Defensive back/quarterback DeAndre Presley and running back Travaris Cadet of Appalachian State University have been selected to play in the Florida All-Star Game at
Florida Atlantic University in Boca Rotan, FL., on Saturday
Presley will play for the North All-Stars and legendary coach Bobby Bowden; Cadet, an all-purpose player in his own right for the Mountaineers, will play for the South All-Stars, which will be coached by Howard Schnellenberger.
Presley finished third in the Walter Payton Award balloting his junior year in 2010. As ASU's starting quarterback, Presley racked up 3,670 yards offensively and he was responsible for 35 touchdowns. This season, Presley, who began the year as the Mountaineers starting quarterback, suffered a shoulder injury and lost his spot to red-shirt sophomore Jamal Jackson.
But upon his return, Presley played a number of positions, from running back, to wide receiver, he returned kicks and he even played defensive back. Presley ran for 163 yards and four touchdowns; he passed for 812 yards and four TDs; he caught five passes for 66 yards; and he returned nine kick-offs for a 23 yard average. Defensively, he made 17 tackles, 1.5 tackles-for-loss, he broke up two passes and he forced two fumbles.
Cadet, who transferred in from Pearl River Community College in 2009, played in 14 games for the Mountaineers that season. As a junior, Cadet played in 13 games, he ran for 671 yards (an average of 5.8 yards a carry) and six touchdowns. He was also ranked third in the Southern Conference in kick-off returns (23-yard average) that season.
Last fall as a senior, Cadet ran for 671 yards and six touchdowns; he caught 34 passes for 333 yards and a score; he averaged more than 24 yards on kick-off returns; he was third in all-purpose yards and tenth in rushing in the SoCon.
The Florida All-Star Game will be played Saturday at 8 p.m. The game will be televised by Fox College Sports.
Photo Courtesy: Travaris Cadet, ASU Athletics