Arterio Arnold named preseason second team All-American by D2Football.com


Arterio Arnold named preseason second team All-American by D2Football.com
Monday, August 22, 2011 | by Junior defensive tackle earns second preseason All-American honor

LIBERTY, Mo. - Newberry College defensive lineman Arterio Arnold has been named a second team preseason All-American by D2Football.com, as announced by the website on Monday morning. This is Arnold's second preseason All-American honor, as he was also named to the Lindy's magazine honor list.

Arnold, a 6-foot-2, 300-lbs. junior from Greenville, was also Newberry's only preseason first team all-South Atlantic Conference honoree. Arnold was a second team all-South Atlantic Conference selection in 2010 after leading the conference in tackles for loss per game, with 1.4 stops behind the line of scrimmage per game. He had 72 total tackles in 2010, with 14 tackles for loss, three sacks and nine quarterback hurries. He notched a career-high 13 tackles against Carson-Newman.

Arnold is one of six South Atlantic Conference players named to the D2Football.com teams, and he will have the pleasure of competing against two of those on opposing offensive lines, as Lenoir-Rhyne's Chandler Rearden is a first team selection and Wingate's Mike Arndt is on the second team. Also on the second team are Tusculum quarterback Bo Cordell, Mars Hill running back Jonas Randolph and Wingate defensive back Robert Fletcher.

Arnold and the Newberry Wolves start the 2011 season at historic Setzler Field on September 3 against North Greenville. The season opener is set to kickoff at 6:30 p.m.

2011 D2Football.com Pre-Season All-America Team

First Team
QB Mitchell Gale Abilene Christian Jr.
RB Franklyn Quiteh Bloomsburg (Pa.) So.
RB Tommy Addison Shepherd Sr.
WR Jake Soy Northwest Missouri Sr.
WR Brittan Golden West Texas A&M Sr.
TE Ryan Shelley Southeastern Oklahoma Jr.
OL Joe Long Wayne State (Mich.) Sr.
OL Garth Heikkinen Minnesota-Duluth Jr.
OL Chandler Rearden Lenoir-Rhyne Sr.
OL Amini Silatolu Midwestern State Sr.
OL Tyler Hendrickson Concordia-St. Paul Sr.
DL Armonty Bryant East Central Jr.
DL Aston Whiteside Abilene Christian Sr.
DL Brandon Williams Missouri Southern Jr.
DL Jamie Meder Ashland So.
LB Nate Dreiling Pittsburg State So.
LB Shawn Loiseau Merrimack Sr.
LB Chad Kilgore Northwest Missouri Sr.
DB Janoris Jenkins North Alabama Sr.
DB Keon Robinson Shepherd Jr.
DB Jeremy Jones Wayne State (Mich.) Sr.
DB Rontez Miles California (Pa.) Jr
AP Trevor Kennedy Mercyhurst (Pa.) Sr.
K Dan Fisher Bloomsburg (Pa.) So.
P Ronnie Partridge Stillman Sr.
Second Team
QB Bo Cordell Tusculum Jr.
RB Jonas Randolph Mars Hill Sr.
RB Joe Glendening Hillsdale Jr.
WR Gerald Worsham West Alabama Sr.
WR Thomas Mayo California (Pa.) Sr.
TE Sean McGrath Henderson State Sr.
OL Mark Jackson Glenville State Jr.
OL Jason Slowey Western Oregon Sr.
OL Mike Arndt Wingate Sr.
OL Kyle Thornton North Alabama Sr.
OL Larry Wreidt West Liberty Sr.
DL Richard Daniel Wayne State (Neb.) Sr.
DL Danny Richard Grand Valley Sr.
DL Arterio Arnold Newberry Jr.
DL Johnny Tivao Texas A&M-Kingsville Sr.
LB Nick Thomas Wayne State (Mich.) Sr.
LB Bill O'Connor C.W. Post Sr.
LB Brett Diamond California (Pa.) Sr.
DB Marlon Douglas Central Missouri Sr.
DB Zac Kallas Augustana Sr.
DB Robert Fletcher Wingate Jr.
DB Stan Langlow Central Washington So.
AP Curtis Dewberry Winona State Sr.
K Greg Zuerlein Missouri Western Sr.
P Derek Jambon Arkansas-Monticello Sr.