TOWSON, Md. – Led by senior quarterback Grant Enders, ten members of the Towson University football team have been named to the pre-season All-Colonial Athletic Association team, selected by College Sports Madness, a web site that covers NCAA FCS Football.
The CAA leader in passing efficiency last season, Enders is one of five Tigers who earned All-CAA pre-season first team honors from College Sports Madness. He completed 67.3 percent of his passes and threw for 2,081 yards and 16 touchdowns while leading the Tigers to a 9-3 record and the CAA championship.
Junior tackle Eric Pike and junior cornerback Jordan Love earned spots on the College Sports Madness second team while junior tight end James Oboh, junior center Doug Shaw and junior guard Charles Johnson were third team honorees.
A third-year starter on the defensive line, Beltre made 68 tackles last season, including 12 tackles for lost yardage. Dangerfield led the Tigers by making 93 tackles in 2011. He also intercepted two passes, forced two fumbles and recovered a pair of fumbles. Beltre and Dangerfield were both named first team All-CAA last season.
Joseph led the CAA with a 27.9 average on kickoff returns as a freshman. He had a 93-yard kickoff return against New Hampshire and was named second team All-CAA. Named as the winner of the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in FCS football, West ran for 1,294 yards on 194 carries last season. The second-leading rusher in the CAA, he averaged 6.7 yards per carry and led NCAA FCS by scoring 29 touchdowns.
A 6-5, 298-pound lineman who has started 23 consecutive games at left tackle, Pike has been a leader on the offensive line for the last two seasons. Love is a transfer student from the University of Georgia who should make an impact on the Tigers’ defense.
The Tigers’ fifth-leading receiver last season, Oboh caught 16 passes for 297 yards and three touchdowns. He led the team by averaging 18.6 yards per catch.
A 6-1, 265-pound offensive center, Shaw started 11 of 12 games last season. A two-year regular at guard, Johnson is a 6-2, 295-pound veteran.