Beltre, Dangerfield Named 3rd Team All-Americans
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 12/11/2012
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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Senior defensive end Frank Beltre and senior free safety Jordan Dangerfield of Towson University have been named to The Sports Network's Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-America team.

Beltre and Dangerfield, who led the Tigers to back-to-back Colonial Athletic Association championships, earned third team All-America honors.

A two-time All-CAA first team selection, Beltre was one of the top defensive linemen in the CAA the last three years. A three-year starter at defensive end, he was seventh on the team with 36 tackles as a senior. He tied for the team lead with five quarterback sacks as Towson led the CAA with 31 sacks. He was also tied for fourth in the CAA in sacks. Beltre was also third on the team with 7.5 tackles for lost yardage. He also forced two fumbles and had one fumble recovery.

Beltre, who played in all 45 career games, finished his career with 232 tackles, 20th on Towson's all-time list. He also had 38 tackles for lost yardage, 11 sacks and two fumble recoveries.

A two-year co-captain and a three-year starter at free safety, Dangerfield also earned first team All-CAA first team honors for the second time. Despite missing the final game of the season, he was fourth on the team with 69 tackles. Dangerfield, who also earned pre-season All-America honors, led the Tigers with six pass breakups and had one fumble recovery.

The Tigers' top tackler as a sophomore and junior, Dangerfield finished his career with 258 tackles, 11th on Towson's career list. He also broke up 13 passes and recovered four fumbles.

Dangerfield was also honored as a second team All-American by Beyond Sports Network.

Beltre and Dangerfield were keys to the best defense in the CAA. En route to a 7-4 final record, the Tigers led the CAA in fewest yards allowed (313.2) and pass defense (174.3 ypg). Towson also topped the CAA in sacks with 31.

The No. 15 Tigers claimed a share of the CAA championship as they tied for first place with New Hampshire (8-4, 6-2), Richmond (8-3, 6-2) and Villanova (8-4, 6-2). Playing the fourth-toughest schedule in NCAA FCS, the Tigers won their final four games of the season, beating No. 19 Villanova, No. 23 Delaware and No. 7 New Hampshire on the road.

Towson has a 16-7 over the last two seasons, including an impressive 13-3 mark in CAA games. In games against FCS programs the last two years, Towson has a 16-4 mark.

2012 The Sports Network FCS All-America Team

First Team - Offense

Player

School

Pos.

Cl.

Ht.

Wt.

Taylor Heinicke

Old Dominion

QB

So.

6-1

195

Miguel Maysonet

Stony Brook

RB

Sr.

5-10

205

Zach Zenner

South Dakota State

RB

So.

6-0

215

Eric Breitenstein

Wofford

FB

Sr.

5-11

230

Erik Lora

Eastern Illinois

WR

Jr.

5-10

181

Aaron Mellette

Elon

WR

Sr.

6-4

220

A.C. Leonard

Tennessee State

TE

So.

6-4

245

Michael Bamiro

Stony Brook

OL

Jr.

6-8

345

Mike Sellers

The Citadel

OL

Jr.

6-0

295

Billy Turner

North Dakota State

OL

Jr.

6-6

300

Earl Watford

James Madison

OL

Sr.

6-4

290

Bryan Witzmann

South Dakota State

OL

Jr.

6-7

300

Walter Powell

Murray State

AP

Jr.

6-0

180

Patrick Murray

Fordham

PK

Sr.

5-7

160

Jerodis Williams

Furman

KR

Sr.

5-11

195

First Team - Defense

Player

School

Pos.

Cl.

Ht.

Wt.

Caleb Schreibeis

Montana State

DE

Sr.

6-3

252

Colton Underwood

Illinois State

DE

Jr.

6-4

255

Cody Larsen

Southern Utah

DT

Sr.

6-4

300

Brent Russell

Georgia Southern

DT

Sr.

6-2

300

Matt Evans

New Hampshire

LB

Sr.

6-0

226

Jeremy Kimbrough

Appalachian State

LB

Sr.

5-11

240

Robert McCabe

Georgetown

LB

Sr.

6-2

230

Jody Owens

Montana State

LB

Sr.

6-0

223

Jaquiski Tartt

Samford

DB

So.

6-1

220

Cooper Taylor

Richmond

DB

Sr.

6-5

235

Darnell Taylor

Sam Houston State

DB

Sr.

6-0

195

Marcus Williams

North Dakota State

DB

Jr.

5-11

194

Andy Wilder

Northern Arizona

P

Jr.

6-3

205

Dominic Gunn

Northern Colorado

PR

Sr.

5-11

170

Second-Team Offense

Player

School

Pos.

Cl.

Ht.

Wt.

Gavin McCarney

Colgate

QB

Jr.

6-2

205

Shakir Bell

Indiana State

RB

Jr.

5-8

185

Deonte Williams

Cal Poly

RB

Sr.

5-10

200

Kendall Gaskins

Richmond

FB

Sr.

