THIRD-TEAM SPECIAL TEAMSPK – Lane Clark, Tennessee State, Sr.P – Ian Berryman, Western Carolina, Jr.RS – Rashid Shaheed, Weber State, Fr.RS – Juwan Petit-Frere, Southeastern Louisiana, So.LS – Brandon Godse, South Dakota, Sr.ST – Isaiah White, Stony Brook, Jr. FIRST-TEAM OFFENSEQB – Chris Streveler, South Dakota, Sr.QB – Jeremiah Briscoe, Sam Houston State, Sr.RB – Dominick Bragalone, Lehigh, Jr.RB – Josh Mack, Maine, So.OL – Aaron Stinnie, James Madison, Sr.OL – Brandon Parker, N.C. A&T, Sr.OL – Austin Kuhnert, North Dakota State, Sr.OL – Jacob Ohnesorge, South Dakota State, Sr.OL – Justin Lea, Jacksonville State, Sr.OL – Skyler Phillips, Idaho State, Sr.WR – Keelan Doss, UC Davis, Jr.WR – Jaelon Acklin, Western Illinois, Sr.WR – Nathan Stewart, Sam Houston State, So.TE – Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State, Sr.AP – Davion Davis, Sam Houston State, Jr. Jeremiah Briscoe was named a first team quarterback with fellow Bearkats Nathan Stewart and Davion Davis joining him on the top offensive list. Stewart was selected as a wide receiver while Davis was tabbed as the first team offensive all-purpose player. The league’s selection total of 17 HERO All-Americans is more than doubles last season’s total of seven. THIRD-TEAM OFFENSEQB – Brad Mayes, Lehigh, Jr.QB – Hayden Hildebrand, Central Arkansas, Sr.RB – Marquell Cartwright, N.C. A&T, Jr.RB – Tevin McCaster, Youngstown State, Jr.OL – David Reese, Montana, Sr.OL – Brody Kern, Delaware, Sr.OL – Jacob Judd, Western Illinois, Sr.OL – Justin Spencer, Youngstown State, Sr.OL – Dylan Cline, Jacksonville State, Sr.OL – Ben Huss, Duquesne, Sr.WR – Jesper Horsted, Princeton, Sr.WR – Elijah Marks, Northern Arizona, Sr.WR – Justin Watson, Penn, Sr.WR – Dontez Byrd, Tennessee Tech, Sr.TE – Andrew Vollert, Weber State, Sr.AP – De’Lance Turner, Alcorn State, Sr. SECOND-TEAM SPECIAL TEAMSPK – Lorran Fonseca, Nicholls, Jr.P – Keith Wrzuszczak, Eastern Kentucky, Sr.RS – Justice Shelton-Mosley, Harvard, Jr.RS – Desmond Hite, UIW, So.RS – Khris Gardin, N.C. A&T, Jr.LS – Hunter Winstead, Liberty, Sr.ST – Mozai Nelson, Maine, Jr. FIRST-TEAM DEFENSEDL – Andrew Ankrah, James Madison, Sr.DL – Darius Jackson, Jacksonville State, Sr.DL – P.J. Hall, Sam Houston State, Sr.DL – Anthony Ellis, Charleston Southern, Sr.LB – Darius Leonard, S.C. State, Sr.LB – Nick DeLuca, North Dakota State, Sr.LB – Brett Taylor , Western Illinois, Sr.LB – Garrett Dolan, Houston Baptist, Sr.DB – Taron Johnson, Weber State, Sr.DB – Mike Basile, Monmouth, Sr.DB – Davontae Harris, Illinois State, Sr.DB – Jordan Brown, James Madison, Sr.AP – Detrez Newsome, Western Carolina, Sr. THIRD-TEAM DEFENSEDL – Jaison Williams, Austin Peay, So.DL – Ahmad Gooden, Samford, Jr.DL – Chris Stewart, Sam Houston State, Jr.DL – Chris Terrell, Central Arkansas, So.LB – Brandon Bryant, Lafayette, Sr.LB – De’Arius Christmas, Grambling State, Jr.LB – Jalyn Williams, Prairie View A&M, Sr.LB – Josh Buss, Montana, Jr.LB – Kyre Hawkins, James Madison, Sr.DB – Rashad Robinson, James