Cameron, Plisco Named Second Team All-Americans by Associated Press
By ODU Athletics
Dec. 15, 2011
NORFOLK, Va. -- Senior defensive tackle Ronnie Cameron (Westbury, N.Y.) and junior punter Jonathan Plisco (Newport News, Va.) were named Second Team All-Americans by the Associated Press it was announced on Thursday.
Cameron and Plisco both earn their second All-America distinctions this season. Cameron was named an All-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) last Wednesday and Plisco earned Second Team All-America status by College Sports Madness last Tuesday. The two Monarchs were among the 11 Monarchs to earn All-CAA honors, guided 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.
Cameron was 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. He averaged 5.6 tackles per game, which was fourth among defensive lineman in the CAA and finished second in the league in tackles for loss averaging 1.31 per contest. He captured a career-high 11 tackles along with a season-high 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks against CAA Champion Towson and also made 10 stops with three for loss against James Madison in ODU's first top-10 victory. His 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.
Plisco led the CAA and ranks second in the nation averaging 46.2 yards per punt. Of his 51 punts on the year, 20 went the distance of 50 yards or more and 12 were placed inside the opponent 20. In his three year career with the Monarchs, Plisco has earned five All-America honors having earned three accolades as a freshman - First Team All-American by the Associated Press, a Second Team All-American by The Sports Network, and earned Honorable Mention status by The College Sporting News.
To view the entire Associated Press All-America Team, click here.