Athlon Sports 2016 Postseason FCS All-America Team

Eastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp headlines the NFL-bound talent spread across the FCS

If you haven’t seen the seniors on the Athlon Sports FCS Postseason All-America Team on Saturdays, you might catch them on Sundays next season.


It would all start with Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp, who could have been drafted last spring, but returned for his senior season and wound up finishing his career with 428 receptions, 6,464 receiving yards and 73 touchdown catches – all Division I records.


The FCS is often good at producing NFL-bound players along the offensive line and at defensive end/outside linebacker, so keep an eye on offensive tackles Julie’n Davenport of Bucknell and Jessamen Dunker of Tennessee State as well as Northern Iowa defensive end Karter Schult, who won the 2016 Buck Buchanan Award, and Missouri State outside linebacker Dylan Cole.


The All-America team suggests how much the talent level is widespread across the FCS. Sam Houston State is the only team with two selections as the 29-player team features 28 different schools from 11 different conferences.


Athlon Sports 2016 FCS Postseason All-America Team


  Offense   Defense   Speciailsts
QB Jeremiah Briscoe
Sam Houston State
DE P.J. Hall
Sam Houston State 
K David Marvin
RB Chase Edmonds
DE Karter Schult
Northern Iowa 
P Miles Bergner
South Dakota 
RB Tarik Cohen
North Carolina A&T 
DT Winston Craig
KR Darius Hammond
Charleston Southern 
FB Joe Protheroe
Cal Poly 
DT Patrick Ricard
PR Rashard Davis 
James Madison 
WR Cooper Kupp
Eastern Washington
LB Dylan Cole
Missouri State 
LS Joshua Appel
Indiana State 
WR Karel Hamilton
LB Folarin Orimolade
AP John Lovett
TE Dallas Goedert
South Dakota State 
LB Brett Taylor
Western Illinois 
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 Lorenzo Jerome
Saint Francis  
T Julie'n Davenport
S Cole Reyes
North Dakota 
T Jessamen Dunker
Tennessee State 


— 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.


(Cooper Kupp photo courtesy of Eastern Washington University Athletics)

Event Date: 
Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 17:18

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