2013 CSJ FCS Preseason All-America Team Announced

Towson RB Terrance West

College Sports Journal

News Release

 

PHILADELPHIA—A pair of former freshman of the year, running back Terrance West of Towson and wide receiver Sean Price of Appalachian State, are among the headliners on the 2013 College Sports Journal Football Championship Subdivision Preseason All-America team.

 

West, now heading into his junior year, was the CSJ freshman of the year in 2011, while Price shared those honors last season with Villanova quarterback John Robertson.

 

 

College Sports Journal is the only major news organization to select an all-freshman team at the FCS level.

 

West and Price are among the 21 players from the CSJ 2012 postseason squad to make the preseason unit this year. There were 24 players from the 2012 preseason squad to repeat on this year's team.

 

All 13 FCS conferences are represented on the preseason All-America squad, with the Colonial Athletic Association leading the way with 24 players from 10 teams. A total of 105 players were selected on the first, second and third teams from 60 different teams.

 

There were also 16 players from the Southern Conference, 15 from the Big Sky Conference and 14 from the Missouri Valley Conference selected.

 

West was one of a team-leading six Towson players to make the squad, one more than two-time defending national champion North Dakota State, which had five players selected, including a high of four first-team picks.

 

Villanova and Tennessee-Chattanooga had four players named to the unit, while Delaware, Georgia Southern, Maine, Montana, Samford and Tennessee State received three selections.

 

Eighteen other teams managed to get two players on the team.

 

Georgia Southern had three players selected and Appalachian State had two picked in the final season of FCS competition for these storied programs, who have combined for nine national championships since 1985.

 

Even though Georgia Southern and Appalachian State are not eligible for postseason play and conference championships, due to NCAA regulations regarding automatic bids and Football Bowl Subdivision-transitioning, both teams are playing primarily FCS schedules this season and CSJ decided it would not punish the FCS players from the two schools because of the moves.

 

Both teams will compete in the Sun Belt Conference at the FBS level beginning next season.

Old Dominion is recognized by the NCAA as still being at the FCS level, but the Monarchs are not eligible for the playoffs, have left the CAA and are not competing in an FCS-sanctioned conference before their move to Conference USA in 2014.

 

ODU, which announced its move before the start of the 2012 season, also is playing five FBS teams among its 12 games in 2013 and is not eligible for All-America honors from CSJ this season.

College Sports Journal has also decided to not allow transitioning teams to be eligible for its top-25 poll, since these teams are not eligible for the playoffs in 2013.

 

The CSJ preseason top-25 poll will be released early next week.

 

2013 College Sports Journal FCS Preseason All-America Team

 

First Team

Offense

QB Jeff Mathews, Senior, Cornell

RB Terrance West, Junior, Towson

RB Zach Zenner, Junior, South Dakota State

RB Shakir Bell, Senior, Indiana State

FB Dominique Swope, Junior, Georgia Southern

AP Jerick McKinnon, Senior, Georgia Southern

WR Jordan Harris, Senior, Bryant

WR Erik Lora, Senior, Eastern Illinois

WR Sean Price, Sophomore, Appalachian State

TE A.C. Leonard, Junior, Tennessee State

T Danny Kistler, Senior, Montana

T Billy Turner, Senior, North Dakota State

G Dakota Dozier, Senior, Furman

G Kadeem Edwards, Senior, Tennessee State

C Chris Elkins, Senior, Youngstown State

 

Defense

DE Davis Tull, Junior, Tennessee-Chattanooga

DE Colton Underwood, Senior, Illinois State

DT Caraun Reid, Senior, Princeton

DT Zachariah Kerr, Senior, Delaware

DL Michael Cole, Junior, Maine

OLB Alvin Scioneaux, Senior, Wofford

OLB Jordan Tripp, Montana, Senior

ILB Grant Olson, Senior, North Dakota State

ILB Stephon Robertson, Senior, James Madison

LB Tyler Starr, Senior, South Dakota

CB Steven Godbolt, Junior, Tennessee State

CB Marcus Williams, Senior, North Dakota State

SS Jestin Love, Senior, Central Arkansas

FS Dean Marlowe, Junior, James Madison

DB Jordan Love, Senior, Towson

 

Special Teams

K Cameron Berra, Senior, Eastern Illinois

P Andy Wilder, Senior, Northern Arizona

KR Kevin Fogg, Senior, Liberty

PR Ryan Smith, Senior, North Dakota State

LS Richard Wright, Junior, Liberty

 

