KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fifteen KCAC football players were recognized on one of the three 2021 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) NAIA Coaches’ All-America Teams, the AFCA announced on December 13.

The 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.

The AFCA’s NAIA-EUR^All-America Selection Committee is made up of two head coaches from each of the AFCA’s seven districts, one of whom serves as a district chairman, along with another head coach who serves as the chairman of the selection committee. The coaches in each district are responsible for ranking the top players in their respective districts prior to a conference call between the district chairmen and the committee chairman on which the team is chosen.

Three KCAC athletes, all linemen, were named to the All-America First Team. Keegan Martin of Bethel and Jarren Hightower of Kansas Wesleyan were honored as offensive linemen on the First Team, while Jacob Garcia of Ottawa was one of the defensive linemen named to the First Team.

Twelve KCAC athletes were on the AFCA honorable mention squad, with six on offense and six on defense.

The following were named to the Honorable Mention offense:

Isaiah Randalle, QB, Kansas WesleyanMalik Nesbitt, RB, AvilaChantz Scurry, RB, BethelKeyshawn Jones, WR, SouthwesternStevie Williams, WR, Kansas WesleyanJanson Robeson, TE, Sterling

The following were named to the Honorable Mention defense:

Cole Parker, DL, Kansas WesleyanJosh Seabolt, LB, BethelColby Johnson, LB, OttawaTrey Palmer, DB, BethelDevin Johnston, DB, OttawaKwame Sexton, DB, Sterling

2021 AFCA NAIA Coaches’ All-America Team – First Team

OffensePos.NameSchoolHometown (High School)QBJoe DolincheckMorningside (Iowa)Bellevue, Neb. (West)RB#JD WoodsBaker (Kan.)Lawrence, Kan. (Lawrence)RBMarques BurgessKeiser (Fla.)Fort Pierce, Fla. (Westwood)WR*Jon ColeArizona ChristianDallas, Tex. (Trinity Christian)WRJaquan EbronBluefield (Va.)Charlotte, N.C. (West Mecklenburg)WRJohnny WilliamMarian (Ind.)Indianapolis, Ind. (Pike)OL*Keegan MartinBethel (Kan.)Yale, Okla. (Yale)OLJarren HightowerKansas WesleyanOklahoma City, Okla. (Westmoore)C*Matt DeyDickinson St. (N.D.)Sidney, Mont. (Sidney)OL#Andrew RupcichCulver-Stockton (Mo.)Wonder Lake, Ill. (McHenry)OL*Alex HuismanDordt (Iowa)Pella, Iowa (Christian)DefensePos.NameSchoolHometown (High School)DLSage DeLongEastern OregonVale, Ore. (Vale)DLDevin AdamsPeru St. (Neb.)Pembroke Pines, Fla. (Miramar)DLJace CappsCumberland (Tenn.)Norcross, Ga. (Peachtree Ridge)DL*Jacob GarciaOttawa (Kan.)Corpus Christi, Tex. (W.B. Ray)LB*Jason FreemanOlivet Nazarene (Ill.)Zion, Ill. (Benton)LB*Lane NapierConcordia (Neb.)David City, Neb. (Aquinas Catholic)LB*DJ WhiteGeorgetown (Ky.)Madisonville, Ky. (North Hopkins)DBNoah GuseDakota St. (S.D.)Madison, S.D. (Madison)DBJustin JohnsonIndiana WesleyanIndianapolis, Ind. (Marion)DBRobert CarterLindsey Wilson (Ky.)Lilburn, Ga. (Parkview)DBJaylen CowleyMissouri BaptistRaytown, Mo. (South)SpecialistsPos.NameSchoolHometown (High School)PCasey RauchConcordia (Mich.)Alexandria, Ky. (Campbell County)PKNathan HamiltonGrand View (Iowa)Bettendorf, Iowa (Pleasant Valley)APShamar MorelandOttawa (Ariz.)Phoenix, Ariz. (Betty Fairfax)

