Rucker named to CFAY Division II Preseason Starting Lineup

Rucker named to CFAY Division II Preseason Starting Lineup

PLANO, Texas - Ferris State quarterback Jayru Campbell, the reigning Harlon Hill Trophy winner, leads the 2019 College Football America Yearbook Division II Preseason Starting Lineup, CFAY's version of an All-America team.

Campbell, who led the Bulldogs to the Division II National Championship Game before losing to Valdosta State, returns after throwing for 2,931 yards and 27 touchdowns, and rushing for 1,460 yards and 21 more touchdowns last season.

One of Ferris State's top defensive players, LB Sam Heyboer, also made the preseason team.

Three other teams scored multiple selections — Notre Dame (OH), Lenoir-Rhyne and California (PA).

Adonis Sealey, a lineman for defending champion Valdosta State, also made the cut.

Returning AFCA First-Team All-Americans from 2018 include: Campbell, RB Jaleel McLaughlin (Notre Dame, OH), RB Gabriel Watson (Sioux Falls), WR Craig Rucker (Mars Hill), TE Erik Henneman (Lindenwood), OL Donald Boone (Chowan), DL Chris Garrett (Concordia-St. Paul), LB Austin Stephens (Miles), DB Lamont McPhatter II (California, PA) and P Josh Carlson (Dixie State).

The 2019 College Football America Yearbook features more than 930 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFAY staff.

The print edition is available online via and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million.

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2019 College Football America Division II Starting Lineup


Pos.    Name                                              School

QB     JAYRU CAMPBELL                       Ferris State

RB      GABRIEL WATSON                     Sioux Falls

RB      JALEEL McLAUGHLIN                 Notre Dame (OH)

WR     CRAIG RUCKER                       Mars Hill

WR     SHANE ZYLSTRA                       Minnesota State

TE      ERIK HENNEMAN                       Lindenwood

OL      JASON POE                               Lenoir-Rhyne

OL      CRAIG McCORKLE                     California (PA)

OL      ADONIS SEALEY                       Valdosta State

OL      DONALD BOONE                      Chowan

C       GRANT STEWART                      Colorado Mines


Pos.    Name                                              School

DL      CHRIS GARRETT                       Concordia-St. Paul

DL      SHA'HAUN WILLIAMS                Notre Dame (OH)

DL      JACKSON WIBBELS                   CSU-Pueblo

DL      HEATH WILLIAMS                     Saginaw Valley State

LB      SAM HEYBOER                          Ferris State

LB      AUSTIN STEPHENS                   Miles

LB      DOMINIC CIZAUSKAS               Glenville State

DB     LAMONT McPHATTER II              California (PA)

DB     TRAVIONTAE BROWN                Benedict

DB     O'SHAY HARRIS                        Central Oklahoma

DB     JAREY ELDER                           West Chester


Pos.    Name                                              School

P        JOSH CARLSON                       Dixie State

PK      DANTE BROWN                        Fort Hays State

KR      TORIANO CLINTON                   Indianapolis

PR      KYLE DUGGER                         Lenoir-Rhyne

AP      TABYUS TAYLOR                      Virginia Union