Hampton, VA — The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) in conjunction with its Football Coaches Association has announced the 2015 Predicted Order of Finish and the preseason all-conference team. The announcement was made during the annual football media day held in Durham, North Carolina.

Winston-Salem State University has been selected the front runner for the upcoming season. The Rams finished 9-2 overall last season with a 7-0 conference record. The defending CIAA Champions Virginia State University, under first-year head coach Byron Thweatt, was selected to finish second. The Trojans advanced to the second round of the NCAA DII playoffs with a 10-3 overall record.

In addition to the predicted order, the Preseason All-CIAA was also announced during the event. 2014 CIAA Offensive Player of the Year Jalen Hendricks (Livingstone) will highlight the preseason team. Twelve of the honorees named were members of the 2014 All-CIAA Team.

The predicted order and preseason team was announced as follows:

1st – Winston-Salem State University

2nd – Virginia State University

3rd – Virginia Union University

4th – Fayetteville State University

5th – Bowie State University

6th – Elizabeth City State University

7th – Livingstone College

8th – Shaw University

9th – Chowan University

10th – Johnson C. Smith University

11th – Saint Augustine’s University

12th – The Lincoln University

2015 Preseason All-CIAA Football Team


TE #85 AJ Mundle ECSU 6-1 230 Sr. Fremont, NC
OL #60 Addison Hayes* VUU 6-2 314 Sr. Savannah, GA
OL #75 Jhamil Haley VSU 6-3 280 Jr. Portsmouth, VA
OL #62 Jac’que Polite WSSU 6-5 300 Jr. Ridgeland, SC
OL #75 Justin Nester BSU 6-3 276 Jr. Dayton, MD
OL #72 Kristjan Brown FSU 6-3 300 So. Charlotte, NC
WR #14 Jalen Hendricks* LC 6-2 205 Sr. Nashville, NC
WR #80 Jaivon Smallwood* VSU 6-2 175 Sr. Virginia Beach, VA
QB #2 Drew Powell* LC 6-3 225 Sr. Upper Marlboro, MD
RB #24 Roderick Davenport II* SAU 6-1 200 Sr. Orangeburg, SC
RB #28 Kavon Bellamy* VSU 5-10 205 Jr. Hampton, VA
PK #47 William Johnson WSSU 5-11 175 Jr. High Point, NC
KR #2 Antonio Huff ECSU 5-9 160 Sr. Washington, DC


DL #10 Anthony McDaniel* BSU 6-1 275 Sr. Ft. Washington, MD
DL #40 Michael Bloomfield WSSU 6-3 245 Sr. Jacksonville, NC
DL #56 Ray Prosise VSU 6-0 290 Sr. Petersburg, VA
DL #72 Kemaree Alcorn CU 6-5 260 So. Virginia Beach, VA
LB #50 Austin Jacques* JCSU 6-1 210 Sr. Springdale, MD
LB #2 Joseph Blanks VUU 6-1 240 Sr. Pembroke, NC
LB #14 Brandon Lynch VSU 6-1 200 So. Norfolk, VA
DB #7 Curtis Pumphrey* BSU 5-8 158 Sr. Laurel, MD
DB #5 Darion Thomas* VSU 6-0 160 Sr. Virginia Beach, VA
DB #1 Brion Robinson* TLU 5-9 200 Sr. Silver Spring, MD
DB #21 Rodeshawn Joseph VUU 6-1 185 Sr. Pompano Beach, FL
P #57 Christopher Palmer* BSU 6-2 274 Sr. St. Mary’s, MD
PR #2 Antonio Huff ECSU 5-9 160 Sr. Washington, DC

* = 2014 All-CIAA Team Members



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