Monroe, Vellano Earn More Preseason Honors

TurtleSportsReport.com
Posted Dec 15, 2011


Vellano a second-team AP All-American; Monore secures spots on two more freshman All-American teams.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Defensive linemen Andre Monroe and Joe Vellano continue to rack up postseason honors.

Vellano was voted a second team All-American by the Associated Press on Wednesday. The junior, who leads the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) in tackles by a defensive lineman (7.8 per game), earned a spot on the second team of the Walter Camp All-America squad last week.

Monroe was chosen a second team freshman All-American by two outlets - Phil Steele Publications (on Wednesday) and Yahoo! Sports (on Friday).

Monroe was placed on the College Football News (CFN) Freshman All-America team last week.

He played in just nine games (four starts) due to injury, but ranks second in the FBS in sacks among freshmen (0.56 pg). The Upper Marlboro, Md., product leads the ACC in tackles for loss (0.83 pg) by a freshman and is also sixth overall in the league in sacks per game.

A two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference choice (second team in 2010; first team in 2011), Vellano posted 94 tackles, including 7.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks, four pass breakups and two fumble recoveries this season. He had a career-high 20 tackles vs. Georgia Tech (Oct. 8).


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