Athlon Sports 2017 Preseason FCS All-America Team

Reigning Walter Payton Award recipient Jeremiah Briscoe headlines a senior-laden All-America team

College basketball has its fabulous freshmen and super sophomores, but successful college football teams prefer to lean on the more experienced players.

 

All but four of the 27 players on the Athlon Sports FCS Preseason All-America team are seniors. Three of the exceptions are juniors.

 

The talent in the FCS is widespread as 19 schools and 10 conferences make the All-America team. Jacksonville State and South Dakota State lead the way with three selections each.

 

Athlon Sports' 2017 Preseason FCS All-America Team

 

  Offense   Defense   Speciailsts
QB Jeremiah Briscoe
Sam Houston State
DL

Pat Afriyie

Colgate 
K Lane Clark
Tennessee State  
RB Chase Edmonds
Fordham
DL Anthony Ellis
Charleston Southern 
P Ian Berryman
Western Carolina 
RB

Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks

Albany 
DL P.J. Hall
Sam Houston State 
KR

John Santiago

North Dakota
FB

Joe Protheroe

Cal Poly 
DL Darius Jackson
Jacksonville State
PR Khris Gardin
NC A&T
WR Justin Watson
Penn 
LB Nick DeLuca
North Dakota State
   
WR Jake Wieneke
South Dakota State
LB Darius Leonard
South Carolina State
   
TE

Dallas Goedert

South Dakota State
LB Brett Taylor
Western Illinois
   
OL Jacob Ohnesorge
South Dakota State
DB Marlon Bridges
Jacksonville State 
   
OL Justin Lea
Jacksonville State
DB Tre Dempsey
North Dakota State 
   
OL Brandon Parker
NC A&T 
DB Cole Reyes
North Dakota 
   
OL

Timon Parris

Stony Brook 
DB Rob Rolle
Villanova 
   
OL

Aaron Stinnie

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.

 

(Jeremiah Briscoe photo courtesy of Sam Houston State Athletics; Darius Jackson photo courtesy of Jacksonville State University Athletic Communications)

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 12:36

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