National powers highlight Stats Perform FCS Preseason All-America Team

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(Stats Perform) - Defending FCS champion North Dakota State and fellow Missouri Valley Conference member South Dakota State lead the way with six selections each on the Stats Perform 2022 FCS Preseason All-America Team, announced on Monday.

Included are NDSU senior fullback Hunter Luepke, who's been a first-team selection on each of the past two Stats Perform postseason All-America squads, and SDSU tight end Tucker Kraft, also a returning first-team selection who as a junior is considered one of the leading 2023 NFL Draft prospects in the NCAA's Division I subdivision.

All 15 FCS conferences and 57 schools are represented among the 105 All-Americans, which included 56 players who were postseason All-Americans previously.

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2022 STATS PERFORM FCS PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM

Previous Season(s) as First-Team Postseason All-American Listed in Parentheses

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

QB - Xavier Shepherd, 6-0, 205, junior, Kennesaw State (2021 All-Purpose)

RB - Isaiah Davis, 6-1, 220, junior, South Dakota State

RB - Isaiah Ifanse, 5-10, 202, senior, Montana State

FB - Hunter Luepke, 6-1, 236, senior, North Dakota State (2020, 2021)

WR - Xavier Gipson, 5-9, 170, senior, Stephen F. Austin (2021)

WR - Taylor Grimes, 5-11, 190, senior, UIW

TE - Tucker Kraft, 6-5, 255, junior, South Dakota State (2021)

OL - Michael Corbi, 6-6, 335, senior, Villanova

OL - McClendon Curtis, 6-6, 328, senior, Chattanooga

OL - Matthan Hatchie, 6-2, 310, senior, UT Martin

OL - Cody Mauch, 6-6, 303, senior, North Dakota State

OL - Mason McCormick, 6-4, 310, senior, South Dakota State

DEFENSE

DL - Nate Lynn, 6-3, 255, junior, William & Mary (2021)

DL - Devonnsha Maxwell, 6-3, 296, senior, Chattanooga (2021)

DL - Josiah Silver, 6-2, 234, sophomore, New Hampshire

DL - Spencer Waege, 6-5, 278, senior, North Dakota State

LB - Jacob Dobbs, 6-0, 232, senior, Holy Cross (2021)

LB - Ryan Greenhagen 6-1, 245, grad, Fordham

LB - Isaiah Land 6-4, 215, senior, Florida A&M (2021)

LB - Patrick O'Connell, 6-2, 225, redshirt senior, Montana (2021)

LB - Stone Snyder, 6-3, 240, senior, VMI (2020)

DB - Anthony Adams, 6-0, 185, senior, Portland State (2019)

DB - Justin Ford, 6-2, 190, redshirt senior, Montana (2021)

DB - Ferlando Jordan, 6-0, 180, redshirt senior, Southeastern Louisiana

DB - Kedrick Whitehead, 5-11, 195, senior, Delaware (2020)

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK - Matthew Cook, 5-11, 180, junior, Northern Iowa

P - Grant Burkett, 6-1, 191, sophomore, Missouri State

LS - Robert Soderholm, 6-1, 230, senior, VMI

KR - Malik Flowers, 6-2, 200, redshirt senior, Montana

PR - Jah'Marae Sheread, 5-7, 175, redshirt senior, Florida A&M

AP - Ulonzo Gilliam Jr., 5-9, 189, senior, UC Davis

AP - Jacob Saylors, 5-11, 195, senior, ETSU

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SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

QB - Jason Shelley, 5-11, 197, senior, Missouri State

RB - Juwon Farri, 5-10, 195, redshirt senior, Monmouth

RB - Malik Grant, junior, 5-9, 200, senior, Sacred Heart

RB - Jaleel McLaughlin, 5-9, 195, senior, Youngstown State

WR - Avante Cox, 5-10, 170, senior, Southern Illinois (2020)

WR - Jakob Herres, 6-4, 225, grad, Richmond (2020)

TE - Kemari Averett, 6-6, 260, senior, Bethune-Cookman

TE - Ryan Miller, 6-2, 221, redshirt senior, Furman

OL - Noah Atagi, 6-4, 325, junior, Weber State

OL - Garret Greenfield, 6-6, 295, senior, South Dakota State (2020)

OL - Alex Jensen, 6-7, 280, senior, South Dakota

OL - Kyle Nunez, 6-2, 340, grad, Stony Brook

OL - Anderson Tomlin, 6-5, 296, redshirt senior, Furman

DEFENSE

DL - Brevin Allen, 6-4, 265, senior, Campbell

DL - Malik Hamm, 6-3, 260, senior, Lafayette

DL - Jeblonski Green, 6-3, 265, redshirt junior, South Carolina State

DL - Jordan Lewis, 6-3, 195, junior, Southern (2020)