Second Team

Offense

QB DeNarius McGhee, Junior, Montana State

RB Zach Bauman, Senior, Northern Arizona

RB Tim Flanders, Senior, Sam Houston State

RB Andrew Pierce, Senior, Delaware

FB Darien Robinson, Senior, The Citadel

AP Tyler Varga, Junior, Yale

WR Greg Hardin, Senior, North Dakota

WR Walter Powell, Senior, Murray State

WR R.J. Harris, Senior, New Hampshire

TE Justin Perillo, Senior, Maine

T Eric Pike, Senior, Towson 

T Bryan Witzmann, Senior, South Dakota State

G Steven Forgette, Senior, Eastern Washington

G Gavin Farr, Senior, Southern Utah

C Dan Shirey, Senior, Villanova

 

Defense

DE Zach Hodges, Junior, Harvard

DE LaBrandon Richardson, Junior, Bethune-Cookman

DT Antoine Lewis, Senior, Villanova

DT Robert Simpson, Senior, Mississippi Valley State

DL Zach Wagenmann, Junior, Montana

OLB Dorian Bell, Senior, Duquesne

OLB Ronnie Hamblin, Senior, Eastern Washington

ILB Clarence Bumpas, Senior, Northern Colorado

ILB Wes Dothard, Senior, Tennessee-Chattanooga

LB Jeff Williams, Sophomore, Delaware

CB Qua Cox, Senior, Jackson State

CB Bookie Sneed, Senior, Sam Houston State

SS Caleb Schaffitzel, Junior, Missouri State

FS Jaquiski Tartt, Junior, Samford

DB Colton Heagle, Junior, North Dakota State

 

Special Teams

K Colton Cook, Senior, Southern Utah

P Bobby Wenzig, Senior, Alabama State

KR Fabian Truss, Junior, Samford

PR Niccolo Mastromatteo, Senior, Coastal Carolina

LS Hudson Smith, Senior, Gardner-Webb

 

Third Team

Offense

QB Gavin McCarney, Senior, Colgate

RB Marcus Coker, Senior, Stony Brook

RB David Johnson, Junior, Northern Iowa

RB Dominique Williams, Senior, Wagner

FB Rakim Sims, Junior, Jackson State

AP Carlton Koonce, Senior, Fordham

WR Tre McBride, Junior, William & Mary

WR Kelsey Pope, Senior, Samford

WR Shane Savage, Senior, Richmond

TE Cameron Brate, Senior, Harvard

T Seamus O'Neill, Senior, New Hampshire 

T Kadeem Williams, Senior, Albany

G Dorian Byrd, Senior, Georgia Southern

G Randall Harris, Senior, Towson

C Doug Shaw, Senior, Towson

 

Defense

DE Jonathan Woodard, Sophomore, Central Arkansas

DE Rakim Cox, Senior, Villanova

DT Derek Douglas, Senior, The Citadel

DT Sullivan Grosz, Senior, Cal Poly

DL Terrence Fede, Senior, Marist

OLB Quinn Backus, Junior, Coastal Carolina

OLB Lynden Trail, Junior, Norfolk State, Junior

ILB Tanner Burch, Junior, Gardner-Webb

ILB Anthony Morales, Senior, Weber State

LB Anthony Brown, Senior, Eastern Kentucky

CB Tye Smith, Junior, Towson

CB Kadeem Wise, Senior, Tennessee-Chattanooga

SS Julien David, Senior, Howard

FS D.J. Key, Senior, Tennessee-Chattanooga

DB Kendall James, Senior, Maine

 

Special Teams

K Zeb Miller, Senior, North Dakota

P Mark Hamilton, Senior, Villanova

KR Tony Washington, Senior, Appalachian State

PR Sam Hoekstra, Senior, San Diego

LS Chris Highland, Junior, Illinois State

 

Selections By Conference

 

Big Sky (9 teams, 15 players): Cal Poly-Sullivan Grosz; Eastern Washington-Steven Forgette, Ronnie Hamblin; Montana-Danny Kistler, Jordan Tripp, Zach Wagenmann; Montana State-DeNarius McGhee; Northern Arizona-Zach Bauman, Andy Wilder; Northern Colorado-Clarence Bumpas; North Dakota-Greg Hardin, Zeb Miller; Southern Utah-Colton Cook, Gavin Farr; Weber State-Anthony Morales.

 

Big South (3 teams, 6 players): Coastal Carolina-Quinn Backus; Niccolo Mastromatteo; Gardner-Webb-Tanner Burch, Junior, Hudson Smith; Liberty-Kevin Fogg, Richard Wright.

