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From the ACC to Army: Former Fayetteville standouts on Division I college football rosters

Week 1 of the college football season starts Thursday across the nation.

At least 33 former Cumberland County high school football players are on a Division I college football roster ahead of the 2022 season.

Pine Forest and South View pace the pack with at least six players set to hit the field for a DI squad. Terry Sanford and Trinity Christian have four each, followed by Cape Fear (3), E.E. Smith (2), Gray’s Creek (2) and Seventy-First (2).

Here’s a rundown of the Division I college football players who played high school football in Cumberland County. If we missed someone, email rbaxley@fayobserver.com and we’ll add them to the online version of the story.

Cape Fear

  • Justice Galloway-Velazquez, Campbell

  • Caleb Krings, Elon

  • Jaylen Hudson, Wake Forest

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Douglas Byrd

  • Nakai Butler, Army

E.E. Smith

  • Markell Samuel, Appalachian State

  • Randy Franklin, Navy

Gray’s Creek

  • Garrett Crockett, Davidson

  • Jerry Garcia Jr., Richmond

Jack Britt

  • Luca Duarte, Grambling State

Pine Forest

Furman running back Dominic Roberto (8) is one of six Pine Forest graduates on a Division I college football roster ahead of the 2022 season.
Furman running back Dominic Roberto (8) is one of six Pine Forest graduates on a Division I college football roster ahead of the 2022 season.
  • Julian Hill, Campbell

  • Isaiah Potts, Charlotte

  • Dominic Roberto, Furman

  • Matt Sochovka, Furman

  • Justin Eaglin, James Madison

  • DJ Jones, North Carolina

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Seventy-First

  • Camari Williams, Navy

  • Kyler Davis, Norfolk State

South View

  • Mike Edwards, Campbell

  • Tyquez Royal, Campbell

  • Ja’mareese Ray, Charleston Southern

  • Emery Simmons, Indiana

  • Joshua George, North Carolina A&T

  • Shomari Wallace, North Carolina A&T

Terry Sanford

  • Elijah Morris, East Carolina

  • Tanner Morris, James Madison

  • Yates Johnson, NC State

  • Ezemdi Udoh, NC State

Trinity Christian

  • Chavon McEachern, Charlotte

  • Zovon Lindsay, Coastal Carolina

  • Trevon Jones, Elon

  • Jeff Woods Jr., Norfolk State

Westover

  • Twan Anderson, North Carolina Central

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Village Christian

  • Asa Barnes, East Carolina

Staff writer Rodd Baxley can be reached at rbaxley@fayobserver.com or @RoddBaxley on Twitter.

This article originally appeared on The Fayetteville Observer: Former Fayetteville HS football standouts on Division I college rosters