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Football Opens Fall Camp on Monday

August 05, 2018
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion prepares to begin its 10th season of football on Monday, Aug. 6 with a programm high 22 seniors, including 18 fifth-year seniors.

Below are some notes to learn about the Monarchs heading into fall camp.

Returning Starters
ODU is tied for 11th in FBS and third in Conference USA with 18 returning starters.

Overall (including specialists: PK, P, LS)
Baylor: 22 (9 offense, 9 defense, 4 specialists [2 snappers])
Michigan State: 22 (10 offense, 9 defense, 3 specialists)
Florida: 20 (10 offense, 9 defense, 1 specialist)
Michigan: 20 (8 offense, 9 defense, 3 specialists)
UAB: 20 (10 offense, 7 defense, 3 specialists)
Utah State: 20 (9 offense, 9 defense, 2 specialists)
Arizona: 19 (7 offense, 9 defense, 3 specialists)
Ball State: 19 (9 offense, 7 defense, 3 specialists)
Kansas: 19 (8 offense, 9 defense, 2 specialists)
North Texas: 19 (9 offense, 8 defense, 2 specialists)
Old Dominion: 18 (9 offense, 7 defense, 2 specialists)
Boise State: 18 (6 offense, 10 defense, 2 specialists)
Kentucky: 18 (7 offense, 9 defense, 2 specialists)
Mississippi State: 18 (9 offense, 8 defense, 1 specialist)

Returning Starters (Part Two)
ODU is tied for fourth in FBS and second in C-USA with nine returning starters on offense.
Offense
Florida: 10
Michigan State: 10
UAB: 10
Old Dominion: 9
Ball State: 9
Baylor: 9
Northern Illinois: 9
Mississippi State: 9
Missouri: 9
North Texas: 9
Purdue: 9
Utah State: 9
Wisconsin: 9

Offensive Line Togetherness
Old Dominion is one of 18 FBS schools that return five starters from the 2017 season. ODU brings back left tackle Isaac Weaver, left guard Tony Barnett, center Nick Clarke, right guard A.J. Davison and right tackle Chad Hendricks.

Offensive Line Career Starts
ODU ranks 22nd in FBS with 100 career combined starts between seven offensive linemen. Center Nick Clarke leads the way with 34 starts, right tackle Chad Hendricks has 21, left guard Tony Barnett has 18, left tackle Isaac Weaver has 12, right guard A.J. Davison has nine, Andrew Lawson has five and Eric Magwood has one.

Near the Top
Senior defensive end Oshane Ximines is second among active FBS players with 21 sacks, second only to Louisiana Tech's Jaylon Ferguson, who has 27. Ximines set the ODU single-season record last season with 8.5, and the 21 career sacks is the career mark.

True Freshman QBs in 2017

Player School Comp. Att. INT Yards TDs Rush Yards Rush TDS
Jake Fromm Georgia 181 291 7 2615 24 79 3
James Blackman Florida State 173 297 11 2230 19 -36 0
Sam Ehlinger Texas 158 275 7 1915 11 385 2
Charlie Brewer Baylor 139 204 4 1562 11 166 0
Steven Williams Old Dominion 147 263 11 1528 6 263 3
Jarrett Doege Bowling Green 120 188 3 1381 12 -74 2
Kellen Mond Texas A&M 117 217 6 1375 8 340 3

Steven Williams Last Four Games

Player School Comp. Att. INT Yards TDs Rush Yards Rush TDs
Steven Williams Old Dominion 62 91 0 664 2 101 2

                                                                    

2018 Senior Profiles
Below are snap shots of the program high 22 seniors on this year's team

Daniel Appouh – DE – Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley
Has played in 27 career games, with three starts in 2017 … Appouh has 46 career tackles, 11.0 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks … As a junior, he had a career-best 25 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss … In high school, played in prestigious Big 33 game (Maryland vs. Pennsylvania).
Best games
Vs. Hampton (2016): five tackles, 3.5 TFL’s and two sacks
At Marshall (2017): Six tackles, 0.5 TFL’s 

