By David Coulson
College Sports Journal
PHILADELPHIA, PA. — Returning Walter Payton Award winner John Robertson of Villanova heads up the 2015 College Sports Journal Football Championship Subdivision Preseason All-American.
A total of 105 players, representing 58 teams and all 13 FCS conferences were named to the three teams. The Colonial Athletic Association led all leagues with 20 players, followed by the Missouri Valley Football Conference with 18 players.
Four-time defending national champion North Dakota State received five selections to lead all teams, while Liberty, Sam Houston State and William & Mary were next with four each.
2015 College Sports Journal FCS Preseason All-America Team
QB John Robertson, Senior, Villanova
RB Chase Edmonds, Sophomore, Fordham
RB DeAngelo Henderson, Junior, Coastal Carolina
RB Dy’Shawn Mobley, Senior, Eastern Kentucky
FB Seth Fisher, Senior, Richmond
AP Xavier Roberson, Senior, Southeastern Louisiana
WR Chris King, Senior, Duquesne
WR Cooper Kupp, Junior, Eastern Washington
WR Darrin Peterson, Senior, Liberty
TE Jordan Payne, Senior, Alcorn State
T Clay DeBord, Senior, Eastern Washington
T Joe Haug, Senior, North Dakota State
G Jonathan Burgess, Senior, Liberty
G Garrick Merriweather Jr., Senior, Fordham
C Bruce Johnson, Senior, Maine
DE James Cowser, Senior, Southern Utah
DE P.J. Hall, Sophomore, Sam Houston State
DT Javon Hargrave, Senior, South Carolina State
DT O.J. Mau, Senior, Gardner-Webb
DL Jonathan Woodard, Senior, Central Arkansas
OLB Brett McMakin, Senior, Northern Iowa
OLB Connor Underwood, Senior, Indiana State
ILB Don Cherry, Senior, Villanova
ILB Luke Rhodes, Senior, William & Mary
LB Kamu Grugler-Hill, Senior, Eastern Illinois
CB DeAndre Houston-Carson, Senior, William & Mary
CB Harlan Miller, Senior, Southeastern Louisiana
SS Donald Payne, Junior, Stetson
FS Lucas Webb, Sophomore, Chattanooga
DB Casey DeAndrade, Junior, New Hampshire
K John Lunsford. Senior, Liberty
P Ben LeCompte, Senior, North Dakota State
KR Pokey Harris, Senior, Murray State
PR Antonio Hamilton, Senior, South Carolina State
LS Kameron Canadey, Senior, Portland State
QB Trey Roberson, Senior, Illinois State
RB Tarik Cohen, Junior, North Carolina A&T
RB Xavier Finney, Senior, Idaho State
RB Darius Victor, Junior, Towson
FB Andrew Bonnet, Senior, North Dakota State
AP Johnta Hebert, Senior, Prairie View
WR Seth DeValve, Senior, Princeton
WR Madison Mangum, Senior, Idaho State
WR Jake Wieneke, Sophomore, South Dakota State
TE Josh Cook, Junior, Idaho State
T Ben Curtis, Senior, Delaware
T Cole Toner, Senior, Harvard
G JP Flynn, Junior, Montana State
G Corey Levin, Junior, Chattanooga
C Robert Booker, Senior, Missouri State
DE LeMichael Fanning, Senior, Jacksonville State
DE Victor Ochi, Senior, Stony Brook
DT Jon Desir, Senior, Towson
DT Devaunte Sigler, Senior, Jacksonville State
DL Chima Uzowihe, Senior, Liberty
OLB James Rentz, Junior, Sacred Heart
OLB Mulumba Tshimanga, Junior, Maine
ILB Deon King, Senior, Norfolk State
ILB Pat Meehan, Senior, Illinois State
LB Kourtney Berry, Junior, Alabama State
CB James Bradberry, Senior, Samford
CB LeShaun Sims, Senior, Southern Utah
SS Miles Killebrew, Senior, Southern Utah
FS Christian Carpenter, Senior, Towson
DB Brent Spikes, Senior, McNeese State
K Michael Schmadeke, Senior, Northern Iowa
P Cory Carter, Senior, Texas Southern
KR Devin Brown, Junior, Coastal Carolina
PR Chandler Curtis, Sophomore, Mercer
LS Josh Appel, Junior, Indiana State
QB Carson Wentz, Senior, North Dakota State
RB Mikal Abdul-Saboor, Senior, William & Mary
RB Khari Dickson, Senior, St. Francis
RB Martin Ruiz, Junior, Youngstown State
FB Gary Underwood, Senior, Villanova
AP Ed Eagan, Senior, Northwestern State
WR Reggie Diggs, Senior, Richmond
WR Lance Lenoir, Junior, Western Illinois
WR Sperman Robinson, Junior, Western Carolina
TE Duncan Fletcher, Junior, Furman
T Donald Jackson III, Senior, Sam Houston State
