Ronnie Cameron to Play in Casino Del Sol All-Star Game

January 11, 2012
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Jan. 11, 2012

NORFOLK, Va. - After completing his career and earning six All-America distinctions for his performance in his senior campaign, Monarch defensive tackle Ronnie Cameron has been selected to play in the 2012 Casino Del Sol All-Star Game, which will be held on January 16 in Tucson, Arizona.

The Casino Del Sol All-Star Game will feature more than 90 of the nation's best college football players. Former Ole Miss Head Coach Houston Nutt and former Fresno State Head Coach Pat Hill will lead the respective teams. The rosters feature players from nationally known schools like Arizona, Arizona State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Syracuse.

The Colonial Athletic Association and Roanoke Times Defensive Player of the Year, Cameron's performance this past fall led the Monarch 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 and a Honorable Mention All-American by College Sporting News.

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.

The Monarch defensive tackle 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.

Cameron racked up 73 tackles (28 solo, 45 assisted) along with a team-leading 17 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks in 2011. The Monarch co-captain averaged 5.6 tackles per game, which was fourth among defensive lineman in the CAA. He also finished second in the league in tackles for loss averaging 1.31 per contest.

The Casino Del Sol All-Star Game will be played at 6:00 p.m. on January 16 at Kino Stadium in Tucson. For more information on the game, click here.