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2022 KCAC Football All-Conference Selections Announced

KCAC Sports

 

WICHITA, Kan. (kcacsports.com) – The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2022 KCAC Football All-Conference honorees and individual award winners, as voted on by the conference’s football head coaches.

Southwestern College, Bethel College, and Avila University were co-champions of the KCAC this season, with each of those teams going 9-1 in conference play.

The KCAC Football Player of the Year award went to Jonathan White of McPherson College. White leads the KCAC and NAIA in rushing yards per game (159.7), is first in the KCAC and second in the NAIA in total rushing yards (1,437), and leads the KCAC and is tied for second in the NAIA in yards per carry (7.8).

Eli Williams of Avila was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year. Williams leads the conference in passing yards per game (159.2), total passing yards (1,751), and passing touchdowns (19).

Hennessey Thomas of the University of Saint Mary was named the KCAC Football Defensive Player of the Year. Thomas ranked second in the conference in total tackles (118) and tackles/game (11.8), was fourth in the conference in sacks (six), was first in the conference in total tackles for loss (19), forced three fumbles, and recovered four fumbles.

Gabriel Medrano of Southwestern was named the conference’s Special Teams Player of the Year, excelling in both the punting and kicking games. Medrano had 34 punts for 1,243 yards (a 36.6-yard average), with ten of those punts downed inside the 20-yard line. When it came to kicking, Medrano went 10-16 on field goals (63%; third in the conference), with a long field goal of 45 yards (tied for fifth in the conference), and converted 97% of his extra points (34-35). Medrano ranked second in the conference in scoring with 64 points.

Caleb Lambert of Sterling College was named the Dr. Ted Kessinger Champion of Character award recipient.

Charles Alexander, the defensive coordinator for Avila, was named the KCAC Football Assistant Coach of the Year, and the Eagles’ head coach, Marc Benavidez, was named the KCAC Football Coach of the Year by his peers.

Statistical information on the 2022 football season can be found here.

The full list of All-Conference first team, second team, and honorable mention winners, as voted on by the KCAC head football coaches, are listed below.

 


 

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

 

NAME INSTITUTION POSITION CLASS HOMETOWN
Eli Williams Avila University QB Fr. Sapulpa, Okla.
Jonathan White (U) McPherson College RB Sr. Fredricksburg, Va.
Malik Nesbitt (U) Avila University RB Sr. Savannah, Ga.
Nicholas Allsman Kansas Wesleyan University RB So. Belleville, Kan.
Jared Daniels Ottawa University RB Sr. Oglethorpe, Ga.
Zach Dressler Friends University FB Jr. Douglass, Kan.
Andrew Williams Avila University WR Sr. Fort Worth, Texas
Drevon Macon Kansas Wesleyan University WR Jr. Los Angeles, Calif.
Josh Edson Southwestern College WR Jr. Newton, Kan.
Layke Hoffman (U) Southwestern College TE Sr. Winfield, Kan.
Keegan Martin (U) Bethel College OL Sr. Yale, Okla.
Earon Garcia Southwestern College OL Sr. Wichita, Kan.
Noah Redcorn Friends University OL So. Wichita, Kan.
Cor’Darius Wright Avila University OL So. Jackson, La.
Jake Balderrama Kansas Wesleyan University OL Sr. Moreno Valley, Calif.

 

(U) designates a Unanimous First Team honoree.

 


 

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

 

NAME INSTITUTION POSITION CLASS HOMETOWN
Monte Toney Avila University DL Jr. Little Rock, Ark.
Cole Parker Kansas Wesleyan University DL Sr. Corning, Calif.
Doug Grider Bethel College DL So. Halstead, Kan.
Shane Rodriguez Southwestern College DL Sr. McLoud, Okla.
Hennessey Thomas University of Saint Mary LB Sr. Rayville, La.
Josh Seabolt Bethel College LB Sr. Cimarron, Kan.
Nik Furlow Avila University LB Sr. Blackwood, N.J.
Josh Carter Southwestern College LB Sr. Wichita, Kan.
Trey Palmer (U) Bethel College DB Sr. Pearland, Texas
Terrell Valentine Avila University DB Jr. Goldsboro, N.C.
Brenden Sanders Bethel College DB Jr. Round Rock, Texas
Devin Johnston Ottawa University DB Sr. Leavenworth, Kan.

 

(U) designates a Unanimous First Team honoree.

 


 

FIRST TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS

 

NAME INSTITUTION POSITION CLASS HOMETOWN
Brayden Francis Bethel College UTL Sr. Sedgwick, Kan.
Miguel Millan Kansas Wesleyan University P Jr. Lodi, Calif.
Aaron Main Kansas Wesleyan University K Sr. Tulsa, Okla.
Michael Banks McPherson College KR So. Fort Worth, Texas
Melvin Reid Avila University PR Sr. Winslow, N.J.

