Tindal named second team preseason All-American by D2Football.com


Tindal named second team preseason All-American by D2Football.com
Monday, August 17, 2009

NEWBERRY, S.C. - On the heels of his preseason SAC Offensive Player of the Year honor earlier today, Newberry College wide receiver Kelton Tindal has been named a second team preseason All-American by D2Football.com. This is Tindal's first career All-American award.

A first team All-South Atlantic Conference performer and DAKTRONICS All-Super Region Two honoree, Tindal was Newberry's leading receiver and scorer last season. He had 39 catches for 745 yards and six touchdowns as a junior. He also recorded two rushing touchdowns and his 48 points led the team. He was fourth in the league in receiving yards per game and fifth in receptions per game. He ranked 47th nationally in receiving yards per game and had four games with over 100 yards receiving. He was named a preseason First Team All-SAC selection by the conference this season and was a DAKTRONICS All-Super Region Two second team selection last season. Tindal was also named to the Orangeburg Touchdown Club's All-State team.

Tindal is one of three South Atlantic Conference players on the D2Football.com preseason All-American teams. Catawba offensive lineman Terence Crosby is a first team honoree, while Tusculum punter John Gregory is on the second team.

Tindal and the scarlet and gray begin the season on Saturday, August 29, at Valdosta State. Kickoff at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium in Valdosta is slated for 7 p.m. that day. The home opener comes on September 19, as Newberry hosts Cumberland (Tenn.) University for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Call (803) 321-5101 or email tickets@newberry.edu for ticket information

2009 D2Football.com All-American Teams

First Team Offense

PositionNameSchool
QBTrevor HarrisEdinboro (Pa.) University
RBLa'Ron CouncilNorthwest Missouri State University
RBJoique BellWayne State University (Mich.)
WRJohnny SpevakCentral Washington University
WRKurt AdamsHarding University (Ark.)
TERyan PaulsonWest Chester (Pa.) University
OLTony WashingtonAbilene Christian University (Texas)
OLJ'Marcus WebbWest Texas A&M University
OLJared VeldheerHillsdale College (Mich.)
OLTerence CrosbyCatawba College
OLSeth HaunWinona State University (Minn.)


First Team Defense

PositionNameSchool
DLSean PaddockNorthwest Missouri State University
DLMarc SchiechlColorado School of Mines
DLDrew BerubeHillsdale College (Mich.)
DLDanny RichardGrand Valley State University (Mich.)
LBLardester Hicks-GreenDelta State University (Miss.)
LBJohn JacobsSaginaw Valley State University (Mich.)
LBMike JohnsonUniversity of North Alabama
DBMyles BurnsidesNorthwest Missouri State University
DBAkwasu Owusu-AnsahIndiana (Pa.) University
DBTerrence JohnsonCalifornia (Pa.) University
DBC.J. LovettFort Hays (Kan.) State University


First Team Specialists

PositionNameSchool
APDeante SteelShepherd University (W. Va.)
KMark PetroHillsdale College (Mich.)
PWill BatsonUniversity of North Albama

Second Team Offense

PositionNameSchool
QBBilly CundiffAshland (Ohio) University
RBIsaac OdimUniversity of Minnesota-Duluth
RBJarom FreemanSouthern Connecticut State University
WRLogan MastersWayne State College (Neb.)
WRKELTON TINDALNEWBERRY COLLEGE
TEIsaac StocktonChadron (Neb.) State University
OLSam GeldmakerGannon (Pa.) University
OLBill BehlingMichigan Tech University
OLTorrence WrightArkansas Tech University
OLTubias LemkeUniversity of Minnesota-Duluth
OLTrevis TurnerAbilene Christian University (Texas)


Second Team Defense

PositionNameSchool
DLAndre BernardiNorth Greenville (S.C.) University
DLJimmy Sadler-McQueenTexas A&M University-Kingsville
DLPhillip StevensonSt. Augustine's University (N.C.)
DLMcKenzie MathewsBentley University (Mass.)
LBJared BrawnerMissouri Southern State University
LBZach WatkinsWashburn University (Kan.)
LBMike DellWest Chester (Pa.) University
DBAlex KuhlmanPittsburg State University (Kan.)
DBJake McGuckinGrand Valley State University (Mich.)
DBCourtney SmithCentral Washington University
DBAnthony FieldsFindlay University (Ohio)


Second Team Specialists

PositionNameSchool
APKelvin RodgersMinnesota State University-Mankato
KJeremy DitzlerGannon University (Pa.)
PJohn GregoryTusculum College