Taylor named to Honorable Mention All-America team

Taylor named to Honorable Mention All-America team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Texas A&M-Commerce quarterback Luis Perez and Slippery Rock defensive lineman Marcus Martin highlight the 2017 D2Football.com All-America team.  Perez, the Harlon Hill Trophy winner, was named the Offensive Player of the Year while Martin, the Gene Upshaw Award winner, was named the Defensive Player of the Year.  For leading West Florida to the national championship game in only its second year of existance, Pete Schinnick was named the Coach of the Year.

Quarterfinalist West Alabama leads the way with the most selections - five.  CSU-Pueblo, Shepherd, Minnesota State, and Central Washington each had four players selected to the team.  A total of 62 programs had at least one player selected to the team.

As has been the case since its inception, the D2Football.com All-America team highlights the best 100 players to play in 2017.  The team represents the top .5% of Division II athletes.

 

 

2017 D2Football.com All-America Team

D2Football.com Individual Award Winners

Offensive
Player of the Year

 

Defensive
Player of the Year

 

Coach of the Year

Luis Perez
Texas A&M-Commerce

 

Marcus Martin
Slippery Rock  

 

Pete Schinnick
West Florida

 

 

First Team

       

QB

Luis Perez

6-3, 220, Sr.

Texas A&M-Commerce

RB

Marc Jones

5-11, 225, Jr.

Gannon

RB

Trent Cannon

5-11, 175, Sr.

Virginia State

WR

Marcus Johnson

6-2, 190, Sr.

Slippery Rock

WR

J.T. Luper

5-9, 175, Sr.

Central Oklahoma

TE

Nick Keizer

6-5, 255, Sr.

Grand Valley

OL

Alex Cappa

6-7, 305, Sr.

Humboldt State

OL

Jared Machorro 

6-7, 280, Sr. 

Texas A&M-Commerce

OL

Desmond Harrison

6-7, 288, Sr.

West Georgia

OL

Lavonte Hights 

6-4, 300, Sr. 

Shepherd

OL

Ty McCulley

6-5, 308, Sr.

CSU-Pueblo

       

DL

Marcus Martin

6-3, 245, Sr.

Slippery Rock

DL

Nathan Shepherd

6-5, 300, Sr.

Fort Hays

DL

Zach Sieler 

6-6, 275, Jr.

Ferris State

DL

Evan Perrizo

6-5, 275, Sr.

Minnesota State

LB

Dennis Gardeck

6-0, 205, Sr.

Sioux Falls

LB

Kevin Haynes 

6-1, 228, Sr. 

Central Washington

LB

Kyle Kitchens

6-2, 205, Sr.

Catawba

DB

Darius Williams

6-0, 180, Jr.

CSU-Pueblo

DB

Andrew Spencer

6-1, 210, Sr.

Winona State

DB

Marcus Jones

6-0, 178, Sr

Northwest Missouri

DB

Max Redfield

6-1, 205, Sr.

IUP

       

K

Cole Tracy

5-11, 190, Sr.

Assumption

P

Garrett Lee

6-1, 185, Sr.

Concord

AP

Paul Revis

5-8, 155, Sr.

Western Oregon

       

Second Team

       

QB

Connor Jessop

6-5, 220, Sr.

Shepherd

RB

Kamal Cass

5-11, 189, Sr.

Eastern New Mexico

RB

Ja'Quan Gardner 

5-7, 205, Sr.

Humboldt State

WR

Weston Carr

6-2, 200, So.

Azusa Pacific

WR

Jalen Tolliver

6-3, 210, Sr.

Arkansas-Monticello

TE

Seth Hebert

6-4, 225, Jr.

Central Missouri

OL

Corbin Feenstra

6-3, 287, Sr.

CSU-Pueblo

OL

Austin Fleer

6-8, 300, Sr.

Colorado Mesa

OL

Harley Vaughn

6-4, 293, Sr

West Georgia

OL

Ruben Holcomb

6-4, 317, Sr.

Indianapolis

OL

Andrew Alten

6-2, 308, Sr.

Findlay

       

DL

Myles Humphrey

6-3, 236, Sr.

Shepherd

DL

Blake Nelson

5-11, 230, Sr.

Colorado Mesa

DL

James Prater

6-1, 253, Jr.

Ashland

DL

Markus Jones

6-3, 255, Jr.

Angelo State

LB

Brandon Payer

6-4, 248, Jr.

CSU-Pueblo

LB

Luke Hrapchak

6-2, 240, Sr.