 

Colonial Athletic Association (10 teams, 24 players): Albany-Kadeem Williams; Delaware-Zachariah Kerr, Andrew Pierce, Jeff Williams; James Madison-Dean Marlowe, Stephon Robertson; Maine-Michael Cole, Kendall James, Justin Perillo; New Hampshire-R.J. Harris, Seamus O'Neill; Stony Brook-Marcus Coker; Richmond-Shane Savage; Towson-Randall Harris, Jordan Love, Eric Pike, Doug Shaw, Tye Smith, Terrance West; Villanova-Rakim Cox, Mark Hamilton, Antoine Lewis, Dan Shirey; William & Mary-Tre McBride.

 

Ivy League (4 teams, 5 players): Cornell-Jeff Mathews; Harvard-Cameron Brate, Zach Hodges; Princeton-Caraun Reid; Yale-Tyler Varga.

 

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (3 teams, 3 players): Bethune-Cookman-LaBrandon Richardson; Howard-Julien David; Norfolk State-Lynden Trail.

 

Missouri Valley Football Conference (8 teams, 14 players): Illinois State-Chris Highland, Colton Underwood; Indiana State-Shakir Bell; Missouri State-Caleb Schaffitzel; North Dakota State-Colton Heagle, Grant Olson, Ryan Smith, Billy Turner, Marcus Williams; Northern Iowa-David Johnson; South Dakota-Tyler Starr; South Dakota State-Bryan Witzmann, Zach Zenner; Youngstown State-Chris Elkins.

Northeast Conference (3 teams, 3 players): Bryant-Jordan Harris; Duquesne-Dorian Bell; Wagner-Dominique Williams.

 

Ohio Valley Conference (4 teams, 7 players): Eastern Illinois-Cameron Berra, Erik Lora; Eastern Kentucky-Anthony Brown; Murray State-Walter Powell; Tennessee State-Kadeem Edwards, Steven Godbolt, A.C. Leonard.

 

Patriot League (2 teams, 2 players): Colgate-Gavin McCarney; Fordham-Carlton Koonce.

 

Pioneer Football League (2 teams, 2 players): Marist-Terrence Fede; San Diego-Sam Hoekstra.

 

Southern Conference (7 teams, 16 players): Appalachian State-Sean Price, Tony Washington; Chattanooga-Wes Dothard,  D.J. Key, Davis Tull, Kadeem Wise; The Citadel-Derek Douglas, Darien Robinson; Furman-Dakota Dozier, Senior, OG; Georgia Southern-Dorian Byrd, Jerick McKinnon, Dominique Swope; Samford-Kelsey Pope, Jaquiski Tartt, Fabian Truss; Wofford-Alvin Scioneaux, Senior, OLB.

 

Southland Conference (2 teams, 4 players): Central Arkansas-Jestin Love, Jonathan Woodard; Sam Houston State-Tim Flanders, Bookie Sneed.

 

Southwestern Athletic Conference (3 teams, 4 players): Alabama State-Bobby Wenzig; Jackson State-Qua Cox, Rakim Sims; Mississippi Valley State-Robert Simpson, Senior, DT.

 

 

Repeat Selections from the 2012 CSJ FCS Postseason All-America Team

 

Erik Lora, Eastern Illinois

Shakir Bell, Indiana State

Chris Elkins, Youngstown State

Steven Godbolt, Tennessee State

Danny Kistler, Montana

Carlton Koonce, Fordham

J.C. Leonard, Tennessee State

Jerick McKinnon, Georgia Southern

Sean Price, Appalachian State

Caraun Reid, Princeton

Stephon Robertson, James Madison

Alvin Scioneaux, Wofford

Dominique Swope, Georgia Southern

Jaquiski Tartt, Samford

Jordan Tripp, Montana

Davis Tull, Chattanooga

Billy Turner, North Dakota State

Colton Underwood, Illinois State

Dominique Williams, Wagner

Marcus Williams, North Dakota State

Zach Zenner, South Dakota State

 

Repeat Selections from the 2012 CSJ FCS Preseason All-America Team

 

Zach Bauman, Northern Arizona

Shakir Bell, Indiana State

Clarence Bumpas, Northern Colorado

Michael Cole, Maine

Tim Flanders, Sam Houston State

Kevin Fogg, Liberty

Mark Hamilton, Villanova

Colton Heagle, North Dakota State

Danny Kistler, Montana

Jestin Love, Central Arkansas

Jeff Mathews, Cornell

DeNarius McGhee, Montana State

Justin Perillo, Maine

Andrew Pierce, Delaware

Caraun Reid, Princeton

Stephon Robertson, James Madison

Shane Savage, Senior, Cornell*

Alvin Scioneaux, Wofford

Tyler Starr, South Dakota

Dominique Swope, Georgia Southern

Fabian Truss, Samford

Terrance West, Towson

Marcus Williams, North Dakota State

Richard Wright, Liberty

 

*Savage has transferred to Richmond after redshirting in 2012, following a season-ending injury in the second week of the campaign.

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