Mellor And Canady Named To NAIA All-Independent Team

BUENA VISTA, Va. - Senior linebacker, Matt Mellor, and junior fullback, Thomas Canady, have been named to the 2010 NAIA All-Independent First-Team. The team is voted on by coaches from the Independent conference of the NAIA.

Mellor's award makes it two consecutive years with him earning the award, after he was named to the first team last year. The senior finished with 82-tackles, and broke the all-time tackles record at SVU, along with several punting records for the Knights. Mellor was on the pre-season all-independent first team, and played a solid senior leading to the award.

Canady, also had been named to the pre-season team, and put forth a strong junior season to make the team. Canady was relied on from the fullback spot to create holes for the SVU running game. Canady helped an SVU offense that accumulated over 2500-yards, and also won the second most games in a season in program history.

The two players were not the only ones to receive recognition for SVU. Jacob Lee, Brick Wilce and Tommy Davidson were named to the NAIA All-Independent Second-Team. Lee, a sophomore from Mount Olive, N.C. was a towering figure for the Knights on the offensive line, as he helped the offense click.

Wilce had a breakout season for the Knights, as he led the team in receptions, as well as touchdown receptions with eight. Wilce had been named NAIA Independent Freshman of the Week earlier in the season, and he became a favorite target in the passing game.

Davidson played a close second to Mellor in the tackling game. The junior linebacker had the second highest total of tackles for the season, and made a dent on offenses as he placed second in tackles for loss.

The full list of the teams is provided below:

 

2010 NAIA Football All-Independent First Team

 

^signifies 2009 postseason NAIA All-Independent selection

#signifies 2010 preseason NAIA All-Independent selection

Position   Player                              Year            School                                      Hometown                   

QB          John van den Raadt        Junior           Azusa Pacific Univ.                   Mira Loma, Calif.

RB           Payton Bell                    Senior          Menlo Coll.                               Woodinville, Wash.

RB           Johnell Murphy           Sophomore      Azusa Pacific Univ.                   Elk Grove, Calif.

FB           # Thomas Canady           Junior           Southern Virginia Univ.              Bedford, Va.

OL           Joe Bolgnesi                  Junior           Azusa Pacific Univ.                   Riverside, Calif.

OL           # Ryan Goldman             Senior          Webber International Univ.         Sunrise, Fla.

OL           Kamalu Kaina                 Junior           Menlo Coll.                               Lahaina, Hawai'i

OL           # John Roy                    Senior          Southern Oregon Univ.              Corvallis, Ore.

OL           # Derek Short                 Junior           Southern Oregon Univ.              Hughson, Calif.

WR          ^# Vance Beach              Senior          Southern Oregon Univ.              Mesa, Ariz.

WR          Quentin Edelman            Junior           Peru State Coll.                         Sabetha, Kan.

WR          Derrick Paster            Sophomore      Notre Dame Coll.                       Berea, Ohio

TE           Devin Young                Freshman        Menlo Coll.                               Elk Grove, Calif.

 

DL           Bob Hansen               Sophomore      Notre Dame Coll.                       Berea, Ohio

DL           # Jake Jones                  Junior           Azusa Pacific Univ.                   Imperial, Calif.

DL           Jarrod Moroni                 Senior          Southern Oregon Univ.              Eugene, Ore.

DL           Chris Tosello                  Junior           Menlo Coll.                               La Cañada, Calif.

LB           ^# Beau Barnes              Senior          Webber International Univ.         Zephyrhills, Fla.

LB           Yannick Brown               Senior          Webber International Univ.         Lake City, Fla.

LB           ^# Matt Mellor                 Senior          Southern Virginia Univ.              Colfax, Wash.

LB           Jake Mertens                  Junior           Peru State Coll.                         Hastings, Neb.

DB          #Beau Bussani                Junior           Menlo Coll.                               Rocklin, Calif.

DB          ^# Ricky Carlson             Junior           Webber International Univ.         Inverness, Fla.

DB          John Hyde                 Sophomore      Notre Dame Coll.                       Massillon, Ohio

DB          Deivon Tate                    Senior          Webber International Univ.         Miami, Fla.

 

PK           Mason Prater              Sophomore      Webber International Univ.         Fort Myers, Fla.

P             ^# Adam Riley                Junior           Webber International Univ.         Orlando, Fla.

KR           ^# Vance Beach              Senior          Southern Oregon Univ.              Mesa, Ariz.

PR           Deonte Fielder            Sophomore      Webber International Univ.         Haines City, Fla.

 

 

2010 NAIA Football All-Independent Second Team

 

^signifies 2009 postseason NAIA All-Independent selection

#signifies 2010 preseason NAIA All-Independent selection

Position   Player                              Year            School                                      Hometown                   

QB          Torrance Moise           Sophomore      Webber International Univ.         Miami, Fla.

RB           # Taylor Atwood             Senior          Webber International Univ.         Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

RB           Pedro Powell               Freshman        Notre Dame Coll.                       Liberty, Ohio

RB-Flex*  ^# Brandon Baldwin        Junior           Southern Oregon Univ.              Palo Cedro, Calif.

OL           Kris Gluppe                    Junior           Simon Fraser Univ.                    Mission, B.C.

OL           Jacob Lee                      Senior          Southern Virginia Univ.              Mount Olive, N.C.

OL           Lance Meyer                   Senior          Peru State Coll.                         Johnson, Neb.

OL           Graham Paterson        Sophomore      Azusa Pacific Univ.                   Cupertino, Calif.

OL           Tim Taylor                      Junior           Azusa Pacific Univ.                   Yorba Linda, Calif.

WR          Danny Keenan                Senior          Southern Oregon Univ.              Pacifica, Calif.

WR          Aaron Wall                     Senior          Azusa Pacific Univ.                   Harvey, La.

WR          Brick Wilce                  Freshman        Southern Virginia Univ.              Willow Springs, Mo.

TE           Josh Anderson               Senior          Azusa Pacific Univ.                   Larkspur, Calif.

 

DL           Juwuan Brown            Sophomore      Southern Oregon Univ.              Long Beach, Calif.

DL           Quentin Coatney             Senior          Peru State Coll.                         Peru, Neb.

DL           Kenneth Parker               Junior           Azusa Pacific Univ.                   Long Beach, Calif.

DL           ^# Denton Thompson      Senior          Edward Waters Coll.                  Miami, Fla.

LB           ^# Tommy Davidson       Junior           Southern Virginia Univ.              Paradise, Calif.

LB           Sam Latham                   Senior          Southern Oregon Univ.              Murrieta, Calif.

LB           R.J. Rivera                     Senior          Menlo Coll.                               Sunnyvale, Calif.

LB           ^# Jay York                    Senior          Azusa Pacific Univ.                   Katy, Texas

DB          Randy Fesser                 Senior          Southern Oregon Univ.              Portland, Ore.

DB          Sylvester Flowers       Sophomore      Notre Dame Coll.                       Coral Springs, Fla.

DB          Bo Grunder                  Freshman        Notre Dame Coll.                       Massillon, Ohio

DB          ^# Fred Whitted Jr.         Senior          Peru State Coll.                         St. Louis, Mo.

 

PK           ^# Tyler Crowley              Junior           Southern Oregon Univ.              Palo Cedro, Calif.

P             ^# Tyler Crowley              Junior           Southern Oregon Univ.              Palo Cedro, Calif.

KR           ^ Jonathan Johnson        Senior          Edward Waters Coll.                  Miami, Fla.

PR           James Wheeler               Senior          Southern Oregon Univ.              Los Angeles, Calif.

 

*RB-Flex – in place of second-team fullback (only 1 fullback nominee)