Four players including Kyle Sloter from Northern Colorado, Tyrie Adams from Western Carolina, Jeremy Taylor from North Carolina A&T, and Jerry Louie-McGee from Montana have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending September 11th, 2016 in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision.
The honorees are listed here with their achievements and their position, school, class, height, weight and hometown.
Kyle Sloter, Northern Colorado, QB, Sr., 6-4, 215, Johns Creek, Georgia
Sloter came off the bench when starter Jacob Knipp suffered a shoulder injury on the Bears’ early in the first quarter at the Southland’s Abilene Christian and produced 408 passing yards and seven total touchdowns in UNC’s 55-52 victory. He transferred from FBS Southern Miss before last year but was the backup signal caller after fall practices. He completed 25 of 32 attempts with six touchdowns – tying the school record and the most in the Bears’ Division I era – with one interception. He also rushed for 41 yards and another score.
Tyrie Adams, Western Carolina, QB, R-Fr., 6-2, 180, St. Petersburg, Florida
Adams recorded a school-record 510 yards of total offense in his home debut as the Catamounts topped the Big South’s Gardner-Webb, 44-14. Adams completed 36-of-43 passes for 427 yards and five touchdowns in the win. The first years signal caller also added 13 carries for 83 yards on the ground. His five touchdown passes tied a school record, while his 427 passing yards fell 47 yards shy of the school mark.
Jeremy Taylor, North Carolina A&T, LB, Jr., 5-11, 181, Kinston, North Carolina
Taylor highlighted an Aggie defense that defeated FBS Kent State 39-36 in four overtimes – the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s first win over an FBS opponent this year. He led the N.C. A&T defense with 15 tackles, including 12 solos. He had four tackles for loss, two sacks, intercepted a pass in his team’s end zone to prevent a touchdown to help force overtime, broke up two other passes and forced a fumble and recovered it.
Jerry Louie-McGee, Montana, KR/WR, R-Fr., 5-9, 168, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
The Montana Grizzlies earned the one of the weekend’s biggest road victories, registering a 20-14 win at Northern Iowa. One of the key players who gave Montana a spark whenever it was needed was punt returner Jerry Louie-McGee. He sealed the win for the Grizzlies with an 81-yard touchdown return in the second quarter that put Montana up 17-7. He ended with 118 return yards, to go along with 33 receiving yards and 11 rushing yards. The 118 return yards was the third-highest single game performance in the nation so far this season.
Originally from LaMoure, North Dakota, Kent is a 1996 graduate of North Dakota State University. His prior writing experience is over 15 years having previously worked with D2football.com, I-AA.org, and College Sporting News before coming to College Sports Journal in 2016. His main focus is college football in the western half of the United States– the Big Sky Conference and Missouri Valley Football Conference within the Division I FCS. And in 2017, he began also to look at the FBS Group of Five conferences of the American Athletic, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, and Sun Belt.
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