Wynn, Goniprow and Samson Tabbed as Preseason All-Americans

PHILADELPHIA - Three members of the University of Pennsylvania football team were tabbed as Preseason All-Americans as announced by Consensus Draft Services (CDS) on Wednesday. Junior kicker Andrew Samson and senior defensive lineman Joe Goniprow were both named as First-Team Preseason All-Americans. Senior defensive back Chris Wynn earned honorable mention recognition.

Samson and Goniprow are the only Ivy players on the first team and Samson is the only underclassmen on the first-team offense. Last season, Samson was First-Team All-Ivy and was named an All-American by the Associated Press (AP) and The Sports Network (TSN) in addition to receiving Academic All-Area honors from the Philadelphia Inquirer. He enters the 2009 season after setting the school record with 16 made field goals last season and he has yet to miss an extra-point in his two seasons as the Quakers' placekicker. Also in 2008, the West Bloomfield, Mich., native led the Ivy League in field goals made, field goal percentage and PAT percentage.

A Second-Team All-Ivy honoree in 2008, Goniprow started all 10 games for the Quakers. As a junior, the Barrington, R.I., product finished fourth in the Ivy League in tackles for loss. With at least one tackle in every game last season, Goniprow finished with 32 on the year, tops for defensive lineman on the team. He also recorded two sacks, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble. The defensive tackle also had a blocked extra point against Villanova in overtime of the season opener.

Wynn is one of Penn's tri-captains for the 2009 season and started all 10 games at defensive back for the Red and Blue last season. As a third team All-American and a first-team All-Ivy honoree in 2008, Wynn pulled down five interceptions for the second straight year - the first Quaker to do so since the start of Ivy play. The native of Flemington, N.J., led the Ivy League and was ninth in the nation with his five picks. He also led the team with 32 solo tackles, finishing sixth on the team with 40 tackles on the year. Wynn also serves as Penn's primary kick and punt returner, bringing the opening kickoff for a touchdown at Georgetown on Oct. 11.

CDS is in its sixth year of operation. The outlet has named All-American teams for all levels of NCAA football as well as the NAIA since 2002.

Penn, which finished 6-4 in 2008 and 5-2 in the Ivy League, opens the 2009 season on Sept. 19, hosting Villanova at Franklin Field.

CDS FCS 2009 Pre-season All-American Team
NOTE: All players are seniors unless otherwise indicated


FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE:

QB Armanti Edwards, Appalachian State, 6'0", 181
WR Andre Roberts, The Citadel, 5'11", 185
WR Terrell Hudgins, Elon, 6'3", 237
TE Scott Sicko, New Hampshire, 6'4", 236
RB Toddrick Pendland, McNeese, 5'9", 172
RB William Ford, South Carolina St., 5'11", 185
OT Austin Howard, Northern Iowa, 6'7", 301
OG Jeff Hansen, Montana State, 6'4", 290
C Kyle Mutcher, Weber State, 6'3", 295
OG Matthew McCracken, Richmond, 6'4", 291
OT Vladmir DuCasse, UMass, 6'5", 315
K Andrew Samson, Penn (Jr.)
KR Scotty McGee, James Madison


DEFENSE:

DE James Ruffin, Northern Iowa, 6'4", 267
DT Joe Goniprow, Penn, 6'1", 275
DT Justin Lawrence, Morgan State, 6'1", 280
DE Austen Lane, Murray State, 6'6", 265
OLB Jabara Williams, Stephen F. Austin, 6'3", 215 (Jr.)
ILB Alex DiMichele, Robert Morris, 6'2", 240 (Jr.)
ILB Jacque Roman, Appalachian State, 6'1", 240
OLB Adrian McLeod, Western Carolina, 6'0", 215
CB Curtis Holcomb, Florida A&M, 5'10", 170 (Jr.)
S Terrell Whitehead, Norfolk State, 6'2", 200
S Mark LeGree, Appalachian State, 6'0", 200 (Jr.)
CB Justin Rogers, Richmond, 5'10", 170 (Jr.)
P Doug Spada, Southeast Missouri
PR Andre Roberts, The Citadel



SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE:

QB Eric Ward, Richmond, 6'3", 217
WR Aaron Boyce, Eastern Washington, 6'3", 210
WR Marc Mariani, Montana, 6'0", 185
TE London Landry, South Dakota, 6'5", 242 (Jr.)
RB Trevyn Smith, Weber State, 5'9", 210
RB Jared Turcotte, Maine, 6'2", 232 (RS So.)
OT Derek Hardman, Eastern Kentucky, 6'6", 282
OG Robert Norris, Morgan State, 6'4", 315
C Eric Jones, Jackson State, 6'3", 285
OG Joe Gibbs, Tennessee-Martin, 6'5", 325
OT Levi Horn, Montana, 6'7", 300
K Shawn Bibeau. North Dakota St.
KR LeRoy Vann, Florida A&M


