Ron Parker named to Consensus Draft Services Preseason All-American First Team


Ron Parker named to Consensus Draft Services Preseason All-American First Team
Saturday, June 5, 2010 | by Senior safety has already earned three preseason All-American honors for 2010

NEWBERRY, S.C. - Newberry College safety Ron Parker has earned his third Preseason All-American honor prior to the 2010 season, as the defending South Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Year was named to the Consensus Draft Services Division II Preseason All-American first team on Saturday.

Parker, a native of St. Helena Island, S.C., was also named to the Lindy's and Sporting News Preseason All-American first teams earlier this week.

Parker was named to three postseason All-American teams following a stellar junior campaign in 2009. 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.

Full information on the CDS preseason All-American teams can be found at http://cdsdraft.com/aa.php?team=Division%20II

2010 Consensus Draft Services Division II Preseason All-American Teams

FIRST TEAM
OFFENSE
QB - Zach Eskridge, Midwestern State
RB - Isaac Odim, Minnesota-Duluth
RB - Marcus Sims, North Alabama
WR - Jake Soy, Northwest Missouri State
WR - Kashif Walls, West Liberty
TE - Ryan Travis, West Liberty
OT - Trevis Turner, Abilene Christian
OG - Cameron Bradfield, Grand Valley State
C - Brandon Fusco, Slippery Rock
OG - Brett Grozinger, Northwest Missouri State
OT - David Mims, Virginia Union
K - Craig Burgess, Indiana (Pa.)
KR - Frederick Bruno, Wayne State (Neb.)

DEFENSE
DE - Xavier Brown, C.W. Post
DL - Cedric Thornton, Southern Arkansas
DL - Marc Schiechl, Colorado School of Mines
DE - Danny Richard, Grand Valley State
LB - Robbie Aurich, Minnesota-Duluth
LB - Clay Beeler, West Liberty
LB - Matt Freed, East Stroudsburg
LB - Chad Kilgore, Northwest Missouri State
CB - Ronnell Tibbs, St. Joseph's (Ind.)
S - Ron Parker, Newberry
S - Giorgio Dunham, Central Oklahoma
CB - Pierre Desir, Washburn
P - Justin Hinson, UNC Pembroke
PR - Perry Floyd, Wingate

SECOND TEAM
OFFENSE

QB - Blake Bolles, Northwest Missouri State
RB - Jonas Randolph, Mars Hill
RB - Kevon Calhoun, West Liberty
WR - Thomas Mayo, Concord (W. Va.)
WR - Joe Horn, Ashland
TE - Mike Higgins, Nebraska-Omaha
OT - Sam Geldmaker, Gannon
OG - Dan Jordan, California (Pa.)
C - Taylor Boggs, Humboldt State
OG - David Sudderth, Texas A&M-Commerce
OT - David Bellmont, Merrimack
K - Greg Zuerline, Nebraska-Omaha
KR - Trevar Deed, Delta State

DEFENSE
DE - Tyrell Nielsen, Central Washington
DT - Malcolm Jenkins, Elizabeth City State
DT - Tyler Roach, Northwest Missouri State
DE - Aston Whiteside, Abilene Christian
LB - Cory Whitfield, Texas A&M-Commerce
LB - Nick Thomas, Wayne State (Mich.)
LB - Shawn Losieau, Merrimack
LB - David James, Kentucky Weslyan
CB - Jesse Hamilton, Minnesota State-Mankato
S - Nate Curran, Upper Iowa
S - Marquez Gibson, Benedict
CB - Craig Ray, Indianapolis
P - Kevin Berg, Chadron State
PR - Deante Steele, Shepherd

