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PRESEASON IS HERE: Football Monarchs Report

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: August 07, 2011
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Aug. 7, 2011

NORFOLK, Va. -- Preseason camp opened up on Sunday for the Football Monarchs with the 95 members of the preseason roster reporting. Sunday was filled with team filling out paperwork, under going physicals, meeting with coaching and administrative staff, a welcome by ODU President John Broderick, and gearing up for the first practice of the 2011 season on Monday.

PRESEASON SLATE:
Here's what the Football Monarchs are up to the next two weeks.

Sunday, August 7th  Players Report
Monday, August 8th  Practice #1 (Helmets)
Tuesday, August 9th Practice #2 (Helmets)
Wednesday, August 10th  Practice #3 (Uppers)
Thursday, August 11th  Practice #4 (Uppers)
Friday, August 12th Practice #5 (Full) /Media Day 
Saturday, August 13th Practice #6 (Full)/Practice #7 (Uppers) 
Sunday, August 14th  OFF
Monday, August 15th  Practice #8 (Uppers)
Tuesday, August 16th  Practice #9 (Uppers)/Practice #10 (Scrimmage)
Wednesday, August 17th Practice #11 (Uppers)
Thursday, August 18th Practice #12 (Full)/Practice #13 (Uppers) 
Friday, August 19th  Practice #14 (Uppers)
Saturday, August 20th Practice #15 (Uppers)/Practice #16 (Scrimmage/ODAF Kick-Off Party)
Sunday, August 21st  OFF
Monday, August 22nd Practice #17 (Uppers)
Tuesday, August 23rd Practice #18 (Uppers)/Practice #19 (Uppers) 
Wednesday, August 24th Practice #20 (Uppers)
Thursday, August 25th  Practice #21 (Uppers)/Practice #22 (Scrimmage)
Friday, August 26th  Practice #23 (Uppers) 
Saturday, August 27th  Practice #24 (Uppers)

TO THE MAX:
The camp roster is at the NCAA maximum for the first time in the ODU program's history as 95 Football Monarchs have reported. Looking over the roster, you might notice some new names that include the walk-ons added below:

8 - Tyler Clark - QB - Fr. - 6-3 - 200 - Chesapeake, Va./Grassfield
18 - Akil Jones - CB - Fr. 5-10 - 150 - Fairfax, Va./Oakton
24 - Lorenzo Smith - CB - Fr. - 5-9 - 165 - Lynchburg, Va./Fork Union
30 - Neal-Anthony Hale - S - Fr. - 5-8 - 185 - Norfolk, Va./Maury
35 - Aquante Thornton - CB - Fr. - 5-9 - 150 - Va. Beach, Va./Tallwood
37 - Malik Jackson - RB - Fr. - 5-8 - 200 - Washington, D.C./Archbishop Carroll
41 - Brandon Bacchus - CB - Fr. - 5-11 - 175 - Hampton, Va./Kecoughtan
43 - Darrius Jennings - S - Fr. - 5-11 - 170 - Chesapeake, Va./Oscar Smith
47 - Mike Lennox - LB - Fr. - 6-2 - 205 - Bristow, Va./Brenstville
49 - Dillon Morrow - TE - Fr. - 6-3 - 200 - Orange, Va./Orange County
56 - James Faircloth - LB - Fr. - 5-11 - 190 - Chesapeake, Va./Grassfield
59 - Eugene Bazemore - DE - Fr. - 6-1 - 205 - Portsmouth, Va./Churchland
63 - Kevin Marley - LS - Fr. - 5-10 - 240 - Manassas, Va./Osbourn Park
67 - Dustin Burdick - K - Fr. - 5-9 - 175 - Staunton, Va./Robert E. Lee
69 - Josh Williams - P - Fr. - 6-3 - 240 - Keysville, Va./Randolf Henry
86 - Daniel Wray - TE - Fr. - 6-3 - 215 - Newport News, Va./Warwick
88 - Mitch Castleberry - TE - Fr. - 6-5 - 225 - Herndon, Va./Westfield
92 - Kevin Buchanan - DE - Fr. - 6-3 - 245 - Va. Beach, Va./Maury

More From Media Day:

Check out another interview by head coach Bobby Wilder from CAA Football Media Day.

ODAF KICK OFF PARTY:
Attention ODAF members...here's your chance to get a glimpse of the Football Monarchs this preseason. Come view one of the Monarchs' preseason scrimmages and mix and mingle with members of the coaching staff afterward on Saturday, August 20th from 4 - 8 pm at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium. Cost is $50 per person and includes dinner and two (2) drink tickets. For more information or to register, contact Kelly Disharoon in the ODAF office at 757-683-6961.

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