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WCU LB Named All-American

The Associated Press names West Chester University linebacker Ronell Williams to its all-american team.

The following is a press release from the West Chester University Athletic Department.

Sophomore LB Ronell Williams keeps raking in the postseason accolades for his performance on the gridiron this past fall. West Chester’s starting middle linebacker was recently named to the 2012 Little AP All-America first team it was announced by that organization Thursday.
 
Much like the American Football Coaches’ Association (AFCA) Division II All-America team, Williams is the only sophomore on the first or second team offense or defense. Three sophomores appear on the third team.
 
The Associated Press Little All-America team honors players from Division II, III and NAIA.

Williams is the first West Chester University football player to earn "Little All-America" honors from the Associated Press since WR Mike Washington was a second-team pick in 2008. He is the first linebacker to earn All-America plaudits from the AP since Lateef Ferguson was a second-team selection in both 2006 and 2007. 
 
Williams led the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) in tackles this fall with 119. He ranked 11th in Division II in tackles, and his three interceptions ranked fourth in the country among linebackers at the Division II level. Williams registered seven tackles for a loss, forced a fumble, broke up one pass, was credited with a QB hurry and posted 1.5 sacks on the year as well. The Golden Rams’ middle linebacker has been named first team All-PSAC East, first team All Super Region 1 and AFCA All-America already this postseason.
 
The Golden Rams finished 7-4 on the season and in third place in the PSAC Eastern Division standings.
 
ASSOCIATED PRESS LITTLE ALL-AMERICA TEAM

FIRST TEAM
OFFENSE
QB - Zach Zulli, junior, 6-foot-2, 188 pounds, Shippensburg
RB - Franklyn Quiteh, junior, 5-10, 203, Bloomsburg
RB - Michael Hill, senior, 5-11, 205, Missouri Western State
RB - James Clay, senior, 5-10, 190, Mount St. Joseph
OL - Garth Heikkinen, senior, 6-4, 315, Minnesota-Duluth
OL - Manase Foketi, senior, 6-5, 320, West Texas A&M
OL - Mark Jackson, senior, 6-5, 322, Glenville State
OL - Ryan Schraeder, senior, 6-6, 305, Valdosta State
OL - Curtis James, senior, 6-3, 304, St. Thomas (Minn.)
WR - Jeff Janis, junior, 6-3, 215, Saginaw Valley
WR - Isaiah Voegeli, senior, 6-0, 185, Merrimack
All-purpose player - John Brown, junior, 5-11, 171, Pittsburg State
Place-Kicker - Sergio Castillo, junior, 5-11, 175, West Texas A&M

DEFENSE
DL - Brandon Williams, senior, 6-3, 325, Missouri Southern
DL - Ethan Westbrooks, junior, 6-4, 275, West Texas A&M
DL - B.J. Stevens, junior, 6-2, 245, California (Pa.)
DL - D.J. Chappell, senior, 6-1, 285, Huntingdon
LB - Corey Johnson, senior, 5-10, 240, Catawba
LB - Leron Furr, junior, 6-3, 220, Fort Valley State
LB - Ronell Williams, sophomore, 6-1, 230, West Chester
DB  - Rontez Miles, senior, 6-1, 210, California (Pa.)
DB - Nick Driskill, senior, 5-10, 205, Mount Union
DB - Jack Moro, junior, 5-11, 190, St. Cloud State
DB - Trelan Taylor, senior, 5-10, 195, Chadron State
Punter - Taylor Accardi, senior, 6-2, 205, Colorado Mines

SECOND TEAM
OFFENSE
QB  - Kameron Smith, senior, Winston-Salem State
RB - Rayon Simmons, senior, Winona State
RB - Scottie Williams, senior, Elmhurst
RB - Derrick Washington, senior, Tuskegee
OL - Will Ferrell, junior, Hampden-Sydney
OL - Ryan Jensen, senior, Colorado State-Pueblo
OL - Brian Clarke, junior, Bloomsburg
OL - Kevin Day, senior, Carson-Newman
OL - Markus Lawrence, senior, Winston-Salem State
WR - Brandon Boyle, junior, Castleton State
WR - Chris Bowden, senior, Wingate
All-purpose player - John Borsellino, senior, Benedictine
Place-Kicker - Allen Cain, senior, Texas Lutheran

DEFENSE
DL - Zach Moore, junior, Concordia-St. Paul
DL - Jake Metz, junior, Shippensburg
DL - David Bass, senior, Missouri Western
DL - Clay Eaton, senior, Oberlin
LB - Javicz Jones, senior, Mary Hardin-Baylor
LB - Corey Jones, senior, Lane; Kevin Lindholm, Chadron State
DB - Nate DeJong, senior, Northwest Missouri
DB - Zach Autenrieb, senior, Thomas More
DB - Abdul Kenneh, senior, New Mexico Highlands
DB - Markell Rice, senior, American International
Punter - Randy Weich, senior, Wayne State (Neb.)

THIRD TEAM
OFFENSE
QB  - Kevin Burke, sophomore, Mount Union
RB- Terrance Cobbs, junior, Cumberland (Ky.)
RB - Harvie Tuck, senior, Indiana (Pa.)
RB - Brandon Baker, junior, Carson-Newman
OL - Macon Allan, senior, Missouri Western
OL - Tom Knowlton, senior, Concordia-Moorhead
OL - Dan Matha, senior, Indiana (Pa.)
OL - Ken Van Heule, senior, Midwestern State
OL - Edmund Kugbila, senior, Valdosta State
WR - Jasper Collins, senior, Mount Union
WR - Ma'Quone Edmonds, senior, Indianapolis
All-purpose player - Tyron Laughinghouse, senior, Saint Augustine
Place-Kicker - Sam Bockshus, junior, Minnesota-Mankato

DEFENSE
DL - Dexter Davis, senior, Friends
DL - Ridge Wilson, senior, West Alabama
DL - Brad Davis, senior, Elizabeth City State
DL - Tim Taylor, senior, Thiel
LB - Nate Dreiling, junior, Pittsburg State
LB - Mike Hendrick, senior, Knox
LB - Darius Wilson, senior, Central State
DB  - Phil Terio, sophomore, Salve Regina
DB - C.J. Roberts, sophomore, Colorado State-Pueblo
DB - Brandon Dixon, junior Northwest Missouri
DB - Johnny Franco, senior, Indiana (Pa.)
Punter - Christian Hallingstad, senior, Wisconsin-La Crosse

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