Black College football players earn All-America honors

Nine players from historically black institutions have been named to the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) All-America team.

Defensive back Terrell Whitehead of Norfolk State was named to the first team, the lone Black College player on the first team. Return specialist LeRoy Vann of Florida A&M was one of five on the second team, joining offensive lineman Johnny Culbreath of South Carolina State, linebacker George Howard of Morgan State and defensive back Jason House of Southern.

The third-teamers included wide receivers Juamorris Stewart of Southern, defensive lineman Christian Anthony of Grambling, defensive back Anthony Beck of Prairie View and punter Jahmal Blanchard.

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Armanti Edwards, senior, 6-foot, 185 pounds, Appalachian State.

Running backs — Deji Karim, senior, 5-11, 205, Southern Illinois; Pat Paschall, senior, 6-0, 198, North Dakota State.

Linemen — Derek Hardman, senior, 6-6, 300, Eastern Kentucky; Matt McCraken, senior, 6-3, 300, Richmond; Vladimir Ducasse, senior, 6-5, 330, Massachusetts; Jeff Hansen, senior, 6-4, 292, Montana State; Kyle Mutcher, senior, 6-3, 300, Weber State.

Tight end — Clay Harbor, senior, 6-4, 243, Missouri State.

Wide receivers — Terrell Hudgins, senior, 6-2, 235, Elon; Marc Mariani, senior, 6-0, 185, Montana.

All-purpose player — Matt Szczur, junior, 5-11, 195, Villanova.

Kicker — Matt Bevins, sophomore, 6-2, 185, Liberty.

DEFENSE

Linemen — James Ruffin, senior, 6-4, 265, Northern Iowa; Arthur Moats, senior, 6-2, 250, James Madison; Austen Lane, senior, 6-6, 250, Murray State; Dane Fletcher, senior, 6-2, 242, Montana State.

Linebackers — Brandin Jordan, senior, 5-11, 230, Southern Illinois; J.C. Sherritt, junior, 5-10, 220, Eastern Washington; Mike Morales, senior, 6-0, 230, UC Davis.

Backs — Terrell Whitehead, senior, 6-2, 200, Norfolk State; Mark Legree, junior, 6-0, 200, Appalachian State; Jeromy Miles, senior, 6-2, 215, Massachusetts; Josh Morris, senior, 6-0, 180, Weber State.

Punter — Jonathan Plisco, freshman, 6-0, 200, Old Dominion.

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SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Dominic Randolph, senior, Holy Cross.

Running backs — Chase Reynolds, junior, Montana; Toddrick Pendland, senior, McNeese State;

Linemen — Benjamin Ijalana, junior, Villanova; Mario Acitelli, senior, Appalachian State; Johnny Culbreath, junior, South Carolina State; James Williams, senior, Harvard; Austin Steichen, senior, Northern Iowa.

Tight end — Scott Sicko, senior, New Hampshire.

Wide receivers — Tysson Poots, junior, Southern Utah; Buddy Farnham, senior, Brown.

All-purpose player — LeRoy Vann, senior, Florida A&M.

Kicker — Craig Camay, senior, Chattanooga.

DEFENSE

Linemen — Danny Batten, senior, South Dakota State; Tim Knicky, senior, Stephen F. Austin; Adrian Tracy, senior, William & Mary; Larry Hart, senior, Central Arkansas.

Linebackers — Matt Cohen, senior, Lehigh; Tyler Santucci, senior, Stony Brook; George Howard, senior, Morgan State.

Backs — Charles Graves, senior, Delaware; Jason House, junior, Southern; Patrick Stoudamire, senior, Western Illinois; T.J. Heath, junior, Jacksonville State.

Punter — Jon Vanderwielen, senior, Idaho State.

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THIRD TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Matt Nichols, senior, Eastern Washington.

Running backs — James Mallory, senior, Central Connecticut; Kyle Minett, junior, South Dakota State.

Linemen — Dorian Brooks, senior, James Madison; Will Rackley, senior, Lehigh; Levi Horn, senior, Montana; Joe Gibbs, senior, Tennessee-Martin; Austin Howard, senior, Northern Iowa.

Tight end — John Sheffield, senior, Yale.

Wide receivers — Jason Caldwell, senior, Fordham; Juamorris Stewart, senior, Southern.

All-purpose player — Taiwan Jones, sophomore, Eastern Washington.

Kicker — Zach Kutch, senior, Illinois State.

DEFENSE

Linemen — Christian Anthony, senior, Grambling State; Tim Kukucka, senior, Villanova; Josh Beard, senior, Chattanooga; Mychal Savage, senior, Youngstown State.

Linebackers — Wes McDermott, sophomore, Morehead State; Jake Lewko, senior, Penn; Jacque Roman, senior, Appalachian State.

Backs — Anthony Beck, senior, Prairie View A&M; Justin Rogers, junior, Richmond; Korey Lindsey, junior, Southern Illinois; Josh Norman, sophomore, Coastal Carolina.

Punter — Jahmal Blanchard, senior, Hampton.

5 comments Add your comment

Bison Man

December 17th, 2009
10:49 am

Sadly, George Howard,the LB from Morgan State, is the closest that my alma mater Howard University will get to having its name on this list.

GaSnake

December 18th, 2009
10:35 am

If the first team QB and running backs are better that Curtis Pulley, FAMU, and Chase Reynolds, I need to see them play.

tyger

December 25th, 2009
8:11 pm

Bison Man we are on hard times!

Newest ASU QB Mom

December 28th, 2009
3:55 pm

Kudos to the ASU Mountaineers in a season well done…2009 SOCON Champs! Good job and best of luck to Armanti on his next level of football, he’s a humble and nice young man with great talent.

25thdynasty 850 representer.

December 28th, 2009
4:03 pm

I agree where is Curtis Pulley.

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