NAIA 2018 Coaches All-American teams

FIRST TEAM

Morningside (Iowa) quarterback Trent Solsma has been named the 2018 NAIA National Football Player of the Year. Photo: Morningside Athletics

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Trent Solsma, senior, Morningside (Iowa)

Running backs — Joe Conner, junior, Concordia (Mich); Demarco Prewitt, junior, Kansas Wesleyan

Linemen — Garrett Bader, senior, Benedictine (Kan); Anthony Vereen, senior, Jamestown (N.D.); Shabari Jones, senior, Avila (Mo); Dustin Rivera, junior, Southwestern (Kan); Trevor Wietzema, senior, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)

Tight end — Brandon Dillon, senior, Marian (Ind)

Wide receivers — Darrion Dillard, senior, Ottawa (Kan); Brenden Kelly, senior, Eastern Oregon

All-purpose player — J’Koli Reddick, sophomore, Bethel (Tenn)

Kicker — Marcus Montano, senior, Southern Oregon

DEFENSE

Linemen — Curt Boeke, senior, Dakota State (S.D.); Kenneth Steele, Jr., senior, Ottawa (Ariz); J.T. Graydon, sophomore, Reinhardt (Ga); Andreas Moeller, junior, Evangel (Mo)

Linebackers — Jason Ferris, junior, Montana Western; Demarcus Wimbush, sophomore, Bluefield (Va); Caleb Coe, senior, Olivet Nazarene (Il)

Backs — Nicholas Holmes, sophomore, St. Mary (Kan); Anthony Murray, senior, Hastings (Neb); Jay Liggins, senior, Dickson State (N.D.); Wilmer Cole, senior, Saint Francis (Ind)

Punter — Drake Higgins, junior, Missouri Valley

SECOND TEAM

Lowe lead the NAIA in total offense yards per game (369.6) and finished third in total offense (3,696), third in passing yards per game (304.0), fourth in total passing (3,040) and sixth in passing efficiency (168.7).  Photo: Na’Tiana Stocker | Langston University

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Jaylen Lowe, senior, Langston (Ok)

Running backs — Milton Shelton, junior, Cumberlands (Ky); Drevion Cooper, junior, Tabor (Kan)

Linemen — Tre Coney, junior, Reinhardt (Ga); Mick Wilson, senior, Eastern Oregon; Jordan Heldreth, senior, Southeastern (Fla); Jarin Bush, senior, Marian (Ind); D.J. Loving, senior, Grand View (Iowa)

Tight end — DeVante Jimenez, senior, Bethel (Tenn)

Wide receivers — Aaron Jackson, senior, Benedictine (Kan); Connor Niles, senior, Morningside (Iowa)

All-purpose player — Nate McLaurin, senior, Baker (Kan)

Kicker — Jared Amundson, senior, Morningside (Iowa)

DEFENSE

Linemen — Mike Mitchell, senior, Southeastern (Fla); Shaq Bradford, junior, Kansas Wesleyan; Dmitri Joe, senior, St. Xavier (Il); Ryder Rice, junior, Rocky Mountain (Mont)

Linebackers — Ben Slavens, junior, Grand View (Iowa); Trent Mueller, grad, Lindsey Wilson (Ky); Eric Dunten, senior, Saint Francis (Ind)

Backs — Bryce Van Beek, senior, Northwestern (Iowa); Landon Jones, junior, SAGU (Tx); Xavier Spann, senior, Morningside (Iowa); Cain Boschee, senior, Dickson State (N.D.)

Punter — Austin Bohn, junior, Ottawa (Ariz)

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