, Georgia

RB T.J. Yeldon, Alabama

WR/TE Devin Funchess, Michigan

WR Nelson Agholor, USC

WR Tyler Lockett, Kansas State

OL Cameron Erving, Florida State

OL Andrus Peat, Stanford

OL Reese Dismukes, Auburn

OL Tre Jackson, Florida State

OL Hroniss Grasu, Oregon

DEFENSE

DE Randy Gregory, Nebraska

DE Vic Beasley, Clemson

DT Leonard Williams, USC

DT Danny Shelton, Washington

LB Myles Jack, UCLA

LB Ramik Wilson, Georgia

LB Trey DePriest, Alabama

CB Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida

CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon

S Kurtis Drummond, Michigan State

S Landon Collins, Alabama

SPECIALISTS

K Roberto Aguayo, Florida State

P Austin Rehko, Idaho

KR Ty Montgomery, Stanford

PR Ryan Switzer, North Carolina

Devin Funchess has caught a pass in 14 consecutive games. (John T. Greilick / Detroit News)