Ron Parker named 2010 Preseason All-American by Lindy's and Sporting News


Ron Parker named 2010 Preseason All-American by Lindy's and Sporting News
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 | by Safety adds to impressive accolades in preparation for senior season

NEWBERRY, S.C. - Newberry College senior free safety Ron Parker has been named a first team preseason All-American by two publications in anticipation of the 2010 season. Both Lindy's and the Sporting News preseason football magazines have named the St. Helena Island, S.C., native to his first two career preseason All-American teams.

Parker was named to three postseason All-American teams following a stellar junior campaign in 2009, in which he was named the South Atlantic Conference's Defensive Player of the Year. He led Newberry and was second in the SAC with 8.3 stops per game. He led the SAC in interceptions with six picks and added seven pass breakups for a total of 13 passes defended, which was second most in the SAC. He tied for 11th in Division II in interceptions and tied for 68th in Division II in tackles per game. He also forced two fumbles and made 5.5 tackles for loss and was named the SAC Defensive Player of the Week after returning an interception for the game-winning touchdown at Wingate.

He was named a first team All-American by Don Hansen's Football Gazette and a second team All-American by DAKTRONICS and D2Football.com. He was a first team all-Super Region Two selection by DAKTRONICS and was a first team all-South Atlantic Conference player. He was named an all-South Carolina player by The State newspaper and the Orangeburg Touchdown Club.

Newberry's season begins on September 4, when the scarlet and gray welcome Livingstone College to Setzler Field for a 6:30 p.m. kickoff. The Blue Bears' defensive back Akeen Deloatch was named a preseason second team All-American on the Lindy's listing.

Sporting News Preseason Division II All-America Team
Offense
QB - Zach Amedro, West Liberty
RB - Isaac Odim, Minnesota-Duluth
RB - Jonas Randolph, Mars Hill
RB - Rustin Dring, Nebraska-Kearney
OL - Brett Grozinger, Northwest Missouri State
OL - Cameron Bradfield, Grand Valley State
OL - Brandon Fusco, Slippery Rock
OL - Royland Tubbs, Abliene Christian
OL - David Mims, Virginia Union
TE - Ryan Travis, West Liberty
WR - Jake Soy, Northwest Missouri State
WR - Kashif Walls, West Liberty
ATH - Trevar Deed, Delta State
K - Greg Zuerlein, Nebraska-Omaha

Defense
DL - Cedric Thornton, Southern Arkansas
DL - Danny Richard, Grand Valley State
DL - Xavier Brown, C.W. Post
DL - Aston Whiteside, Abilene Christian
LB - Robbie Aurich, Minnesota-Duluth
LB - Matt Freed, East Stroudsburg
LB - Nick Thomas, Wayne State (Mich.)
DB - Ron Parker, Newberry
DB - Caylon Hann, UNC Pembroke
DB - Branden Williams, Edinboro
DB - Rodney Mitchell, Eastern New Mexico
KR - Deante Steele, Shepherd
P - Brian Schmedidebusch, Findlay

Lindy's Preseason Division II All-America Team
First Team Offense

QB - Zach Amedro, West Liberty
RB - Isaac Odim, Minnesota-Duluth
RB - Jonas Randolph, Mars Hill
WR - Thomas Mayo, Concord
WR - Jake Soy, Northwest Missouri State
TE - Ryan Travis, West Liberty
OL - Cameron Bradfield, Grand Valley State
OL - Brett Grozinger, Northwest Missouri State
OL - David Mims, Virginia Union
OL - Trevis Turner, Abilene Christian
OL - Jason Wiseman, Northwest Missouri State
KR - Trevar Deed, Delta State
K - Joe Drahos, Missouri S&T

First Team Defense
DL - Malcolm Jenkins, Elizabeth City State
DL - Danny Richard, Grand Valley State
DL - Cedric Thornton, Southern Arkansas
DL - Aston Whiteside, Abilene Christian
LB - Robbie Aurich, Minnesota-Duluth
LB - Matt Freed, East Stroudsburg
LB - Justin Victor, Grand Valley State
DB - Pierre Desir, Washburn
DB - Giorgio Dunham, Central Oklahoma
DB - Rodney Mitchell, Eastern New Mexico
DB - Ron Parker, Newberry
P - Kevin Berg, Chadron State

Second Team Offense
QB - Blake Bolles, Northwest Missouri State
RB - Rustin Dring, Nebraska-Kearney
RB - Fred Winborn, Texas A&M-Kingsville
WR - Justin Johnson, Fort Lewis (Colo.)
WR - Kashif Walls, West Liberty
TE - Mike Higgins, Nebraska-Omaha
OL - Tripp Boatner, Arkansas-Monticello
OL - John Buckman, Emporia State
OL - Pat Casey, Bloomsburg
OL - Orion Matthies, Nebraska-Kearney
OL - Marcus McElveen, Shaw
KR - Deante Steele, Shepherd
K - Dalton Lane, Colorado Mines

Second Team Defense
DL - Darian Barnes, Tuskegee
DL - Marcus Crump, St. Augustine's
DL - Xavier Brown, C.W. Post
DL - Danny Anderson, Tuskegee
LB - Tony Johnson, Merrimack
LB - Shawn Loiseau, Merrimack
LB - Anthony Scott, West Texas A&M
DB - Akeem Deloatch, Livingstone
DB - Michael Elliott, Truman State
DB - Ben Minturn, Shepherd
DB - Kenneth Turner, Bowie State
P - Mike Langston, Dixie State