June 22, 2015
Three Named to USA College Football Preseason All-America Teams
Catawba had three players on the list of the 26th Annual USA College Football D-II Preseason All-Americans presented by the American Football Networks. Wide receiver Carlos Tarrats (Jacksonville, Fla./Raines HS) and defensive back Mark McDaniel (China Grove, N.C./S. Rowan HS) were second team honorees, while punter Caleb Berry (Lexington, S.C./Lexington HS) was an honorable mention pick.
Tarrats, a junior, led Catawba in catches with 39 last year. He also led the team in receiving yards (661) and touchdowns (7). A versatile player, Tarrats added 40 yards rushing and completed two passes for 73 yards and a touchdown.
McDaniel, a senior, led the Indians with five interceptions a year ago, returning one for a score against UNC Pembroke. He made 43 total tackles with seven going for losses. In addition to his five picks, McDaniel broke up nine passes and also caused a pair of fumbles.
Berry, a sophomore, averaged 38 yards over 47 punts in his freshman campaign. He had a long punt of 63 yards and had 12 of his kicks (25%) downed inside the opponent 20-yard-line.
Catawba will open its season at home in Shuford Stadium against West Georgia on September 5 at 1:30 p.m. West Georgia was a national semifinalist last season.
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