6-1

238

Jordan Harris

Bryant

WR

Jr.

6-2

215

Brandon Kaufman

Eastern Washington

WR

Jr.

6-5

215

Kevin Norrell

Stony Brook

WR

Sr.

5-10

200

Kyle Juszczyk

Harvard

TE

Sr.

6-3

240

Aaron Adams

Eastern Kentucky

OL

Sr.

6-5

295

Sean Davies

UC Davis

OL

Sr.

6-4

297

Dakota Dozier

Furman

OL

Jr.

6-4

291

Rogers Gaines

Tennessee State

OL

Sr.

6-7

320

Corey Howard

Central Arkansas

OL

Sr.

6-1

290

Tyler Varga

Yale

AP

So.

5-11

220

Jimmy Pavel

Eastern Washington

PK

Sr.

5-11

195

Fabian Truss

Samford

KR

Jr.

5-9

190

           

Second-Team Defense

Player

School

Pos.

Cl.

Ht.

Wt.

Brandon Thurmond

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

DE

Sr.

6-2

260

Davis Tull

Chattanooga

DE

So.

6-3

230

Montori Hughes

UT Martin

DT

Sr.

6-4

330

Caraun Reid

Princeton

DT

Sr.

6-2

305

Keith Pough

Howard

LB

Sr.

6-3

225

Stephon Robertson

James Madison

LB

Jr.

5-11

220

Ian Sluss

Portland State

LB

Sr.

6-0

225

Jordan Tripp

Montana

LB

Jr.

6-4

244

Robert Alford

SE Louisiana

DB

Sr.

5-11

185

Steven Godbolt III

Tennessee State

DB

So.

6-1

180

T.J. Lee III

Eastern Washington

DB

Jr.

5-9

170

B.W. Webb

William & Mary

DB

Sr.

5-11

180

Bobby Wenzig

Alabama State

P

Jr.

6-2

185

Austin Shanks

Northern Arizona

PR

Sr.

5-8

185

Third-Team Offense

Player

School

Pos.

Cl.

Ht.

Wt.

Casey Brockman

Murray State

QB

Sr.

6-2

220

Timothy Flanders

Sam Houston State

RB

Jr.

5-9

210

Jordan McCord

Colgate

RB

Sr.

5-11

210

Jake Hess

Northern Arizona

FB

Sr.

5-10

227

Sean Price

Appalachian State

WR

Fr.

6-5

210

Quentin Sims

UT Martin

WR

Sr.

6-3

202

MyCole Pruitt

Southern Illinois

TE

So.

6-3

247

Garrett Frye

Georgia Southern

OL

So.

6-4

257

Terrance Hackney

Bethune-Cookman

OL

So.

6-6

310

Kaleb Hopson

Sam Houston State

OL

Sr.

6-6

300

Terren Jones

Alabama State

OL

Sr.

6-7

334

Ryan Risch

Colgate

OL

Sr.

6-5

303

J.C. Tretter

Cornell

OL

Sr.

6-4

295

Greg Hardin

North Dakota

AP

Jr.

5-11

168

Ernie Collins

San Diego

PK

Sr.

6-2

240

Carlos Anderson

Northern Iowa

KR

Sr.

5-8

172

Colby Walden

Jacksonville

KR

Sr.

5-11

185

Third-Team Defense

Player

School

Pos.

Cl.

Ht.

Wt.

Frank Beltre

Towson

DE

Sr.

6-2

225

Mike Catapano

Princeton

DE

Sr.

6-4

270

Nolan Nearhoof

Robert Morris

DE

Sr.

6-2

250

Zach Wagenmann

Montana

DE

So.

6-4

240

Chris Burnette

Old Dominion

DT

Sr.

6-4

290

Robert Simpson

Miss. Valley State

DT

Jr.

6-4

255

Jared Smith

New Hampshire

DT

Sr.

6-3

300

Seth Allison

Central Arkansas

LB

Sr.

5-11

195

Quinn Backus

Coastal Carolina

LB

So.

5-10

205

Dorian Bell

Duquesne

LB

Jr.

6-1

234

Wes Dothard

Chattanooga

LB

Jr.

6-1

235

Blake Peiffer

SE Missouri State

LB

Sr.

6-1

225

Paul Worrilow

Delaware

LB

Sr.

6-0

230

Jordan Dangerfield

Towson

DB

Sr.

5-11

200

Ben Ericksen

Illinois State

DB

Sr.

6-1

200

Demetrius McCray

Appalachian State

DB

Sr.

6-0

185

Kejuan Riley

Alabama State

DB

Sr.

6-2

208

Caleb Schaffitzel

Missouri State

DB

So.

6-0

214

Johnny Towalid

Indiana State

DB

Sr.

5-11

170

Sam Martin

Appalachian State

P

Sr.

6-1

205

Jesse Grandy

Central Arkansas

PR

Sr.

5-11

165


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