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Seven earn Phil Steele Freshman All-America honors
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 12/21/2017
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CLEVELAND – Seven Southern Conference football student-athletes earned Freshman All-America honors from Phil Steele on Wednesday, with three offensive linemen landing first-team spots.

A pair of Citadel offensive linemen, Jonathan Cole and Jon Barrett Lewis, earned first-team honors, as did Chattanooga OL Cole Strange.

Furman put a pair of defenders on the second team in offensive lineman Reed Kroeber and linebacker Reynard Ellis. Western Carolina tight end Owen Cosenke and Samford offensive lineman Mike Williams also took second-team distinction.

2017 FCS FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAMS

OFFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: RB Zane Dudek, Yale
DEFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: LB Bryson Armstrong, Kennesaw State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: LB Bryson Armstrong, Kennesaw State

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
WR Austin Mitchell, Southeastern Louisiana
WR Rashid Shaheed, Weber State
WR Isaiah Weston, UNI
TE Trae Barry, Jacksonville State
OL Connor Mignone, Central Connecticut State
OL Cole Strange, Chattanooga
OL Jonathan Cole, The Citadel
OL Jon Barrett Lewis, The Citadel
OL Tyler Downs, Weber State
QB Daniel Smith, Campbell
RB Zane Dudek, Yale
RB Pete Guerriero, Monmouth

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DL Anthony Knighton, Southern Illinois
DL Brian Carter, New Hampshire
DL Colby Ritten, Richmond
DL Nathan Schultz, South Dakota
LB Bryson Armstrong, Kennesaw State
LB Jabril Cox, North Dakota State
LB Glenn Cunningham, Fordham
LB Jaron Grayer, Maine
DB Franklin McCain, North Carolina A&T
DB CJ Wall, Princeton
DB Vincent Sellers, Tennessee State
DB Mark Williams, Eastern Illinois

FIRST TEAM SPECIALISTS
K Trey Tuttle, Weber State
P Michael Turk, Lafayette
RS Rashid Shaheed, Weber State

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
WR Kortez Weeks, Elon
WR Landen Measom, Southern Utah
WR Aulden Knight, Hampton
TE Owen Cosenke, Western Carolina
OL Mason Scheidegger, South Dakota
OL Reed Kroeber, Furman
OL Mike Williams, Samford
OL Tyler Ciurej, South Dakota
OL Drew Himmelman, Illinois State
QB Gresch Jensen, Montana
RB Troy Anderson, Montana State
RB Torrance Marable, Presbyterian

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DL Nathan Grant, Central Arkansas
DL Logan McCormick, North Dakota State
DL Jordan Berner, Southern Illinois
DL Ike Onwuasoanya, Texas Southern
LB Reynard Ellis, Furman
LB Simeon Page, Bucknell
LB Troy Anderson, Montana State
LB Colby Reeder, Delaware
DB Xavior Williams, Northern Iowa
DB Jaylen Thomas, Sam Houston State
DB Bryan Cook, Howard
DB Jalen Russell, Southern Utah

SECOND TEAM SPECIALISTS
K Zach Elder, Prairie View A&M
P Harry O’Kelly, James Madison
RS Cade Johnson, South Dakota State

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