Marvin Branch – LB – Suffolk, Va./Nansemond River
Has played in 35 career games, making 12 starts at linebacker … Started all 12 games in 2017 … Led the team with 96 tackles in 2017 … For his career, has 140 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and five fumble recoveries … Originally a walk-on.
Best games
At UMass (2017): Career-high 15 tackles
At Marshall (2017): 14 tackles 

Sean Carter – S – Stafford, Va./Colonial Forge
Carter has played in 37 career games, starting 27 at safety … Ninth in school history with 162 career tackles … Finished in the top-six on the team in tackles each of the last three seasons … Has five career interceptions, including three in 2017 … Recorded first career interception in 2016 at Charlotte … Originally a walk-on.
Best games
At WKU (2016): 11 tackles
Vs. FAU (2017): 10 tackles 

Nick Clarke – C – Mechanicsville, Va./Atlee
Clarke has played in 37 games, starting 34 at center … He has started 31-straight games … He was named Conference USA honorable mention in 2017 and C-USA All-Freshman Team in 2015 … A two-star recruit by 247 sports out of high school. 

Justin Cooper – RB – Chester, Va./Thomas Dale
Has played in 21 games, including three starts in 2017 … In his career, has two carries for six yards … Had eight special teams tackles in 2017 and 10 for his career … Originally a walk-on. 

Jeremy Cox – RB – Hope Mills, N.C./South View/Fork Union
Cox has played in 31 career games, starting in 21 … In his career, he has rushed 338 times for 1675 yards and 18 touchdowns, while catching 51 passes for 393 yards and one touchdown … The last two seasons, he has had the longest run by any player on the year, and in 2016, he had the longest run and reception on the team – 67-yard run and 84-yard reception … His 1675 rushing yards are second in school history behind only Ray Lawry … In 2016, he ran for 13 touchdowns, the third most in school history … Came to ODU from Fork Union Military Academy.
Best Games
Vs. FAU (2017): 22-202-2TD’s
Vs. UMass (2016): 24-162-2TD’s 

Justice Davila – S – Erial, N.J./Timber Creek
Davila has played in 27 games, starting 22 at safety …­­Ranks eighth on ODU’s all-time tackles list with 169 and is one of two active players (Sean Carter) in the top-10 … Has 15 career pass breakups, including 7 in 2016.
Best Games
Vs. Appalachian State (2015): 12 tackles   

A.J. Davison – OL – Rohnert, Calif./Rancho Cotate/Santa Rosa
Played in all 12 games as a junior in 2017, starting nine at right guard … juco transfer from Santa Rosa JC. 

Jonathan Duhart – WR – Midlothian, Va./Manchester
Duhart has played in 39 games, starting 27 at wide receiver … He has 109 career receptions for 1619 yards and 19 touchdowns … He is sixth in school history in receptions and yards, and fifth in touchdown catches … In 2016, caught a career-high 48 passes for 735 yards and nine touchdowns … His 77-yard reception at UTEP in 2016 is the fourth longest reception in school history … A two-star recruit by 247 sports.
Best Games
At UTEP (2016): 5-155
At FAU (2016): 8-72-3TD’s
At UTSA (2015): 8-160-2TD’s 

Miles Fox – DT – Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Hill
Fox has played in 35 career games, starting 22 … He has 109 career tackles, 8 sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss … Fox had a career-year in 2017, notching 57 tackles, 5.5 sacks and 9.0 tackles for loss … One of three defensive tackles to play as a true freshman for ODU in the last five years, joining Rashaad Coward and Jeremy Meiser … A three-star recruit by 247 sports.
Best Games
At Middle Tennessee (2017) – 8 tackles, 1 sack
At Appalachian State (2016) – 8 tackles 

Travis Fulgham – WR – Ashburn, Va./Broad Run
Fulgham has played in 35 career games, starting 20 … Has 65 career receptions for 961 yards and nine touchdowns … Had a career-best 30 catches in 2017, with a career-high 478 yards and eight touchdowns in eight touchdowns … Had a career-high six catches for 102 yards and a touchdown against UNC … He had a 71-yard touchdown catch against UNC, a career-long reception … Originally a walk-on.
Best games
Vs. UNC (2017) – 6-102-1 

