Ellington Named to Football All-America Team


WACO, TX – Catawba junior defensive end, Ron Ellington, has been named to the 2006 AFCA Division II Coaches’ All-America Team which was announced on Tuesday by the American Football Coaches Association. He is one of two players from the South Atlantic Conference on the team as Wingate’s David Jones was selected as a defensive back.

Ellington was named the South Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, leading the league in sacks with 8.5 this season and posting a team-leading 74 tackles. Willis collected 53 tackles on the season, including seven sacks, which led the Gulf South Conference. Lewis was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Defensive Player. He finished third on the team with 62 tackles and had four sacks.

WR - Anthony Merritt, Sr, North Alabama, Columbus, Ga. (Shaw)
WR - Weston Dressler, Jr, North Dakota, Bismarck, N.D. (Bismarck)
TE - Mike Peterson, Jr, Northwest Missouri St, Atlantic, Iowa (Atlantic)
OL - Allen Barbre, Sr, Missouri Southern St, Granby, Mo. (East Newton)
OL - Jason Capizzi, Sr, Indiana (Pa.), Gibsonia, Pa. (Pine-Richland)
C - Tim McCutcheon, Jr, California (Pa.), Sewickley, Pa. (Quaker Valley)
OL - John Cook, Sr, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Houston, Texas (Spring Woods)
OL - Rayshaun Hollings, Sr, Southeastern Okla. St, Grand Prairie, Texas (Grand Prairie)
QB - Cullen Finnerty, Sr, Grand Valley St, Brighton, Mich. (Brighton)
RB - Danny Woodhead, Jr, Chadron St, North Platte, Neb. (North Platte)
RB - Joique Bell, Fr, Wayne St. (Mich.), Benton Harbor, Mich. (Benton Harbor)

DL - Ron Ellington, Jr, CATAWBA, Charlotte, N.C. (Independence)
DL - Odell Willis, Sr, West Georgia, Yantley, Ala. (Choctaw County)
DL - Trey Lewis, Sr, Washburn, Topeka, Kan. (Washburn Rural)
DL - Alton Pettway, Sr, Albany St, Bay Minette, Ala. (Baldwin County)
LB - Charleston Hughes, Sr, Northwood, Saginaw, Mich. (Saginaw)
LB - John Tackmann, Sr, Winona St, Eau Claire, Wis. (Altoona)
LB - Mike Klobucher, Sr, Ferris St, Grand Haven, Mich. (North Muskegon)
DB - David Jones, Sr, Wingate, Greenville, S.C. (Greenville)
DB - Darvin Peterson, Sr, Texas A&M-Commerce, Mesquite, Texas (Dallas Adamson)
DB - Quincy Skinner, Jr, Arkansas Tech, Coral Springs, Fla. (Ely)
DB - Robert Towns, Sr, Harding, Memphis, Tenn. (Briarcrest)

P - Curtis Lilly, Sr, East Central, McIntire, Iowa (Riceville)
PK - Mitch Warfield, Fr, West Alabama, Bay Minette, Ala. (Baldwin County)
AP - Stefan Logan, Sr, South Dakota, Miami, Fla. (Jackson)
2006 AFCA Division II Coaches’ All-America Team

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