DEFENSE:

DE Tim Knicky, Stephen F. Austin, 6'4", 235
DT Martin Parker, Richmond, 6'3", 266 (Jr.)
DL Mitch Clark, Wofford, 6'1", 252
DE Adrian Tracy, William & Mary, 6'4", 243
OLB/DE Lou Miller, Columbia, 6'0", 220
ILB Jeffrey Williams, Gardner-Webb, 6'0", 221 (Jr.)
ILB Rico Council, Tennessee State, 6'0", 254
OLB Daniel Becker, Austin Peay, 6'3", 230
CB Kasey Brown, Northwestern State, 5'9", 166
S Tommy Connors, SE Louisiana, 6'0", 205
S David Casale, Albany, 6'2", 210
CB Antwane Cox, Bethune-Cookman, 6'1", 170
P Scott Ravanesi, Southern Illinois
PR Austin Knowlin, Columbia



HONORABLE MENTION


QB Dominic Randolph, Holy Cross, 6'3", 211
QB Jeremy Moses, Stephen F. Austin, 6'0", 200 (Jr.)
QB Greg Denham, UC Davis, 6'2", 199 (Jr.)
QB Brian Babin, SE Louisiana, 6'5", 220
QB Bryan Waggener, Northern Colorado, 6'3', 235
QB Sebastian Trujillo, San Diego, 6'3", 222
QB John Skelton, Fordham, 6'5", 220
QB Cameron Higgins, Weber State, 6'2", 195 (Jr.)

WR Matt Luft, Harvard, 6'6", 225
WR Tysson Poots, Southern Utah, 6'3", 205 (Jr.)
WR Steve Tedesco, Sacred Heart, 6'1", 195
WR Juamorris Stewart, Southern U., 6'#', 195
WR Mario D'Ambrosio, Portland State, 5'11", 200
WR Bobby Sewall, Brown, 6'1", 200
WR William Osborne, Texas Southern, 5'8", 162
WR Duane Brooks, Stephen F. Austin, 6'0", 180
WR Dan Bohrer, Butler, 6'2", 190
WR-QB Michael Brusko, Maine, 6'3", 226
WR Tim Toone, Weber State, 5'10", 165
WR Thomas Harris, Alabama A&M, 6'0", 171
WR Victor Cruz, UMass, 6'0", 200
WR Derrick Townsel, Murray State, 5'9", 169
WR Eyad Salem, Illinois State, 6'2", 180

TE Clay Harbor, Missouri State, 6'4", 243
TE John Sheffield, Yale, 6'2", 235
TE Chris Truss, Furman, 6'4", 243
TE DeAngelo Nelson, Murray State, 6'1", 235
TE Cody Nakamura, Weber State, 6'1", 215
TE Dean Rogers, UC Davis, 6'2", 250 (Jr.)

RB David McCarty, Albany, 6'0", 207
RB David Sinisi, Monmouth, 5'10", 200
RB James Mallory, Central Connecticut, 5'10", 200
RB Tim Maypray, VMI, 5'8", 165
RB Tony Nelson, UMass, 5'10", 210
RB Conte Cuttino, Stony Brook, 5'10", 200
RB James Aston, Sam Houston State, 5'8", 203
RB Jeremy Marshall, Wofford, 5'10", 180
RB Joe Trombetta, UC-Davis, 6'0", 220 (Jr.)

OT Michael Silva, Richmond, 6'5", 300
OT Lane Freiwald, Central Arkansas, 6'7", 318
OT Jake Arthur, South Dakota, 6'5", 300
OT Michael Harshaw, Jackson State, 6'4", 310
OT Chris Werden, Elon, 6'5", 293
OT Robert Okeafor, Florida A&M, 6'4", 295
OT James Williams, Harvard, 6'5", 298

OG Aaron Po'uha, Southern Utah, 6'4", 320
OG Austin Steichen, Northern Iowa, 6'3", 300
OG Dorian Brooks, James Madison, 6'3", 285
OG Mario Aciteli, Appalachian State, 6'2", 275
OG Anthony Collins, 6'3", 355, Florida A&M
OG Cody Kekipi, St. Francis (PA), 6'1", 270
OG Xavier Manuel, Alabama A&M, 6'1", 307