*-2021 Spring AFCA All-American
#-2019-21 Spring AFCA All-American

2021 AFCA NAIA Coaches’ All-America Team – Second Team

OffensePos.NameSchoolHometown (High School)QB*Cameron DukesLindsey Wilson (Ky.)Shepherdsville, Ky. (Bullitt Central)RBKeaton DudikSAGU (Tex.)Waco, Tex. (China Springs)RBIsaiah WrightUnion (Ky.)Harriman, Tenn. (Florence)WR*Reid JurgensmeierMorningside (Iowa)Wahoo, Neb. (Bishop Neumann)WRCade MoserNorthwestern (Iowa)Rock Valley, Iowa (Community)WRCaleb TanisMidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)Independence, Mo. (Van Horn)OL*Kel Lee McPeckArizona ChristianMentone Beach, Calif. (Redlands)OLAndrew CarterCarroll (Mont.)Gooding, Idaho (Gooding)C$Dustin RiveraOttawa (Ariz.)Buckeye, Ariz. (Buckeye)OLAnthony SaroSt. Xavier (Ill.)Chicago, Ill. (Notre Dame Prep)OLJason HahlbeckMorningside (Iowa)O’Neil, Neb. (O’Neil)DefensePos.NameSchoolHometown (High School)DL*Teon BurroughsReinhardt (Ga.)Folkston, Ga. (Charlton County)DLTy BarbazonDoane (Neb.)Ocala, Fla. (Westport)DLAndrew FoersterConcordia (Mich.)Swartz Creek, Mich. (Lake Fenton)DL*Marcus OmosuleGeorgetown (Ky.)Miamisburg, Ohio (Miamisburg)LBKole MurlinSiena Heights (Mich.)Celina, Ohio (Celina)LBDalton HuffmanCulver-Stockton (Mo.)Hannibal, Mo. (Hannibal)LBLuke BowmanLindsey Wilson (Ky.)Louisville, Ky. (Central)DB#Sage Chen-YoungKeiser (Fla.)Wellington, Fla. (Wellington)DBSidney PorterSt. Thomas (Fla.)Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Cardinal Gibbons)DBCole RollingerGrand View (Iowa)Eldridge, Iowa (North Scott)DB*Noah Van’t HofNorthwestern (Iowa)Lester, Iowa (West Lyon)SpecialistsPos.NameSchoolHometown (High School)PCaleb NielsenDakota St. (S.D.)Waverly, Neb. (Waverly)PKChase CarterMorningside (Iowa)Knoxville, Iowa (Pella)APScott TumiltySt. Francis (Ill.)Villa Park, Ill. (Willowbrook)

*-2021 Spring AFCA All-American
#-2019-21 Spring AFCA All-American
$-2018-19-21 Spring AFCA All-American

2021 NAIA Coaches’ All-America Team – Honorable Mentions

Pos.NameSchoolQBIsaiah RandalleKansas WesleyanQBSam TumiltySt. Francis (Ill.)QBJohnny SullivanGrandviewQBJon JundMontana-WesternQBMarco AguinayaBakerQBNate DickRocky MountainQBNathan HerstichBluefieldRBMalik NesbittAvilaRBChantz ScurryBethel (Kan.)RBKe’von JohnsonRooseveltRBNick CalzarettaCollege of IdahoRBBen ShermanWilliam PennWRBrayden SmithIndiana WesleyanWRKeyshawn JonesSouthwestern (Kan.)WRNate SimkinsMontana-WesternWRTyger FryeDickinson StateWRAntonio StricklandBluefieldWRKatavious TaylorCentral MethodistWRStevie WilliamsKansas WesleyanWRJames DixonBethel (Tenn.)WRJalen DunniganOlivet NazareneWRJoshua JenkinsAve MariaWRO’Vauntay VickersJudsonTEJanson RobesonSterlingTEGarrett SchardtConcordia (Neb.)OLHayden EvansSAGUOLJohn CanoReinhardtOLMoses HicksMidlandOLRay LewisSoutheasternDLJaleel HallowaySt. XavierDLWill MilesCentral MethodistDLDrake RodriguezSAGUDLMarshaun JonesValley City StateDLAdrian JohnsonTexas WesleyanDLCole ParkerKansas WesleyanDLGabriel Jacon-DuffyPointDLChase Van WyckEastern OregonDLRiley GerhardtValley City StateLBDylan WamplerMontana St-NorthernLBJalen JamesBenedictine (Kan.)LBTyler WingertMorningsideLBCody ReicheltDakota WesleyanLBDylan MartinezCollege of IdahoLBJosh SeaboltBethel (Kan.)LBParker FryarNorthwestern (Iowa)LBMarc ViechecSoutheastern (Fla.)LBColby JohnsonOttawa (Kan.)DBTrey PalmerBethel (Kan.)DBDevin JohnstonOttawa (Kan.)DBBryson BriggsBakerDBNathan KabongoDordtDBAthanie LeeviraphanEvangelDBKwame SextonSterlingPAustin BohnOttawa (Ariz.)PElgin PhillipsThomas More

See also:

–KCAC–