HONORABLE MENTION
OFFENSE
QB - Zach Amedro, West Liberty
QB - Scott Buisson, Arkansas-Monticello
QB - Steven Gachette, Southwest Baptist
QB - Taylor Harris, West Texas A&M
QB - Josh Portis, California (Pa.)
QB - Troy Weatherhead, Hillsdale
WR - Ricardo Lockette, Fort Valley State
WR - Justin Johnson, Ft. Lewis
WR - Doug Williams, Oklahoma Panhandle State
WR - Andre Holmes, Hillsdale
WR - Jeremy Franklin, Johnson C. Smith
WR - Jywin Ceasar, Arkansas-Monticello
WR - Kyle Kaiser, Nebraska-Kearney
WR - Christian Livingston, Ashland
WR - Robert Holland, Chowan
WR - Sharieff Hall, New Haven
RB - Winston Thompson, Clark Atlanta
RB - Raymond Williams, Shaw
RB - Herb Woodard, Assumption
RB - Anthony Smalls, Merrimack
RB - Brian Kennedy, Concord (W. Va)
RB - Rustin Dring, Nebraska-Kearney
RB - Derrick Price, Bloomsburg
RB - Jake Aberg, Minnesota State-Mankato
RB - Levi Terrell, Nebraska-Omaha
TE - Karvin Gwaltney, Elizabeth City State
TE - DeMarco Cosby, Central Missouri
TE - Phil Supernaw, Ouachita Baptist
TE - Mike Kneueven, Ashland
OT - Edawn Coughman, Shaw
OT - Jeremy Clark, Minnesota State-Mankato
OT - Markus Copeland, Virginia State
OT - Cory Godbolt, Ouachita Baptist
OT - Bill Boyer, Washburn
OT - Mike Yoder, Northeastern State (Okla.)
OT - Marcus Fowler, Gannon
OG - James Economou, Southern Connecticut
OG - Gabe Johnson-Ciano, Cheyney
OG - Justin Magruder, Ashland
OG - Kevin Martin, C.W. Post
OG - Pat Casey, Bloomsburg
OG - Deerick Smith, Arkansas Tech
OG - Royland Tubbs, Abilene Christian
C - Kyle O'Neil, West Chester
C - Matt Webber, Abilene Christian
C - Sam Taglialatela, Southeast Oklahoma
K - Matt Dineen, Kutztown
K - Justin Porter, Virginia State
K - Gregg Berkshire, Ashland
K - Austin Turner, Fayetteville State
KR - Jeffery Brooks, Fayetteville State
KR - Alfonso Hoggard, Clarion
KR - James Proctor, Bowie State

DEFENSE
DE - Jermaine Blanchard, Harding
DE - Alex Moore, Southeastern Oklahoma
DE - Eric Bergman, Augustana (S.D.)
DE - Bryan Schmid, Minnesota State-Mankato
DE - Travis Ford-Bey, West Chester (Pa.)
DL - Justin Philpy, Missouri S&T
DL - Josh Rohde, Nebraska-Kearney
DL - Cody Smith, Angelo State
DL - Melquan Fair, Catawba
DL - Demario Jones, Valdosta State
DL - Brandon Cornell, Findlay
LB - Nick Harding, West Liberty
LB - Quinton Scott, Ashland
LB - Justin Victor, Grand Valley State
LB - Brett Diamond, California (Pa.)
LB - Sean Whiters, Missouri Western
LB - Carlton Johnson, Arkansas-Monticello
LB - Corey Robinson, Miles
DB - Devonta Harmon, Livingstone
DB - Mario Fuller, Albany State
DB - Lucas Wolfe, Winona State
DB - Alex Woodley, East Central (Okla.)
DB - Oscar Rivera, Bloomsburg
DB - Carlton Downs, Saginaw Valley State
S - Lonnie Buchanan, Tarleton State
S - Terence Peete, Bowie State
S - Kyle Goracke, Colorado School of Mines
S - Alex Kuhlman, Pittsburg State
S - Marcus Shuford, Lenoir-Rhyne
S - Mario Russell, Carson-Newman
S - Guy Ricciardulli, Humboldt State
S - Zach Breen, Grand Valley State
P - Mike Langston, Dixie State
P - Garrett Peck, Northern Michigan
P - Derek Jambon, Arkansas-Monticello
P - Brian Schmiedebusch, Findlay
PR - Kendell Coleman, Kutztown
PR - Dominique Budd, Bowie State
PR - Josh Renel, Wayne State (Mich.)