DL - Clay Patterson, 6-3, 267, junior, Yale

DL - B.J. Thompson, 6-6, 210, senior, Stephen F. Austin

LB - Kelechi Anyalebechi, 6-0, 240, grad, UIW

LB - Adam Bock, 6-1, 215, sophomore, South Dakota State

LB - Spencer Cuvelier, 6-3, 245, redshirt senior, Northern Iowa

LB - David Hoage, 6-3, 250, junior, Northern Colorado

LB - Titus Leo, 6-4, 245, grad, Wagner

LB - Tristan Wheeler, 6-2, 228, redshirt junior, Richmond

DB - Zy Alexander, 6-3, 185, sophomore, Southeastern Louisiana

DB - Montrae Braswell, 6-0, 190, junior, Missouri State

DB - Robby Hauck, 5-10, 185, redshirt senior, Montana

DB - Michael Tutsie, 5-11, 193, senior, North Dakota State

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK - Kyle Sentkowski, 6-0, 209, senior, Sacramento State

P - Max Quick, 5-10, 185, junior, Stephen F. Austin

LS - Dalton Godfrey, 6-2, 230, senior, South Dakota

KR - Isaiah Bolden, 6-2, 205, senior, Jackson State

PR - Devron Harper, 5-9, 165, junior, Mercer (2020)

AP - Jake Chisholm, 5-9, 191, senior, Dayton

AP - Javon Williams Jr., 6-2, 245, junior, Southern Illinois (2020)

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THIRD TEAM

OFFENSE

QB - Trae Self, 6-4, 190, senior Stephen F. Austin

RB - Ailym Ford, 5-9, 213, junior, Chattanooga

RB - Geno Hess, 5-8, 209, senior, Southeast Missouri

RB - Ty Son Lawton, 5-10, 215, senior, Stony Brook

WR - Abdul-Fatai Ibrahim, 6-1, 190, senior, Alabama A&M

WR - Jaxon Janke, 6-3, 210, senior, South Dakota State

WR - Xavier Smith, 5-10, 170, grad, Florida A&M

TE - Marshel Martin, 6-2, 209, junior, Sacramento State

OL - Nick Correia, 6-6, 330, redshirt junior, Rhode Island

OL - Mark Evans II, 6-4, 295, senior, Arkansas-Pine Bluff

OL - Levi Nesler, 6-1, 318, redshirt senior, Murray State

OL - Jake Parks, 6-3, 285, senior, UC Davis

OL - Evan Roussel, 6-2, 290, sophomore, Nicholls

DEFENSE

DL - Ty French, 6-3, 230, junior, Gardner-Webb

DL - Jonathan Hammond, 6-2, 227, junior, Davidson

DL - Logan Jessup, 6-3, 255, junior, Central Arkansas

DL - VJ Malo, 6-1, 270, senior, Portland State

DL - Kevin Peprah, 6-2, 235, senior, Sacred Heart

DL - Markel Perry, 6-2, 220, redshirt senior, Sam Houston

LB - Ty Boeck, 6-1, 218, senior, Chattanooga

LB - John Ford II, 6-3, 230, grad, UT Martin

LB - Matthew Jackson, 6-2, 205, redshirt senior, Eastern Kentucky

LB - James Kaczor, 6-0, 212, senior, North Dakota State

LB - Trevor Williams, 5-9, 205, senior, Sam Houston

DB - Cole Coleman, 5-10, 193, senior, Elon

DB - Eddie Heckard, 5-10, 190, junior, Weber State

DB - Travis Hunter, 6-1, 165, freshman, Jackson State

DB - Deven Sims, 6-2, 200, redshirt senior, UT Martin

DB - Lance Wise, 5-8, 185, junior, Mercer

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK - Chris Campos, 5-10, 220, redshirt sophomore, Stephen F. Austin

P - Ryan Kost, 6-2, 200, grad, Monmouth

LS - Brian McNamara, 5-9, 190, senior, Sacred Heart

KR - Calvin Jones, 5-10, 175, sophomore, Western Carolina

PR - Jayden Price, 6-0, 197, senior, North Dakota State

AP - Narii Gaither, 5-10, 181, senior, Gardner-Webb

RB - Darius Hale, 5-11, 225, sophomore, Central Arkansas

AP - Tommy Mellott, 6-0, 195, sophomore, Montana State