2021 AP FCS All-America team

The 2021 Associated Press FCS All-America team presented by Regions Bank.

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback – Cole Kelley, senior, Southeastern Louisiana.

Running backs – Quay Holmes, senior, East Tennessee State; Pierre Strong, senior, South Dakota State.

Offensive linemen – Trevor Penning, junior, Northern Iowa; P.J. Burkhalter, senior, Nicholls State; Cordell Volson, senior, North Dakota State; Lewis Kidd, senior, Montana State; Braxton Jones, senior, Southern Utah.

Tight end – Kemari Averett, senior, Bethune-Cookman.

Receivers – Xavier Gipson, junior, Stephen F. Austin; BJ Byrd, senior, Morehead State; Jalyn Witcher, freshman, Presbyterian.

All-purpose player – Montrell Washington, senior, Samford.

Kicker – Ethan Ratke, senior, James Madison.

DEFENSE

Linemen – Nate Lynn, senior, William & Mary; Vaughn Taylor, senior, Morehead State; Jared Brinkman, senior, Northern Iowa; Isaiah Chambers, senior, McNeese State.

Linebackers – Troy Andersen, senior, Montana State; Isaiah Land, junior, Florida A&M; Forrest Rhyne, senior, Villanova.

Defensive backs – Justin Ford, senior, Montana; Christian Benford, senior, Villanova; Darius Joiner, senior, Western Illinois; Johnathan Edwards, senior, Austin Peay; Decobie Durant, senior, South Carolina State.

Punter – Brian Buschini, sophomore, Montana.

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback – Eric Barriere, senior, Eastern Washington.

Running backs – Geno Hess, senior, SE Missouri State; Isaiah Ifanse, junior, Montana State.

Offensive linemen – Cody Mauch, senior, North Dakota State; Michael Corbi, senior, Villanova; Matt Waletzko, senior, North Dakota; ZeVeyon Furcron, senior, Southern Illinois; Justin Redd, senior, Norfolk State.

Tight end – Tucker Kraft, sophomore, South Dakota State.

Receivers – Taylor Grimes, senior, Incarnate Word; Tyler Hudson, junior, Central Arkansas; Christian Watson, senior, North Dakota State.

All-purpose player – Jacob Saylors, senior, East Tennessee State.

Kicker – Jose Pizano, sophomore, Missouri State.

DEFENSE

Linemen – Jahari Kay, senior, Sam Houston State; Devonnsha Maxwell, junior, Chattanooga; Josiah Silver, freshman, New Hampshire; Bryce Carter, senior, James Madison.

Linebackers – Patrick O’Connell, junior, Montana; Jacob Dobbs, junior, Holy Cross; James Houston, senior, Jackson State.

Defensive backs – Jordan Jones, junior, Rhode Island; Koby Perry, senior, Austin Peay; Brandon Dowdell, senior, Chattanooga; Devin Hafford, senior, Tarleton State; Montrae Braswell, sophomore, Missouri State.

Punter – Daniel Whelan, senior, UC Davis.

THIRD TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback – Cole Johnson, senior, James Madison.

Running backs – Ramon Jefferson, junior, Sam Houston State; Jaleel McLaughlin, junior, Youngstown State.

Offensive linemen – Tre’Mond Shorts, senior, East Tennessee State; Colby Thomas, senior, Sam Houston State; Jaylin Hendrix, senior, Central Arkansas; Cole Strange, senior, Chattanooga; Jake Guidone, senior, Dartmouth.

Tight end – Ryan Miller, senior, Furman.

Receivers – Dai’Jean Dixon, senior, Nicholls State; Dennis Houston, senior, Western Illinois; Caleb Snead, senior, Campbell.

All-purpose player – Xavier Shepherd, sophomore, Kennesaw State.

Kicker – Chris Campos, redshirt freshman, Stephen F. Austin.

DEFENSE

Linemen – Brayden Thomas, senior, North Dakota State; Clay Patterson, sophomore, Yale; Brevin Allen, senior, Campbell; Josiah Erickson, senior, Sacramento State.

Linebackers – Kelechi Anyalebechi, senior, Incarnate Word; Matt Shotwell, senior, Cal Poly; David Hoage, sophomore, Northern Colorado.

Defensive backs – Markquese Bell, senior, Florida A&M; Zy Alexander, sophomore, Southeastern Louisiana; Zyon McCollum, senior, Sam Houston State; Clayborne Fields III, junior, Marist; Greg Ross, senior, James Madison.

Punter – Grant Burkett, sophomore, Missouri State.

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