T Torian White, Senior, Hampton
G Anthony Fabiano, Senior, Harvard
G Aaron Neery, Senior, Eastern Washington
C Andrew Jones, Senior, William & Mary
DE Derek Rivers, Junior, Youngstown State
DE Noah Spence, Junior, Eastern Kentucky
DT Al Page, Senior, Wagner
DT Blaine Woodson, Sophomore, Delaware
DL Trevor Bates, Senior, Maine
OLB Akil Anderson, Senior, New Hampshire
OLB Kendrick Van Ackeren, Senior, Montana
ILB Justin Cooper, Samford, Senior
ILB Darnell Sankey, Senior, Sacramento State
LB Jonathan Jackson, Junior, Murray State
CB Trenier Orr, Senior, Sam Houston State
CB Matt Smalley, Senior, Lafayette
SS Tim Kilfoy, Senior, Northern Iowa
FS Adam Jones, Junior, Northwestern State
DB Jermaine Hough, Senior, Jacksonville State
K Miles Bergner, Junior, South Dakota
P Lachian Edwards, Senior, Sam Houston State
KR Jatavious Wilson, Junior, Central Arkansas
PR Ladarius Vanlier, Senior, Tennessee Tech
LS James Fisher, Sophomore, North Dakota State
Selections By Conference
Big Sky (6 teams, 11 players): Eastern Washington-Clay DeBord, Cooper Kupp, Aaron Neery; Idaho State-Josh Cook, Xavier Finney, Madison Mangum; Montana-Kendrick Van Ackeren; Montana State-JP Flynn; Portland State-Kameron Canadey; Sacramento State-Darnell Sankey; Southern Utah-James Cowser, Miles Killebrew, LeShaun Sims.
Big South (3 teams, 7 players): Coastal Carolina-Devin Brown, DeAngelo Henderson; Gardner-Webb-O.J. Mau; Liberty-Jonathan Burgess, John Lunsford, Darrin Peterson, Chima Uzowihe.
Colonial Athletic Association (8 teams, 20 players):.Delaware-Ben Curtis, Blaine Woodson; Maine-Trevor Bates, Bruce Johnson, Mulumba Tshimanga; New Hampshire-Akil Anderson, Casey DeAndrade; Richmond-Reggie Diggs, Seth Fisher; Stony Brook-Victor Och; Towson-Christian Carpenter, Jon Desir, Darius Victor; Villanova-Don Cherry, John Robertson, Gary Underwood; William & Mary-DeAndre Houston-Carson, Andrew Jones, Luke Rhodes; Mikal Abdul-Saboor.
Ivy League (2 teams, 3 players): Harvard-Anthony Fabiano, Cole Toner; Princeton-Seth DeValve.
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (4 teams, 5 players): Hampton-Torian White; Norfolk State-Deon King; North Carolina A&T-Tarik Cohen; South Carolina State-Antonio Hamilton, Javon Hargrave.
Missouri Valley Football Conference (9 teams, 18 players): Illinois State-Pat Meehan, Trey Roberson; Indiana State-Josh Appel, Connor Underwood; Missouri State-Robert Booker; North Dakota State-Andrew Bonnet, James Fisher, Joe Haug, Ben LeCompte, Carson Wentz; Northern Iowa-Tim Kilfoy, Brett McMakin, Michael Schmadeke; South Dakota-Miles Bergner; South Dakota State-Jake Wieneke; Western Illinois-Lance Lenoir; Youngstown State-Derek Rivers, Martin Ruiz.
Northeast Conference (4 teams, 4 players): Duquesne-Chris King; Sacred Heart-James Rentz; St. Francis-Khari Dickson; Wagner-Al Page.
Ohio Valley Conference (5 teams, 9 players): Eastern Illinois-Kamu Grugler-Hill; Eastern Kentucky-Dy’Shawn Mobley, Noah Spence; Jacksonville State-LeMichael Fanning, Jermaine Hough, Devaunte Sigler; Murray State-Pokey Harris, Jonathan Jackson; Tennessee Tech-Ladarius Vanlier.
Patriot League (2 teams, 2 players): Colgate-; Fordham-Chase Edmonds, Garrick Merriweather Jr.; Lafayette-Matt Smalley.
Pioneer Football League (1 teams, 1 player): Stetson-Donald Payne.
Southern Conference (5 teams, 7 players): Chattanooga-Corey Levin, Lucas Webb; Furman-Duncan Fletcher; Mercer-Chandler Curtis; Samford-James Bradberry, Justin Cooper; Western Carolina-Sperman Robinson.
Southland Conference (5 teams, 11 players): Central Arkansas-Jatavious Wilson, Jonathan Woodard; McNeese State-Brent Spikes; Northwestern State-Ed Eagan, Adam Jones; Sam Houston State-Lachian Edwards, P.J. Hall, Donald Jackson III, Trenier Orr; Southeastern Louisiana-Harlan Miller, Xavier Roberson.
Southwestern Athletic Conference (4 teams, 4 players): Alabama State-Kourtney Berry; Alcorn State-Jordan Payne; Prairie View-Johnta Hebert; Texas Southern-Cory Carter.