The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. What makes these teams so special is that they are the only ones chosen exclusively by the men who know the players the best — the coaches themselves.
Quarterback — Johnny Feauto, senior, Kansas Wesleyan
Feauto, who helped lead Kansas Wesleyan to a conference title and a trip to the NAIA quarterfinals, leads the nation in total offense (4,523 yards), passing yards (4,089) and pass efficiency (196.4). He also earned Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors.
Running backs — Charles Salary, senior, Marian (IN); Marquis Stewart, senior, Benedictine (Kan.)
Linemen — Tre Coney, senior, Reinhardt (Ga.); Austin Sherrill, junior, Keiser (Fla.); Mike Davis, senior, Southeastern (Fla.); Paxton De Haan, senior, Northwestern (Iowa); Andrew Rupcich, junior, Culver-Stockton (Mo.)
Wide receivers — DeVon McCoy, sophomore, Kentucky Christian; Brayden Smith, junior, Indiana Wesleyan; Jermaine Trotman Jr., junior, St. Andrews (N.C.)
All-purpose player — Jaylen Boyd, junior, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Kicker — Kyle Mitchell, senior, College of Idaho
Linemen — Jeremiah Pharms, senior, Friends (Kan.); James Jamicich, senior, Saint Francis (Ind.); Robert Robinson, junior, Briar Cliff (Iowa); Jaron Green, senior, Arizona Christian
Linebackers — Jason Ferris, junior, Montana Western*; Austin Cuicchi, senior, Grand View (Iowa); Joel Katzer, senior, Morningside (Iowa)
Backs — Trevon Claybourne, senior, Siena Heights (Mich.); Starr Thompson, senior, Georgetown (Ky.); Twon Collymore, sophomore, Sterling (Kan.); Derick VandeBossche, senior, Dickinson St. (N.D.)
Punter — Drake Higgins*, junior, Missouri Valley
Higgins earned his second straight AFCA All-America honor by leading the nation in punting with a 45.1 average, which set a new school record. He had a long punt of 71 yards and pinned 12 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.
Quarterback — Darius-James Peterson, senior, College of Idaho
A four-year starter, the senior led a Coyote offense that has set school records for points scored and total offense, throwing for 2,282 yards and 21 touchdowns, while rushing for 656 yards and four scores.
Running backs — JD Woods, junior, Baker (Kan.); Demarco Prewitt*, senior, Kansas Wesleyan
Linemen — William Vander Woude, senior, Dordt (Iowa); Dustin Rivera*, junior, Southwestern (Kan.); Josh Brown, senior, College of Idaho; James Officer IV, senior, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Garrett Temme, senior, Morningside (Iowa)
Tight end — Trenton Poe-Evans, senior, Kansas Wesleyan
Wide receivers — Anthony Turner, junior, Grand View (Iowa); Stevie Williams, junior, Kansas Wesleyan
All-purpose player — Ke’von Johnson, sophomore, Robert Morris (Il.)
Kicker — David Larson, junior, Southeastern (Fla.)
Linemen — Mac Dutra, senior, Marian (Ind.); Shaq Bradford*, senior, Kansas Wesleyan; Dominic Valentino, sophomore, Cincinnati Christian; Seth Fallen, senior, Reinhardt (Ga.)
Linebackers — DaMarcus Wimbush*, junior, Bluefield (Va.); Sam Morton, senior, Evangel (Mo.); Kevin Brown, senior, Dickinson St. (N.D.)
Backs — Sage Chen-Young, sophomore, Keiser (Fla.); Dallis Flowers, junior, Grand View (Iowa); Klayton Nordee, senior, Morningside (Iowa); Dayton Bush, senior, Benedictine (Kan.)
Punter — Austin Bohn*, junior, Ottawa (Ariz)