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CAA FOOTBALL BOASTS ELEVEN ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-AMERICANS

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          Release: 12/15/2010
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NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 15, 2010) -- A total of 11 CAA Football student-athletes were listed on the 2010 Associated Press All-America squads released Wednesday.  The league, which has two squads playing in this weekend’s NCAA Division I Football National Semifinal round, was led by Massachusetts’ linebacker Tyler Holmes, Villanova’s offensive lineman Ben Ijalana and Richmond’s defensive lineman Martin Parker.

Parker, already a 2010 All-America honoree by the AFCA and Walter Camp Foundation, finished his Spider career with a league-best 96 tackles from his defensive tackle position and ranked second in CAA Football with 5.5 sacks in 11 games.  Joining Parker on the defensive First Team was Holmes.  The UMass linebacker, who was named one of two CAA Football Defensive Players of the Year, finished his junior campaign with 110 tackles and five sacks in 11 contests.  The linebacker, who was also a First Team AFCA All-America selection hauled in five interceptions over 11 games, including two returned for touchdowns in the same contest.

Villanova offensive lineman Ben Ijalana, who has now been part of three 2010 All-America First Teams (AFCA, Walter Camp, Associate Press), was the league’s only offensive representative on the AP squad.  The three-time First Team All-CAA Football honoree, finished 10th in the Outland Trophy Award voting last week -- given to the nation’s top major college football interior lineman.  The Hainesport, N.J., native leads a Wildcat offensive front which ranks as the league leader in both rushing (199.5 yards/game) and scoring (30.8 points/game).

2010 Associated Press All-America Team

First Team
Offense
Position Name School Class Height Weight
QB Jeremy Moses Stephen F. Austin Sr. 6-0 195
RB Taiwan Jones Eastern Washington Jr. 6-1 200
RB Nate Eachus Colgate Jr. 5-10 216
OL Ben Ijalana Villanova Sr. 6-4 320
OL Curt Porter Jacksonville State Sr. 6-7 290
OL David Arkin Missouri State Sr. 6-5 302
OL Mike Person Montana State Sr. 6-5 295
OL Will Rackley Lehigh Sr. 6-4 310
TE Shadrae King Robert Morris Jr. 6-3 225
WR Raymond Webber Arkansas-Pine Bluff Sr. 6-3 220
WR Tysson Poots Southern Utah Sr. 6-3 205
AP Gralyn Crawford Stephen F. Austin Soph. 5-10 175
PK Jason Cunningham Montana State Jr. 6-1 175
           
Defense
Position Name School Class Height Weight
DL Kendrick Ellis Hampton Sr. 6-3 280
DL Jabari Fletcher Appalachian State Sr. 6-3 265
DL Martin Parker Richmond Sr. 6-3 283
DL Brent Russell Georgia Southern Soph. 6-2 287
LB J.C. Sherritt Eastern Washington Sr. 5-10 220
LB Kyle Glazier Western Illinois Sr. 6-1 220
LB Tyler Holmes Massachusetts Jr. 6-0 220
DB Mark Legree Appalachian State Sr. 6-0 220
DB Trumaine Johnson Montana Jr. 6-3 197
DB Korey Lindsey Southern Illinois Sr. 6-0 190
DB Eugene Clifford Tennessee State Sr. 6-2 205
P David Harrington Idaho State Jr. 6-3 185
           
Second Team    
Offense    
Position Name School Class    
QB Deandre Presley Appalachian State Jr.    
RB Henry Harris SE Missouri State Sr.    
RB Eric Breitenstein Wofford Jr.    
OL Johnny Culbreath South Carolina State Sr.    
OL Ryan McKnight South Dakota State Sr.    
OL Corey Konycki Robert Morris Sr.    
OL Pat Illig Wofford Sr.    
OL Michael Booker Northwestern State Sr.    
TE Andrew Kennedy Columbia Sr.    
WR Marcus Harris Murray State Sr.    
WR Aaron Mellette Elon Soph.    
AP Tavoy Moore Idaho State Jr.    
PK Matt Bevins Liberty Jr.    
           
Defense    
Position Name School Class    
DL Mario Kurn San Diego Jr.    
DL Ameet Pall Wofford Jr.    
DL Dain Tayler Drake Sr.    
DL Zack Nash Sacramento State Jr.    
LB Bryce Smith Samford Sr.    
LB Matt Evans New Hampshire Soph.    
LB Eric McBride Richmond Sr.    
DB James Vercammen Dayton Sr.    
DB Dino Vasso New Hampshire Sr.    
DB Moses Ellis Prairie View A&M Jr.    
DB Charles James Charleston Southern Soph.    
P David Miller William and Mary Sr.    
           
Third Team    
Offense    
Position Name School Class    
QB Pat Devlin Delaware Sr.    
RB Kyle Minett South Dakota State Sr.    
RB Frank Warren Grambling State Sr.    
OL Brett Moore Georgia Southern Jr.    
OL Natiel Curry Bethune-Cookman Jr.    
OL Austin Zlab Northern Iowa Sr.    
OL D.J. Hall Texas State Jr.    
OL Sean Middleton SE Missouri State Sr.    
TE Dean Rogers UC Davis Sr.    
WR Joel Bradford Chattanooga Jr.    
WR Chris Summers Liberty Jr.    
AP Mark Rodgers Cal Poly Jr.    
PK Adrian Mora Georgia Southern Jr.    
           
Defense    
Position Name School Class    
DL Devon Langhorst Dayton Sr.    
DL Kenneth Charles Stephen F. Austin Sr.    
DL Andrew Soucy Eastern Kentucky Sr.    
DL Josue Ortiz Harvard Sr.    
LB Jabara Williams Stephen F. Austin Sr.    
LB Dejuan Fulghum Texas Southern Sr.    
LB D.J. Smith Appalachian State Sr.    
DB Justin Rogers Richmond Sr.    
DB Anthony Bratton Delaware Sr.    
DB Laron Scott Georgia Southern Jr.    
DB Anthony Walters Delaware Sr.    

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