Not surprisingly, national finalists James Madison and North Dakota State lead the way with three selections each on the Athlon Sports FCS Postseason All-America Team.
From James Madison, the 2016 champ who is seeking back-to-back titles, there’s left tackle Aaron Stinnie, defensive end Andrew Ankrah and safety Raven Greene. North Dakota State, the five-time champ from 2011-15, boasts offensive guard Austin Kuhnert, linebacker Nick DeLuca (above, right) and long snapper James Fisher. Their teams are set to meet in a titanic showdown for the FCS championship Jan. 6 in Frisco, Texas.
The All-America team reflects the widespread talent level across the FCS. Ten conferences and 24 schools are represented on the 30-player team.
Athlon Sports 2017 FCS Postseason All-America Team
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.
(Andrew Ankrah photo courtesy of James Madison Athletics; Nick DeLuca photo courtesy of North Dakota State Athletics)