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SIAC announces 2010 Preseason Football All-Conference Teams and Predicted Order of Finish

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July 28, 2010

Atlanta, GA—The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced the Preseason All-SIAC Football Teams and predicted order of finish today as selected by the SIAC Football Coaches Association.

The 2010 preseason team features 21 returning players from the 2009 All-SIAC team led by Clark Atlanta running back Winston Thompson and Benedict quarterback Pat Riley.

Thompson, a 2-time All-SIAC selection, is the conference’s leading returning rusher at nearly 120 yards per contest. Riley, a rising senior, is the leading returner in total offense with 1, 975 yards including 1,088 rushing yards.

Albany State leads the way with nine total selections, including six first-team selections, led by safety Mario Fuller. Fuller, a 2009 All-SIAC selection, led the Golden Rams in tackles last season with 67 (50 solo tackles) and is one of the top returning tacklers in the conference. Tuskegee, Fort Valley State, and Kentucky State were all tied for second with eight selections, each placing four players on both the first-and second-team.

Tuskegee, who finished 10-2 (8-1 in SIAC), was picked to repeat as conference champions. The Golden Tigers are lead by Preseason All-American linemen Darian Barnes and Danny Anderson (Lindy’s Sports) as well as All-SIAC wide receiver Antoine Mitchell. Mitchell, a rising senior, led the SIAC with 800 receiving yards and seven touchdown catches last season. Albany State was picked to finish second followed by Fort Valley State, who was picked to finished third.

Predicted Order of Finish
* As selected by the SIAC Football Coaches Association
1. Tuskegee
2. Albany State
3. Fort Valley State
4. Benedict
5. Morehouse
6. Kentucky State
7. Clark Atlanta
8. Miles
9. Stillman
10. Lane

2010 All Conference Football Team
1st Team
Name CL Hometown Institution
Offense
Quarterback Pat Riley SR Attapulgus, GA Benedict
Running Back Winston Thompson SR Miami, FL Clark Atlanta
Anthony Boykins SR Dallas, TX Kentucky State
Wide Receiver AníThon Harris SR Atlanta, GA Fort Valley State
Antoine Mitchell SR Atlanta, GA Tuskegee
Tight End Jovan Washington JR Cleveland, OH Kentucky State
Offensive Lineman Jessie Mitchell JR East St. Louis, IL Kentucky State
Norris Byrd JR Atlanta, GA Albany State
Michael Mavromichalis SR Savannah, GA Albany State
Cedric Pendleton SR Clarksdale, MS Miles
Michael Stevens SR Montgomery, AL Tuskegee
Defense
Defensive Lineman Joshua Ingram SR Milledgeville, GA Albany State
Danny Anderson SR Butler, AL Tuskegee
Jacob Hardwick SR Albany, GA Albany State
Darian Barnes SR Milledgeville, GA Tuskegee
Linebackers Charlie Wilson JR Montgomery, AL Morehouse
Quinton Nelson SR Albany, GA Albany State
Cory Robinson JR Macon, GA Miles
Defensive Back Mario Fuller SR Jesup, GA Albany State
Marquez Gibson SR Augusta, GA Benedict
Justin Hill SR Phoenix City, AL Miles
Dejuan Williams SO Baxley, GA Fort Valley State
Special Teams
Kick Returner Jamaree Gordon SR Atlanta, GA Kentucky State
Punt Returner AníThon Harris SR Atlanta, GA Fort Valley State
Place Kicker Ian Mullin SR Long Beach, CA Morehouse
Punter Marquette King JR Macon, GA Fort Valley State
2nd Team
Name CL Hometown Institution
Offense
Quarterback Carlton Hill SR Montecello, FL Miles
Running Back Shannon Frieson JR Cleveland, OH Kentucky State
David Carter SO Atlanta, GA Morehouse
Wide Receiver Ronnie Childs SR Manchester, GA Albany State
Jamaree Gordon SR Atlanta, GA Kentucky State
Tight End Miles Robinson JR Tuskegee, AL Tuskegee
Offensive Lineman Keith Griffin SR Louisville, KY Kentucky State
Kenneth Peaks SR Pensacola, FL Miles
Kieandre Jones SR Tuscaloosa, AL Stillman
Charlie Craige JR Mobile, AL Tuskegee
Ryan Jackson JR Albany, GA Tuskegee
Defense
Defensive Lineman Justin Blash JR Alma, GA Albany State
Antorio Wells JR Rome, GA Albany State
Narada Williams SR Douglasville, GA Fort Valley State
Derrin Nettles SR Montgomery, AL Morehouse
Linebackers Ricky Johnson SR Stone Mountain, GA Fort Valley State
Reginald Virges SO Leeds, AL Miles
Isaiah Person JR Auburn, AL Tuskegee
Defensive Back Darnell Burks SR Cuthbert, GA Fort Valley State
Grandson Brown SO Atlanta, GA Kentucky State
Darryl Perry JR Birmingham, AL Miles
Michael Ricks SR Leighton, AL Stillman
Special Teams
Kick Returner Jamar Rodriguez SR Houston, TX Morehouse
Punt Returner David Grace SO Hawkinsville, GA Clark Atlanta
Place Kicker Justin Rosenbaum SO East Lansing, MI Fort Valley State
Punter Ian Mullin SR Long Beach, CA Morehouse

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