Cameron Named Honorable Mention All-American by CSN

January 09, 2012
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Jan. 9, 2012

NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion's Ronnie Cameron (Westbury, N.Y.) was named a Honorable Mention All-American by College Sporting News on Monday. It became the sixth All-America honor for the Monarch defensive tackle for the 2011 season.

The Colonial Athletic Association and Roanoke Times Defensive Player of the Year, Cameron's performance in 2011 has led to being named First Team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), The Sports Network, and Beyond College Sports Network as well a Second Team All-American by the Associated Press and Phil Steele.

Cameron was also honored with the 2011 Elite Defensive Tackle Award by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) and earned a nod to the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team.

Second on the Monarch squad with 73 tackles (28 solo, 45 assisted) along with a team-leading 17 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks, the Monarch co-captain averaged 5.6 tackles per game, which was fourth among defensive lineman in the CAA. Cameron also finished second in the league in tackles for loss averaging 1.31 per contest.

Capturing a career-high 11 tackles along with a season-high 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks against CAA Champion Towson, Cameron also made 10 stops with three for loss against James Madison in ODU's first top-10 victory.

Cameron's performance on the defensive line helped the Monarchs rank second in the league at the close of the regular season in rushing defense allowing 122.55 yards per contest.

Cameron was among the 11 Monarchs to earn All-CAA honors as he helped to guide the team to a 10-3 overall record, a second-place 6-2 mark in the CAA after being picked to finish 10th in the preseason polls, a second round playoff berth, and not only ODU's first appearance in the national polls, but a top-10 ranking.

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