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2016 Preseason Individual Award Winners

Preseason Offensive
Player of the Year
Preseason Defensive
Player of the Year
Billy Brown

Shepherd

  Connor Harris

Lindenwood

 

2016 Preseason D2 All-America Team

First Team
       
QB Jeff Ziemba 6-3, 210, Sr. Shepherd
RB Ja’Quan Gardner 5-7, 190, Jr. Humboldt State
RB Austin Ekeler 5-9, 195, Sr. Western State (CO)
WR Jameson Parsons 6-2, 201, Sr. St. Cloud State
WR Billy Brown 6-4, 236, Sr. Shepherd
TE Adam Shaheen 6-6, 240, Jr. Ashland
OL Zach Voytek 6-5, 300, Sr. New Haven
OL Jordan Morgan 6-4, 300, Sr. Kutztown
OL Ethan Cooper 6-4, 320, Sr. Indiana (PA)
OL Nate Theaker 6-6, 303, Sr. Wayne State (MI)
OL Peter Bateman 6-6, 285, Sr. Minnesota Duluth
       
DL Collin Bevins 6-6, 286, Sr. Northwest Missouri State
DL Marcus Martin 6-3, 245, Jr. Slippery Rock
DL Dylan Donahue 6-3, 235, Sr. West Georgia
DL Joby Saint Fleur 6-5, 245, Sr. Northwestern Oklahoma St
LB Kyle Kitchens 6-2, 205, Jr. Catawba
LB Connor Harris 6-0, 243, Sr. Lindenwood
LB Jordan Herdman 6-2, 232, Sr. Simon Fraser
DB Carlo Thomas 6-2, 185, Jr. Johnson C. Smith
DB Manny Abad 6-0, 187, Sr. Florida Tech
DB Daquan Holmes 6-0, 185, Sr. American International
DB Kevin Berg 5-11, 184, Sr. Northwest Missouri State
       
K Cole Tracy 6-0, 185, Sr. Assumption
P Bret Benes 6-0, 180, Sr. Charleston (WV)
AP Jesse Zalk 5-8, 160, Sr. Central Washington
       
Second Team
 
QB Justin Dvorak 6-0, 200, Sr. Colorado Mines
RB Clay McKenzie 5-11, 200, Jr. Central Oklahoma
RB Andre Anderson 5-8, 195, Sr. New Haven
WR Matt Williams 6-2, 195, Sr. Grand Valley State
WR Joey Augustin 6-4, 200, Sr. Charleston (WV)
TE Anthony Kukwa 6-3, 221, Sr. Lake Erie (MI)
OL Doug Gilbert 6-4, 345, Sr. West Chester
OL Jake Daugherty 6-2, 294, Jr. Ferris State
OL Stephen Evans 6-4, 302, Sr. North Alabama
OL Joe LoSchiavo 6-3, 290, Sr. Slippery Rock
OL Alex Cappa 6-7, 285, Jr. Humboldt State
 
DL Paulin Miano 6-6, 265, Sr. Virginia Union
DL Richard Nase, Jr. 6-1, 210, Soph. Shippensburg
DL Paul Wesselhoeft 6-4, 285, Sr. Ohio Dominican
DL Grover Stewart 6-5, 300, Sr. Albany State
LB Marquez Gollman 5-11, 190, Sr. Grand Valley State
LB Jacob Vollstedt 6-2, 221, Sr. Northwest Missouri State
LB Cody Heiman 6-3, 255, Sr. Washburn
DB Deron Washington 6-1, 211, Sr. Pittsburg State
DB Christian Carpenter 6-2, 180, Sr. Gannon
DB Zach Franklin 6-0, 200, Sr. Washburn
DB Aaron Terry 5-11, 195, Sr. California (PA)
 
K Simon Mathiesen 6-4, 205, Sr. Northwest Missouri State
P Felipe Parra 5-10, 190, Sr. West Texas A&M
AP Keelan Cole 6-2, 175, Sr. Kentucky Wesleyan