Preseason Camp Update: Monarchs Report
By ODU Athletics
Aug. 8, 2010
NORFOLK, Va. -- Year two of ODU football got underway on Sunday as 89 Monarchs reported to camp.
The members of the ODU roster were on campus by mid-afternoon checking-in with the football office and at their dorms, while family members had the opportunity to tour the facilities at both the Powhatan Sports Complex and Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium.
After checking in, the 89 Monarchs spent the rest of Sunday afternoon and evening meeting with their coaches and reviewing compliance information and other protocols.
The 89 Monarchs reporting to camp included 13 offensive linemen, four quarterbacks, seven running backs, 12 wide receivers, three tight ends, seven defensive tackles, eight defensive ends, 15 linebackers, seven cornerbacks, six safeties, three punters, and a pair of kickers and long snappers.
Practice gets under way on Monday afternoon. Please note that practices are closed to the public. In all, the Monarchs will hold 22 workouts before classes officially begin on August 30th.
The second season of ODU Football kicks off on Saturday, September 4th against Jacksonville at 6:00 p.m. at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium. The game will be a rematch of the Monarchs' first FCS contest where Dorian Jackson's (Colonial Heights, Va.) 32-yard reception with 45 seconds remaining gave the Monarchs a 28-27 come-from-behind victory in their first-ever road contest.
PRESEASON CAMP UPDATES:
Stay tuned to ODUSports.com for daily updates from camp.
Full roster now available at ODUSports.com. Click here for bios on each of the Monarchs.
Also added to the roster this preseason is 6-2, 225 lbs. linebacker Myles Antonini from Williamsburg, Virginia out of Jamestown High School.
RECAPPING THE PRESEASON HONORS:
Punter Jonathan Plisco - Top 10 FCS Specialists By The Sports Network; First Team All-American Defense by Consensus Draft Services, First Team All-American by Phil Steele, Preseason All-American by the Sports Network, Lindy's All-FCS Team, Phil Steele All-Independent Team, FCS College football Performance Award Watch List
Quarterback Thomas DeMarco - Walter Payton Watch List, Honorable Mention All-American by Consensus Draft Services, Phil Steele All-Independent Team, FCS College football Performance Award Watch List
Defensive Tackle Ronnie Cameron - "Transfer to Watch" by the Sports Network
Defensive End Deron Mayo - "Transfer to Watch" by the Sports Network
Wide Receiver Nick Mayers - Phil Steele All-Independent Team
Running Back/Special Teams Mario Crawford - Phil Steele All-Independent Team, FCS College football Performance Award Watch List
Offensive Tackle Ryan Jenson - Phil Steele All-Independent Team
Offensive Guard - Bryan Morrison - Phil Steele All-Independent Team
Defensive Lineman - Chad King - Phil Steele All-Independent Team
Defensive Back Devon Simmons - Phil Steele All-Independent Team
Linebacker Craig Wilkins - Phil Steele All-Independent Team
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ODU Football media day will be held Wednesday, August 11th. This event is closed to the public. Members of the media wishing to attend, please contact the ODU Sports Information Office.
BE IN THE BLUE, BE ON THE LIST:
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SINGLE GAME TICKETS:
Should single game tickets be available, they will go on sale at 10 a.m. the Thursday prior to the contest. Stay tuned to ODUSports.com for more information.
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BIG BLUE KICK OFF PARTY:
Come out and see the Old Dominion University football team in their last scrimmage before the first home game. This is a special opportunity to meet head coach Bobby Wilder and his coaching staff and to be the first to know about the team's plans for the upcoming football season at ODU. Dinner and two (2) drink tickets for the bar included in the price. A cash bar will be available for the duration of the night. All proceeds benefit the ODU football program. For questions or to place an order over the phone, call Kelly Stallings at the Big Big Club at 757-683-6961.
WHITE OUT/BLUE OUT:
The Monarchs' game with William and Mary on September 18th will be a "White Out" and the Homecoming Game on October 23rd against Georgia State will be a "Blue Out". The ODU Bookstore will be producing a game specific shirt for each game and will be available in the Bookstore starting in Mid- to Late- August. Stay tuned to ODUSports.com for further information...