Defending national champion and top-ranked James Madison placed three players on The Associated Press FCS All-America first team, more than any other school. The team, chosen by a panel of 10 media members who cover…
Defending national champion and top-ranked James Madison placed three players on The Associated Press FCS All-America first team, more than any other school.
The team, chosen by a panel of 10 media members who cover the second tier of Division I football, was released Tuesday.
James Madison was represented by offensive lineman Aaron Stinnie, defensive lineman Andrew Ankrah and defensive back Jordan Brown. The Dukes play South Dakota State in the FCS semifinals on Saturday.
South Dakota quarterback Chris Streveler and UC Davis receiver Keelan Doss, two of the three finalists for the Walter Payton Award that goes to the best offensive player in FCS, were also selected as All-Americans. The other finalist, Sam Houston quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe, was selected to the second team. Briscoe won the Payton last year.
South Dakota placed offensive lineman Jacob Ohnesorge and tight end Dallas Goedert on the first team. Goedert is an All-American for the second straight season.
The other FCS semifinal features North Dakota State and Sam Houston State, both of which had two FCS All-Americans.
North Dakota was represented on the first team by linebacker Nick DeLuca and offensive lineman Austin Kuhnert. Sam Houston had receiver Davion Davis and defensive lineman P.J. Hall on the first team.
Hall is also an All-American for the second straight year along with linebacker Darius Leonard of South Carolina State.
The 2017 Associated Press FCS All-America team:
Quarterback — Chris Streveler, senior, South Dakota.