Jordan Glover – CB – Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne
A walk-on fifth-year senior, Glover has battled injuries during his ODU career … He has played in two career games, making one tackle.
Best game
Vs. Hampton (2016) – 1 tackle 

Isaiah Harper – WR – Chesapeake, Va./Grassfield
Harper has played in 35 career games, starting 12 at wide receiver, all in 2017 … He led ODU with 39 catches for 462 yards in 2017, both career-highs … For his career, he has 57 receptions for 664 yards and one touchdown … Harper was named the 2017 Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Year and first-team All-Conference USA kickoff returner … He returned three kickoffs for touchdowns, including the longest in ODU history, a 100-yarder against UNC … His 235 kick return yards at North Texas were the most by an FBS player this season … A two-star recruit by 247 sports.
Best Games
At Middle Tennessee (2017): 8-83
At FIU (2017): 3-103 

Chad Hendricks – OT – Blackstone, Va./Nottoway
Has played in 29 career games, starting 21 games at right and left tackle … Has 11 starts at right tackle and 10 at left tackle … Originally a walk-on. 

Ryan Londree – DT – Charlottesville, Va./Albermarle County
Londree has played in 21 career games, starting two at defensive tackle … Has 12 career tackles … A two-star recruit by 247 sports. 

Justin Noye – S – Rochester, N.Y./East Rochester
Noye has played in 37 career games, starting two at safety … Both starts came in 2017 … Had a career-high 33 tackles in 2017 … In 2017, had a team-best nine special teams tackles … For his career, Noye has 45 tackles … A three-star recruit by Rivals.
Best Games
Vs. Virginia Tech, Charlotte, FAU (2017): 5 tackles 

Jacob Schwind – LS – Warrenton, Va./Kettle Run
Played in two games in 2016 as the holder for Bailey Cate against NC State and UTSA … Has been the backup long snapper … Walk-on. 

Brandon Simmons – RB – Virginia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes
Has played in 25 career games … Has 24 carries for 84 yards and a touchdowns … Posted career-highs in 2016 at Charlotte with 10 attempts for 38 yards … Scored his first career touchdown in 2017 against Albany … Originally a walk-on.
Best Game
At Charlotte (2017): 10-38 

Pat Toal – DT – Hazlet, N.J./Raritan
Toal has played in 34 career games, starting nine at defensive tackle … He posted a career-best season in 2017 with 37 tackles, three sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss … In his career, he has 57 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 9.0 tackles for loss … A two-star recruit by 247 sports.
Best Game
At North Texas (2017): 6 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss
At UMass (2017): 5 tackles and 1.5 sacks 

Brandon Tyson – DT – Midlothian, Va./Clover Hill
Has played in 20 career games, starting four at defensive tackle … Had 16 tackles in 2017 and 19 for his career … Missed the 2016 season due to injury … A two-star recruit by Rivals.
Best Game
Two tackles (4 times: VT, WKU, NT, Rice) 

Tim Ward – DE – High Point, N.C./High Point Central
Has played in 37 games with four starts at defensive end … Career-high 37 tackles and 10.0 tackles for loss in 2017 … Number of tackles has gone up every year … 10.0 tackles for loss second on team only to Oshane Ximines … A two-star recruit by 247 sports.
Best Games
Vs. Appalachian State (2015): 7 tackles
At Charlotte (2016): 7 tackles, 1 sack
At Middle Tennessee (2017): 6 tackles, 1.5 TFL’s 

Oshane Ximines – DE – Ahoskie, N.C./Hertford County
Has played in 37 games, starting 36 at defensive end … Only game did not start was 2016 Senior Day … In 2016, recorded 44 tackles, 14.0 tackles for loss and school record 8.5 sacks … Has 118 tackles, 33.0 tackles for loss and a school record 21.0 sacks … Named first-team All-Conference USA in 2017, second-team All-C-USA in 2016 and C-USA All-Freshman Team in 2015 … Tied with TJ Ricks for most career forced fumbles with seven … A two-star recruit by 247 sports.
Best Games
2017: at NT – 7 tackles, 1 TFL/ WKU – 6 tackles, 1 sack, 2.0 TFL’s
2016: FIU – 6 tackles, 2 sacks, 3.5 TFL’s
2015: UNCC – 5 tackles, 1 sack

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