July 2, 2007
Ellington Named Pre-Season All-American in Street & Smith College Football Yearbook
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba senior defensive lineman, Ron Ellington, has been named a pre-season first team All-American by Street and Smith in its 2007 College Football Yearbook. The 2006 South Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Year ranked among NCAA II leaders last season in sacks (15th), tackles for loss (45th) and forced fumbles (6th).
Ellington is a two-time All-SAC and all-region selection and was named to All-American teams last year by the AFCA, AP and d2football.com. He led Catawba with 74 tackles, including eight and half sacks and 17 stops for losses. In 2005, Ellington was named the d2football.com NCAA II Defensive Player of the Week after recording a NCAA record seven sacks in a win over Mars Hill.
Street and Smith's Preseason All-Americans
DL - Travis Carpenter (Sr.) Abilene Christian University
DL - Ron Ellington (Sr.) Catawba College
DL - Andre Bernardi (Jr.) North Greenville University
DL - Jake Visser (Jr.) Ferris State University
LB - Michael Eubanks (Sr.) Delta State University
LB - Jared Brock (Jr.) West Texas A&M University
LB - Anthony Adams (Sr.) Grand Valley State University
LB - Lateef Ferguson (Sr.) West Chester University
DB - Brandon Carr (Sr.) Grand Valley State University
DB - Josh Jones (Jr.) University of Minnesota-Moorhead
DB - Kendall Ricketts (Sr.) Central Missouri State University
DB - Quincy Skinner (Sr.) Arkansas Tech University
P - Wayne Durham (Jr.) Adams State College
QB - Zach Miller (Jr.) University of Nebraska-Omaha
RB - Joique Bell (So.) Wayne State University
RB - Danny Woodhead (Sr.) Chadron State University
RB - Xavier Omon (Sr.) Northwest Missouri State University
OL - Brandon Barnes (Sr.) Grand Valley State University
OL - Christian Morton (Sr.) University of South Dakota
OL - Ben Hochstein (Sr.) University of Nebraska-Omaha
OL - Heath Benedict (Sr.) Newberry College
OL - Tim McCutcheon (Sr.) Califorinia University of Pennsylvania
WR - Weston Dressler (Sr.) University of North Dakota
WR - Ashton Gronewold (Sr.) University of Missouri-Rolla
WR - Brahin Bilal (Sr.) Bloomsburg University
RS - Brandon Toles (Sr.) Southern Connecticut State University
PK - David Chudzinski (Sr.) Wayne State University
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