Football Places 11 on SAC Pre-Season All-Conference Squad


ROCK HILL, SC – Catawba had 11 selection on the 2007 South Atlantic Conference pre-season football team.  The Tribe had one less than defending South Atlantic Conference champion Newberry.  Eight Newberry players were named to the first team, which tied with Tusculum for the most on the first team.

Heading the list of Catawba players is defensive lineman Ron Ellington, the 2006 SAC Defensive Player of the Year and pre-season All-American.  Joining Ellington on the first team are quarterback Brad Roach, wide receiver Brent Johnson and running back Jamelle Cuthbertson.

 Catawba had seven selections on the second team, four on offense and three on defense.  Running back Kory Fisher is joined by tight end Shane Timmons, offensive lineman Daniel Yow and kicker D.J. Gill on the offensive side.  The defensive selections were lineman James House, linebacker Joe Brown and safety Thomas Presley.

2007 SAC Preseason All-Conference Football Team
First Team
QB-Brad Roach, CATAWBA
WR-Brent Johnson, CATAWBA
WR-Jamichael Caldwell, Tusculum
WR-Gary Tatum, Wingate
RB-Jamelle Cuthbertson, CATAWBA
RB-Alex Haynes, Newberry
RB-Patrick King, Tusculum
TE-Chris Conklin, Wingate
OL-Greg Jones, Lenoir-Rhyne
OL-Heath Benedict, Newberry
OL-Marchant Faustin, Newberry
OL-Manuel Dickson, Tusculum
OL-Greg Keziah, Wingate
PK-Ryan Lukshis, Newberry
RS-Octavius Love, Tusculum
Second Team
QB-Alex Rouse, Carson-Newman
WR-Reggie Hubbard, Carson-Newman
WR-Demario Zachery, Mars Hill
WR-Corey Seawell, Newberry
RB-Buck Wakefield, Carson-Newman
RB-Kory Fisher, CATAWBA
RB-George Washington, Mars Hill
TE-Shane Timmons, CATAWBA
OL-Ross Shaffer, Carson-Newman
OL-Jeff Weaver, Carson-Newman
OL-Josh Sims, Mars Hill
OL-Matt Lawrie, Tusculum
OL-Daniel Yow, CATAWBA
RS-Buck Wakefield, Carson-Newman

First Team
DL–Ron Ellington, CATAWBA
DL–Jonathan Breaux, Newberry
DL–Adrian Samples, Tusculum
DL–Kenwin Cummings, Wingate
LB–Nathaniel Smith, Mars Hill
LB–Will Newell, Newberry
LB–Eric Rice, Carson-Newman
LB–Mike Grase, Newberry
DB–Octavius Love, Tusculum
DB–Derrell Mills, Newberry
DB–Denares Waites, Carson-Newman
DB–Rashawn Champion, Mars Hill
P–John Gregory, Tusculum
LS–Robby Kelly, Tusculum
Second Team
DL-Anthony Toribio, Carson-Newman
DL-James House, CATAWBA
DL-Charles Chavous, Mars Hill
DL-Devin Robinson, Newberry
LB-Brian Brown, Carson-Newman
LB-Stan Galbraith, Mars Hill
LB-Bobby Floyd, Wingate
DB-Thomas Presley, CATAWBA
DB-Chima Okoro, Lenoir-Rhyne
DB-Temarcus Thompson, Newberry
DB-Tagon Richard, Tusculum       
P-Ryan Lukshis, Newberry
LS-Andy McCall, Mars Hill

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