Six Southland Football Players Named to AFCA FCS All-America Teams

first_img*-2016 All-American Two special teams members from the conference were named to the second team: UIW punter Joe Zema and McNeese placekicker Gunnar Raborn. OffenseWR – Davion Davis, Jr., Sam Houston StateWR – Keelan Doss, Jr., UC-DavisTE – *Dallas Goedert, Sr., South Dakota StateOL – John Cook, Jr., Central ArkansasOL – Brandon Parker, RSr., North Carolina A&TOL – Matthew Schmidt, Sr., FurmanOL – Austin Kuhnert, Sr., North Dakota StateOL – Timon Parris, Sr., Stony BrookQB – *Jeremiah Briscoe, Sr., Sam Houston StateRB – Dominick Bragalone, Jr., LehighRB – Josh Mack, So., Maine 2017 AFCA Football Championship Subdivision Coaches’ All-America Team – First Team The Southland Conference is tied for second with the Southern Conference with six total league picks, behind only the Missouri Valley Football Conference which earned eight. Briscoe and Hall are now just the second duo of teammates to be named to the AFCA All-America teams in consecutive seasons. 2017 AFCA Football Championship Subdivision Coaches’ All-America Team – Second Team OffenseWR – Kelvin McKnight, Jr., SamfordWR – Jake Wieneke, Sr., South Dakota StateTE – Andrew Vollert, Sr., Weber StateOL – Justin Lea, Sr., Jacksonville StateOL – Gerald Wright, Sr., HowardOL – Trenton Scott, RSr., Grambling StateOL – *Daniel Cooney, RJr., San DiegoOL – Aaron Stinnie, RSr., James MadisonQB – Devlin Hodges, Jr., SamfordRB – Roc Thomas, Sr., Jacksonville StateRB – De’Lance Turner, Sr., Alcorn State AFCA ReleaseFRISCO, Texas – The American Football Coaches Association announced its 2017 FCS All-America Teams on Wednesday, with six representatives from Southland Conference programs.center_img The Southland Offensive Lineman of the Year John Cook of Central Arkansas was also named to the first team. SpecialistsP – Joe Zema, Gr., UIW PK – Gunnar Raborn, Jr., McNeese AP – Pete Guerriero, RFr., Monmouth DefenseDL – Jonathan Petersen, RSr., San DiegoDL – Darryl Johnson, RSo., North Carolina A&TDL – Dalton Keene, Sr., Illinois StateDL – Anthony Ellis, Sr., Charleston SouthernLB – LeGrand Toia, Jr., Weber StateLB – Matthew Oplinger, Sr., YaleLB – Christian Rozeboom, So., South Dakota StateDB – *Mike Basile, Sr., MonmouthDB – Taron Johnson, Sr., Weber StateDB – Marvin Tillman, Jr., Western CarolinaDB – Danny Johnson, Sr., Southern A total of six league players were named between the first and second teams, led by Sam Houston State’s first team trio of quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe, wide receiver Davion Davis and defensive lineman P.J. Hall. Briscoe and Hall are repeat honorees, having been named to the AFCA All-America Team in 2016. DefenseDL – *P.J. Hall, Sr., Sam Houston StateDL – *Darius Jackson, RSr., Jacksonville StateDL – Ahmad Gooden, Jr., SamfordDL – Andrew Ankrah, RSr., James MadisonLB – Brett Taylor, Sr., Western IllinoisLB – Bryson Armstrong, RFr., Kennesaw StateLB – *Darius Leonard, RSr., South Carolina StateDB – Siran Neal, RSr., Jacksonville StateDB – *Tre Dempsey, Sr., North Dakota StateDB – Davontae Harris, Sr., Illinois StateDB – Rashad Robinson, Jr., James Madison SpecialistsP – Keith Wrzuszczak, Sr., Eastern KentuckyPK – Justin Thompson, Jr., Kennesaw StateAP – *Detrez Newsome, Sr., Western Carolinalast_img read more