Madison, Jr.DB – Taylor Henkle, Kennesaw State, Jr.DB – Elijah Campbell, Northern Iowa, Sr.DB – Tremon Smith, Central Arkansas, Sr.AP – Malik Duncan, Saint Francis, Jr. SECOND-TEAM OFFENSEQB – Kyle Lauletta, Richmond, Sr.QB – Devlin Hodges, Samford?, Jr.RB – Roc Thomas, Jacksonville State, Sr.RB – Bruce Anderson, North Dakota State, Jr.OL – Timon Parris, Stony Brook, Sr.OL – Stetson Dagel, South Dakota, Sr.OL – Matthew Schmidt, Furman, Sr.OL – John Cook, Central Arkansas, Jr.OL – Daniel Cooney, San Diego, Jr.OL – Maea Teuhema, Southeastern Louisiana, Jr.WR – Troy Pelletier, Lehigh, Sr.WR – Kelvin McKnight, Samford?, Jr.WR – Neil O’Connor, New Hampshire, Jr.TE – Andy Schumpert, Furman, Sr.AP – Chandler Burks, Kennesaw State, Jr. Two offensive linemen earned second team distinctions in Southland Offensive Lineman of the Year John Cook of Central Arkansas and Southeastern’s Maea Teuhema. Fellow Lion Sione Teuhema was named a second team linebacker while UCA’s George Odum was chosen as a second team defensive back. HERO Sports ReleaseFRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference earned 17 spots on the 2017 HERO Sports FCS All-America team, announced Wednesday. Sam Houston State headlines with four first team selections. Central Arkansas’ Hayden Hildebrand was tabbed as a third team quarterback while three conference players earned third team defense spots: defensive linemen Chris Stewart (Sam Houston State), Chris Terrell (UCA) and and UCA defensive back Tremon Smith. Rounding out the league’s picks is third team return specialist Juwan Petit-Frere of Southeastern Louisiana. 2017 HERO Sports FCS All-America Team SECOND-TEAM DEFENSEDL – Jonathan Petersen, San Diego, Sr.DL – Darin Greenfield, South Dakota, So.DL – Bilal Nichols, Delaware, Sr.DL – Dalton Keene, Illinois State, Sr.LB – Jared Farley, Northern Iowa, Sr.LB – Christian Rozeboom, South Dakota State, So.LB – Sione Teuhema, Southeastern Louisiana, Sr.LB – Michael Needham, Southern Utah, Sr.DB – D’Montre Wade, Murray State, Sr.DB – Marlon Bridges, Jacksonville State, So.DB – Tre Dempsey, North Dakota State, Sr.DB – George Odum, Central Arkansas, Sr.DB – Raven Greene, James Madison, Sr.AP – John Santiago, North Dakota, Jr. On the first team defense, the Southland is represented by Sam Houston State defensive lineman P.J. Hall and linebacker Garrett Dolan of Houston Baptist. UIW punter Joe Zema was voted to the top special team squad. FIRST-TEAM SPECIAL TEAMSPK – Chase Vinatieri, South Dakota State, So.P – Joe Zema, UIW, Sr.RS – Xequille Harry, Weber State, Sr.RS – Kyran Moore, Austin Peay, Sr.LS – James Fisher, North Dakota State, Sr.ST – Brady May, Weber State, Jr. Central Arkansas and Sam Houston State both led with five honorees each, followed by Southeastern Louisiana with three. UIW earned two selections while Houston Baptist and Nicholls both garnered one award. UIW’s Desmond Hite earned a spot as a second team return specialist while Nicholls placekicker Lorran Fonseca also collected second team honors.