WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross senior quarterback Dominic Randolph (Amelia, Ohio) has been selected as a preseason second team All-American by the Sports Network. He was one of only five players from the Patriot League to be honored.
Randolph returns as the starting quarterback for Holy Cross, after placing ninth in the voting for the 2008 Walter Payton Award and earning Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year honors in each of the last two seasons. He completed 340 of 520 passes in 2008 for 3,838 yards and 34 touchdowns, while setting Holy Cross single-season records for passing yards, total offense (3,917 yards), completions and passing attempts, and tying the single-season mark for touchdown passes. Randolph led the Patriot League in total offense, passing yards and pass efficiency (142.4 rating), in addition to leading the nation in total offense, passing yards and completions.
Over the course of his career as a Crusader, he has completed 821 of 1,301 passes for 9,679 yards and 83 touchdowns. Randolph owns the Holy Cross career records for total offense (9,984 yards), touchdown passes, completions and attempts, while standing second in passing yards.
The Crusaders will open the 2008 season when they play host to Georgetown on Saturday, September 5, at 1:00 p.m.
2009 Sports Network Preseason FCS All-America Team
First Team Offense Player School Pos. Cl. Ht. Wt. Armanti Edwards Appalachian State QB Sr 6-0 185 William Ford South Carolina State RB Sr 5-11 185 Trevyn Smith Weber State RB Sr 5-9 210 Jared Turcotte Maine FB So 6-2 232 Terrell Hudgins Elon WR Sr 6-2 234 Marc Mariani Montana WR Sr 6-0 185 Andre Roberts The Citadel WR Sr 5-11 175 Scott Sicko New Hampshire TE Sr 6-3 230 Ben Ijalana Villanova T Jr 6-4 325 James Williams Harvard T Sr 6-5 295 Jeff Hansen Montana State G Sr 6-4 290 Matthew McCracken Richmond G Sr 6-4 291 Austin Stiecken Northern Iowa C Sr 6-3 305
Second Team Offense Player School Pos. Cl. Ht. Wt. Dominic Randolph Holy Cross QB Sr 6-3 223 Toddrick Pendland McNeese State RB Jr 5-10 175 Chase Reynolds Montana RB Jr 6-0 190 Joe Casey Rhode Island FB Sr 5-10 215 Pat Simmonds Colgate WR Sr 6-6 223 Juamorris Stewart Southern WR Sr 6-3 195 Tim Toone Weber State WR Sr 5-10 165 Clay Harbor Missouri State TE Sr 6-4 243 Vladimir Ducasse Massachusetts T Sr 6-4 305 Derek Hardman Eastern Kentucky T Sr 6-6 282 Dorian Brooks James Madison G Sr 6-3 300 Chaz Millard Eastern Illinois G Sr 6-3 291 Kyle Mutcher Weber State C Sr 6-3 295
Third Team Offense Player School Pos. Cl. Ht. Wt. Cameron Higgins Weber State QB Jr 6-2 195 David McCarty Albany RB Sr 6-0 190 David Sinisi Monmouth RB Sr 5-10 200 Bobby McClintock Portland State FB Sr 5-10 240 Buddy Farnham Brown WR Sr 6-0 200 Shaun Pasternak Bucknell WR Jr 6-3 190 Tysson Poots Southern Utah WR Jr 6-3 205 Cody Nakamura Weber State TE Sr 6-1 215 Mario Acitelli Appalachian State T Sr 6-2 275 Will Rackley Lehigh T Jr 6-4 310 David Arkin Missouri State G Jr 6-5 298 Keith Buckman North Dakota State G Sr 6-5 312 Brian Branigan Villanova C Sr 6-3 285
First Team Defense Player School Pos. Cl. Ht. Wt. Larry Hart Central Arkansas DE Sr 6-1 242 Austen Lane Murray State DE Sr 6-7 270 Sam Daniels James Madison DT Sr 6-1 280 Mychal Savage Youngstown State DT Sr 6-2 305 Brandin Jordan Southern Illinois LB Sr 5-11 230 Osayi Osunde Villanova LB Sr 6-1 235 Jabara Williams Stephen F. Austin LB Jr 6-3 215 Jeffery Williams Gardner-Webb LB Jr 6-0 205 Josh Morris Weber State CB Sr 6-0 180 Justin Rogers Richmond CB Jr 5-10 170 Tommy Connors Southeastern Louisiana SS Sr 6-1 205 Mark LeGree Appalachian State FS Jr 6-0 200 Terrell Whitehead Norfolk State DB Sr 6-2 200
Second Team Defense Player School Pos. Cl. Ht. Wt. Danny Batten South Dakota State DE Sr 6-4 250 James Ruffin Northern Iowa DE Sr 6-4 265 Kendrick Ellis Hampton DT Jr 6-5 340 Taylor Scott Central Arkansas DT Sr 6-4 274 Mario Brown Gardner-Webb LB Sr 6-2 234 Eric McBride Richmond LB Jr 6-2 214 Scott Lewis St. Francis LB Jr 5-11 200 Jacque Roman Appalachian State LB Sr 6-1 240 Cortez Gilbert Appalachian State CB Sr 5-11 175 Chris Wynn Penn CB Sr 5-9 190 Jeromy Miles Massachusetts SS Sr 6-2 207 Charles Graves Delaware FS Sr 6-0 195 Nate Thellen Northeastern DB Jr 6-2 208
Third Team Defense Player School Pos. Cl. Ht. Wt. Tim Kukucka Villanova DE Sr 6-3 250 Adrian Tracy William & Mary DE Sr 6-4 243 David Howard Brown DT Sr 6-3 270 Ko Quaye South Dakota DT Sr 6-1 302 Luke Bonus Hofstra LB Sr 5-10 205 Josh Mahoney Northern Iowa LB Sr 6-1 228 Chauncey Mixon Southern Illinois LB Sr 6-1 215 D.J. Smith Appalachian State LB Jr 6-1 215 Anthony Beck Prairie View CB Sr 6-1 205 Korey Lindsey Southern Illinois CB Jr 6-0 190 David Fullerton Cal Poly SS Sr 6-0 195 Beau Hadley Weber State FS Sr 6-0 185 Carnell Clark Jacksonville State DB Sr 6-2 183
First Team Special Teams Player School Pos. Cl. Ht. Wt. Andrew Samson Penn K Jr 6-1 180 Doug Spada SE Missouri State P Sr 6-1 190 Scotty McGee James Madison KR Sr 5-9 180 Austin Knowlin Columbia PR Sr 5-10 190
Second Team Special Teams Player School Pos. Cl. Ht. Wt. Davis Rodriguez Lafayette K Jr 5-10 210 Trevor Ward Southern Utah P Sr 6-4 215 Leroy Vann Florida A&M KR Sr 5-9 182 William Osborne Texas Southern PR Sr 5-7 160
Third Team Special Teams Player School Pos. Cl. Ht. Wt. Brian Pate William & Mary K Sr 5-9 182 Scott Ravanesi Southern Illinois P Sr 6-0 195 Henry Sailes Tennessee Tech KR Jr 5-7 175 Elliott Finkley Jacksonville PR Jr 5-6 155