Athlon Sports 2016 FCS All-America Team

Jacksonville State quarterback Eli Jenkins had nearly 4,000 yards of total offense and accounted for 36 total touchdowns in 2015

The Athlon Sports FCS Preseason All-America team features plenty of high-powered offensive players who will light up scoreboards all season.


But it comes with a defensive unit that the offensive standouts probably wouldn’t want to run into.


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The talent is soaring in the FCS – as evidenced by Carson Wentz leading 20 FCS selections in the NFL Draft this past April – and it’s widespread as well. There are 11 conferences and 21 schools represented on the Athlon preseason team. Not surprisingly, it’s a senior-dominated group.


Five-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State, national runner-up Jacksonville State, Chattanooga, The Citadel, James Madison and New Hampshire have two selections each.


Athlon Sports 2016 FCS All-America Team


  Offense   Defense   Speciailsts
QB Eli Jenkins
Jacksonville State
DE Keionta Davis
K Nick Dorka
William & Mary
RB Chase Edmonds
DE P.J. Hall
Sam Houston State
P Chris Fraser
RB Kade Harrington
DT Isaiah Golden
McNeese State
KR Lorenzo Jerome
Saint Francis
FB Tyler Renew
The Citadel
DT Caleb Kidder
PR Khris Gardin
WR Cooper Kupp
Eastern Washington
LB Andrew Ankrah
James Madison
WR Jake Wienke
South Dakota State
LB Nick DeLuca
North Dakota State
TE Jordan Powell
New Hampshire
LB Christian Kuntz
C Casey Dunn
Jacksonville State
CB Casey DeAndrade
New Hampshire
G Zack Johnson
North Dakota State
CB Dee Delaney
The Citadel
G Corey Levin
S David Jones
T Julie'n Davenport
S Donald Payne
T Mitch Kirsch
James Madison


— Written by Craig Haley, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Haley has covered the FCS level since 1999 and is the national writer for He appears frequently on radio shows and podcasts to discuss everything FCS. Follow him on Twitter @CraigHaley.


(Eli Jenkins photo courtesy of Jacksonville State University Athletic Communications; Keionta Davis photo courtesy of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletic Communications)

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