California

LB

Osband Thompson 

6-0, 194, Sr. 

Tuskegee

DB

Tavierre Thomas 

5-11, 195, Sr. 

Ferris State

DB

Chris Johnson

6-3, 200, Jr.

North Alabama

DB

Yusef Sterling-Lowe

6-2, 170, Sr.

Texas A&M-Commerce

DB

Andrew Benson

6-2, 205, Sr.

Assumption

       

K

Casey Bednarski

6-1, 230, Jr.

Minnesota State

P

Justin Marcha

6-1, 200, Sr.

Emporia State

AP

Deonte Harris

5-6, 170, Jr.

Assumption

       

Honorable Mention

       

QB

Amir Hall

6-4, 180, Jr.

Bowie State

QB

Travis Tarnowski

5-11, 218, Sr.

Ashland

QB

Harry Satterwhite

6-1, 182, Jr.

West Alabama

QB

Brook Bolles

6-3, 190, Jr.

Central Missouri

QB

Grant Russell

6-4, 225, Sr.

Ohio Dominican

QB

Barrett Renner 

6-3, 206, Jr.

Southern Arkansas

RB

Chris Robinson 

5-9, 196, Sr. 

Delta State

RB

Cameron Mayberry

5-11, 200, So.

Colorado Mines

RB

Walter Fletcher

5-10, 191, So.

Edinboro

RB

Nate Gunn

6-2, 215, So.

Minnesota State

RB

Deshawn Jones

5-9, 185, So.

Missouri S&T

WR

Jordan Thomas

6-0, 165, Sr.

Texas A&M-Kingsville

WR

Shane Zylstra

6-4, 215, So.

Minnesota State

WR

Keshaun Taylor

6-1, 180, Sr.

Mars Hill

WR

Donta Armstrong 

5-10, 151, Sr. 

West Alabama

TE

Tanner Hudson

6-5, 239, Sr.

Southern Arkansas

TE

D.J. Cornish

6-2, 260, So.

Shepherd

TE

Kyle Self

6-5, 229, Sr.

Central Washington

OL

Travis Talley

6-3, 285, Sr.

Fort Hays

OL

Dontavius Blair

6-7, 294, Sr.

West Alabama

OL

Sam Lee

6-5, 300, Sr.

Augustana

OL

Jake Krause

6-3, 293, Sr.

Bemidji State

OL

Joseph Lacey

6-6, 328, Sr.

LIU-Post

OL

Gavin De Los Santos 

6-3, 285, Sr.

Harding

OL

Victor Tamba

6-5, 335, Sr.

Bowie State

OL

Islam Sbeih

6-1, 298, Sr.

Midwestern State

OL

Ian Park

6-4, 315, Sr.

Slippery Rock

OL

Dominic Giunta

6-3, 284, Sr.

Ashland

OL

Taylor Nikithser

6-4, 300, Sr.

California

OL

Daniel Owens

6-3, 300, Sr.

Wingate

       

DL

John Williamson

6-3, 240, Jr.

West Florida

DL

Adonis Davis

6-3, 257, Jr.

Florida Tech

DL

Bo Banner

6-2, 241, Sr.

Central Washington

DL

Davondrick Lison

6-3, 225, Jr.

Southern Arkansas

LB

Terry Samuel

6-2, 193, Jr.

West Alabama

LB

Kirby Hora

6-2, 216, Jr.

Augustana

LB

Jalen Nelson

6-2, 230, Jr.

Charleston

LB

Austin Weltha

5-10, 220, Sr.

McKendree

LB

Tyler Morrissey

6-3, 256, Jr.

West Chester

DB

D.J. Olmstead

5-11, 185, Sr.

Washburn

DB

Sterling Hammond

6-1, 210, So.

Virginia Union

DB

Tevin Madison

5-10, 168, Sr.

West Alabama

DB

Marvin Conley

5-10, 190, Jr.

West Florida

DB

Tyler Hasty

6-0, 190, Jr.

Central Washington

DB

Glenn Harris

6-1, 180, Sr.

Wayne State (Neb.)

DB

Cua' Rose

5-10, 183, Jr.

Arkansas Tech

       

P

Cody Mikell

6-0, 215, Sr.

Henderson State

AP

Drew Harris

5-10, 185, Jr.

Ouachita Baptist

AP

Devontae Jackson

5-8, 171, Jr.

West Georgia

AP

B.J. Muckelvene

5-10, 170, So.

Wingate

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