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Athlon Sports 2016 FCS All-America Team

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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
Chattanooga

K

Nick Dorka
William & Mary

RB

Chase Edmonds
Fordham

DE

P.J. Hall
Sam Houston State

P

Chris Fraser
Cornell

RB

Kade Harrington
Lamar

DT

Isaiah Golden
McNeese State

KR

Lorenzo Jerome
Saint Francis

FB

Tyler Renew
The Citadel

DT

Caleb Kidder
Montana

PR

Khris Gardin
NC A&T

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
Duquesne

 

 

C

Casey Dunn
Jacksonville State

CB

Casey DeAndrade
New Hampshire

 

 

G

Zack Johnson
North Dakota State

CB

Dee Delaney
The Citadel

 

 

G

Corey Levin
Chattanooga

S

David Jones
Richmond 

 

 

T

Julie'n Davenport
Bucknell

S

Donald Payne
Stetson

 

 

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 www.fcs.football. 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)