Athlon Sports 2017 Postseason FCS All-America Team

National finalists James Madison, North Dakota State gain three selections each

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


  Offense   Defense   Speciailsts
QB Jeremiah Briscoe
Sam Houston State
DE Andrew Ankrah
James Madison 
K Lorran Fonseca
QB Chris Streveler
South Dakota 
DE Darius Jackson
Jacksonville State 
P Joe Zema 
Incarnate Word 
RB Dom Bragalone
DT Andrew Clyde
KR Juwan Petit-Frere
Southeastern Louisiana 
RB Josh Mack
DT Dalton Keene
Illinois State 
PR Justice Shelton-Mosley 
FB Cal Daniels
Stony Brook 
LB Nick DeLuca
North Dakotai State 
LS James Fisher
North Dakota State 
WR Keelan Doss
UC Davis 
LB Darius Leonard
South Carolina State 
AP Detrez Newsome
Western Carolina 
WR Justin Watson
LB Brett Taylor
Western Illinois 
TE Dallas Goedert
South Dakota State 
CB Davontae Harris
Illinois State
C Jacob Ohnesorge
South Dakota State 
CB Taron Johnson
Weber State 
G Austin Kuhnert
North Dakota State 
S Mike Basile
G Skyler Phillips
Idaho State 
S Raven Greene
James Madison
T Brandon Parker

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 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)

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

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