C Tommy Hernandez, UC Davis, 6'2", 285
C Kevin Richards, Albany, 6'2', 270

DE Dane Fletcher, Montana State, 6'2", 242
DE Sam Washington, Jackson State, 6'3", 265
DE Andrew Doan, Morehead State, 6'3", 245
DE Christian Anthony, Grambling, 6'4", 246
DE Kevin Linehan, Weber State, 6'3", 255
DE Tim Kukucka, Villanova, 6'3", 252
DE Jarrell Herring, N.C. A&T, 6'2", 253
DE Danny Batten, South Dakota St., 6'4", 250
DE Jeremy Maddox, Alabama A&M, 6'0", 244
DE Arthur Moats, James Madison, 6'2", 240
DE Chris Hall, Eastern Kentucky, 6'3", 246
LB/DE Carlton Gillsepie, Cal Poly, 6'1", 235

DE/DT Joe Ma'aseia, Portland State, 6'5", 280
DT Yaki Ibia, Towson, 6'2", 300 (Jr.)
DT Sam Daniels, 6'1", 270, James Madison
DT Adrian Adderly, Wagner, 6'0", 305
DT Derick Steiner, Morehead State, 6'1", 285
DL Larry Hart, Central Arkansas, 6'1", 255

LB Matt Cohen, Lehigh, 6'1", 235
LB Chauncey Mixon, Southern Illinois, 6'1", 221
LB Scott Lewis, St. Francis (PA), 5'11", 205 (Jr.)
LB Nathan Totino, Duquesne, 5'10", 205 (Jr.)
LB Matthew Parker, St. Francis (PA) 6'1", 210 (Jr.)
LB Alexander Henderson, Jacksonville State, 6'1", 217
LB Phil Higgins, Northeasterm, 5'11", 211
LB Wes McDermott, Morehead State, 5'9", 230
LB Josh Mahoney, Northern Iowa, 6'1", 234
LB Chris Costello, Cornell, 6'1", 229
LB Robert Takeno, Southern Utah, 5'11", 222
LB Mark Leggiero, Lafayette, 5'11", 220
LB Erik Pedersen, Portland State, 6'1", 215
LB Justin Brancaccio, Albany, 6'0", 230
LB Josh Jennings, UMass, 6'0", 220
LB Kevin Foley, Marist, 6'2", 235
LB Luke Bonus, Hofstra, 5'10", 205
LB Mark Masterson, Maine, 6'3", 223

S Michael Landers, Robert Morris, 6'1", 210
S Phillip Adams, South Carolina State, 6'1", 185
S Jason Wood, Jacksonville, 5'11", 195
S Andre Isla, Sacred Heart, 6'0", 190
S Ryan Hinds, New Hampshire, 6'1", 190
S Kevin Thornton, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 6'1", 205
S Ray McDonough, Hofstra, 6'0", 184
S Quinton Scott, Indiana State, 5'10", 195
S Ahkiel White, Bucknell, 6'1", 197
S Nate Thellan, Northeastern, 6'2", 201 (Jr.)

CB Chris Wynn, Penn, 5'9", 190
CB Cortez Gilbert, Appalachian State, 5'11", 175
CB Jarard Cribbs, Lehigh, 5'10", 175 (Jr.)
CB Michael Wright, Holy Cross, 5'10", 153
CB Derrick Barker, Harvard, 5'9", 170
CB Anthony Beck, Prairie View A&M, 5'11", 175
CB Kevis Buckley, Austin Peay, 5'10", 185
CB Ced McGowan, Gardner-Webb, 6'0", 193
CB Josh Morris, Weber State, 6'0", 180
CB Eddie Calvin, Southeast Missouri, 6'1", 170
CB Cedric Alvis, Missouri State, 5'8", 165
CB Franci Adjei, Delaware State, 6'2", 175
CB Eugene Clifford, Tennessee State, 6'2", 195 (Jr.)

P Jahmal Blanchard, Hampton
P Pat Dolan, Nichols State (Jr.)
P Trevor Ward, Southern Utah
P Jon Vanderwielen, Idaho State
P Justin Keable, Bethune-Cookman

K Taylor Wilkins, Sam Houston State
K Trevor Scott, Florida A&M (So.)
K Andrew Gardner, Cal Poly
K Brian Pate, William & Mary

PR Marc Mariani, Montana
PR LeRoy Vann, Florida A&M
PR William Osborne, Texas Southern

KR Henry Sailes, Tennessee Tech (Jr.)
KR Marcus Harris, Murray State (Jr.)
KR Aaron Weaver, Hofstra (Jr.)