- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

The 2016 Associated Press FCS All-America team:

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback - Jeremiah Briscoe, junior, 6-foot-3, 209 pounds, Sam Houston State.

Running backs - Chase Edmonds, junior, 5-9, 205, Fordham; Tarik Cohen, senior, 5-6, 170, North Carolina A&T; State.

Linemen - Julie’n Davenport, senior, 6-7, 315, Bucknell; Jessamen Dunker, senior, 6-5, 290, Tennessee State; Zach Johnson, senior, 6-4, 331, North Dakota State; Landon Lechler, senior, 6-7, 298, North Dakota State; Mitchell Kirsch, 6-6, 300, senior, James Madison.

Tight end - Dallas Goedert, junior, 6-4, 250, South Dakota State.

Wide receivers - Cooper Kupp, senior, 6-2, 215, Eastern Washington; Karel Hamilton, senior, 6-1, 205, Samford.

All-purpose player - Detrez Newsome, junior, 5-10, 210, Western Carolina.

Kicker - Griffin Trau, sophomore, 5-8, 180, Richmond.

DEFENSE

Linemen - P.J. Hall, junior, 6-1, 280, Sam Houston State; Karter Schult, senior, 6-4, 269, Northern Iowa; Tanoh Kpassagnon, senior, 6-7, 290, Villanova; Darius Jackson, junior, 6-3, 237, Jacksonville State

Linebackers - Dylan Cole, senior, 6-1, 240, Missouri State; Alex Scearce, senior, 6-3, 220, Coastal Carolina; Darius Leonard, junior, 6-3, 220, South Carolina State.

Defensive backs - Donald Payne, senior, 6-0, 223, Stetson; Cole Reyes, junior, 6-2, 215, North Dakota; Lorenzo Jerome, senior, 6-0, 195, Saint Francis (Pa.); Dee Delaney, junior, 6-1, 193, The Citadel.

Punter - Miles Bergner, senior, 6-0, 225, South Dakota.

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SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback - Gage Gubrud, sophomore, Eastern Washington.

Running backs - Khalid Abdullah, senior, James Madison; Jonah Hodges, senior, San Diego.

Linemen - Corey Levin, senior, Chattanooga; Erik Austell, senior, Charleston Southern; Brandon Parker, junior, North Carolina A&T; State; Casey Dunn, senior, Jacksonville State; Nick Demes, senior, Penn.

Tight end - Eric Saubert, senior, Drake.

Wide receivers - Brian Brown, senior, Richmond; Kamron Lewis, sophomore, St. Francis (Pa.).

All-purpose player - Rashard Davis, senior, James Madison.

Kicker - Lane Clark, sophomore, Tennessee State.

DEFENSE

Linemen - Donovan McCray, senior, Grambling State; Keionta Davis, senior, Chattanooga; Anthony Ellis, junior, Charleston Southern; Derek Rivers, senior, Youngstown State.

Linebackers - Christian Kuntz, senior, Duquesne; Folarin Orimolade , senior, Dartmouth; Brett Taylor, junior, Western Illinois

Defensive backs - Mike Basile, junior, Monmouth; Casey DeAndrade, senior, New Hampshire; Deion Harris, junior, North Dakota; LeRoy Alexander, senior, Youngstown State.

Punter - Jake Ryder, senior, Towson.

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THIRD TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback - Devlin Hodges, sophomore, Samford.

Running backs - Lenard Tillery, senior, Southern; Lorenzo Long, senior, Wofford.

Linemen - Taylor Gadbois, senior, Southeastern Louisiana; Anton Wahrby, senior, Wofford; Mark Spelman, senior, Illinois State; Jerry Ugokwe, senior, William & Mary; Max Rich, senior, Harvard.

Tight end - Andrew Vollert, junior, Weber State.

Wide receivers - Jake Wieneke, junior, South Dakota State; Troy Pelletier, junior, Lehigh.

All-purpose player - Jody Webb, senior, Youngstown State.

Kicker - Erik Medina, senior, Texas Southern.

DEFENSE

Linemen - Pat Afriyie, junior, Colgate; Samson Ebukam, senior, Eastern Washington; Greg Menard, junior, North Dakota State; Winston Craig, senior, Richmond.

Linebackers - Garrett Dolan, junior, Houston Baptist; Darien Anderson, senior, Alcorn State; Chad Geter, senior, Gardner-Webb.

Defensive backs - Nick Gesualdi, junior, Cornell; Danny Johnson, junior, Southern; Xavier Coleman, senior, Portland State; Jaylen Hill, senior, Jacksonville State.

Punter - Tate Lewis, senior, Southern Utah.

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