 


 

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

 

NAME INSTITUTION POSITION CLASS HOMETOWN
DJ Ciers Bethel College QB So. Houston, Texas
Mark Benjamin Kansas Wesleyan University RB So. Houston, Texas
Kashius McCray Bethel College RB So. Houston, Texas
Martez Jones II Southwestern College RB JR. St. Louis, Mo.
Chantz Scurry Bethel College FB Sr. Ardmore, Okla.
Brock Burnette Bethany College WR So. Davie, Fla.
Aidan Frieson McPherson College WR So. Cypress, Calif.
Brayden Francis Bethel College WR Sr. Sedgwick, Kan.
Paden Hazuga Kansas Wesleyan University TE Sr. San Diego, Calif.
Chris Shaw McPherson College OL So. Scotts Valley, Calif.
Jarren Hightower Kansas Wesleyan University OL Sr. Oklahoma City, Okla.
Grayson Snider Southwestern College OL Sr. Coweta, Okla.
Ryan Junkermeier Bethel College OL Sr. Plainville, Kan.
Cole Herman Bethel College OL So. Halstead, Kan.

 


 

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

 

NAME INSTITUTION POSITION CLASS HOMETOWN
Kourtney Craig Tabor College DL So. McPherson, Kan.
Chinedu Nwadike University of Saint Mary DL Sr. Oakland, Calif.
Andrew Sorenson Kansas Wesleyan University DL Sr. Manhattan, Kan.
Taeylon Garland McPherson College DL So. Fort Hood, Texas
AJ Hemphill Ottawa University LB So. Strasburg, Colo.
DeVante Gabriel Kansas Wesleyan University LB Jr. Spring, Texas
Kade Miller Bethel College LB Sr. Osborne, Kan.
Wyatt Leppke Tabor College LB Jr. Visalia, Calif.
Shaun Browder Kansas Wesleyan University DB Sr. St. Louis, Mo.
Nolan Ewing Friends University DB Sr. Spring Hill, Kan.
Riley Havird Southwestern College DB Sr. San Diego, Calif.
Landon Beecham University of Saint Mary DB So. Dallas, Texas

 


 

SECOND TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS

 

NAME INSTITUTION POSITION CLASS HOMETOWN
Wyatt Leppke Tabor College UTL Jr. Visalia, Calif.
Kevin Dodd McPherson College P So. Tecumseh, Okla.
Gabriel Medrano Southwestern College K Sr. El Paso, Texas
Melvin Reid Avila University KR Sr. Winslow, N.J.
Drevon Macon Kansas Wesleyan University PR Jr. Los Angeles, Calif.

 


 

HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE

 

NAME INSTITUTION POSITION CLASS HOMETOWN
Brad Cagle Southwestern College QB Sr.. San Diego, Calif.
Billy Maples Ottawa University QB Jr. Smithville, Mo.
Waylon Chance Friends University RB Sr. Valley Center, Kan.
Jaqulis Coleman Southwestern College RB Sr. Mansfield, Texas
James Reeder Ottawa University RB Sr. Lawrence, Kan.
Jakob Feil Tabor College RB So. McPherson, Kan.
Loagnn Freeman Avila University FB Sr. Las Vegas, Nev.
Justin Clatterbuck Kansas Wesleyan University FB So. Gilbert, Ariz.
Melvin Reid Avila University WR Sr. Winslow, N.J.
Robert Brooks III Avila University WR Fr. Miami, Fla.
Jermaine Ziegler Ottawa University WR Sr. Sarasota, Fla.
Ziyon Kenner Southwestern College WR Jr. Bowling Green, Ky.
David Timmons Sterling College WR Jr. Muskogee, Okla.
Jarien Allen Tabor College WR Fr. Tallahassee, Fla.
Deonte Hill Tabor College WR So. Temple Hills, Md.
Josh Walker University of Saint Mary WR Jr. Beaumont, Texas
Matt Holthusen Southwestern College WR Fr. Wichita, Kan.
Jaxson Douthit McPherson College TE So. Shawnee, Okla.
Isaac Gibson Ottawa University TE So. Bixby, Okla.
Tyler Dobbs Bethel College TE Jr. Parker, Colo.
Gerri-co Jenks Avila University OL Sr. Wai’anae, Hawaii
Liam Bryant Avila University OL Fr. Jackson, Mo.
Loggan Birch Bethel College OL So. Burleson, Texas
Alvin Poole McPherson College OL Sr. Houston, Texas
Daniel Sanchez Ottawa University OL So. Dallas, Texas
Trevar Koncher Ottawa University OL So. South Ogden, Utah
Ernesto Ponce Sterling College OL Sr. Fremont, Calif.
Ian Quiring Tabor College OL So. Saratoga Springs, Utah
Jared Collier Sterling College OL Sr. Hilmar, Calif.
Trace Ott Kansas Wesleyan University OL Sr. Orange Beach, Ala.
Stephen Acosta Friends University OL Sr. Clovis, N.M.
Dylan Frulla Avila University OL Fr. Cordova, Tenn.

 


 

HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE

 

NAME INSTITUTION POSITION CLASS HOMETOWN
Ishe Smith Avila University DL So. Las Vegas, Nev.
Lloydarius Garner Avila University DL So. Houston, Texas
Jario Castillo Jr. Bethel College DL So. Houston, Texas
John Henson Bethel College DL Sr. Bembrook, Texas
Key’on Dickerson Friends University DL So. Midwest City, Okla.
Josh King-Bradley Kansas Wesleyan University DL Fr. Mont Belvieu, Texas
Santino Gee Ottawa University DL Sr. Lawrence, Kan.
James Gladden Ottawa University DL So. Chattanooga, Tenn.
Jakharious Smith Southwestern College DL Sr. Grand Prairie, Texas
Darren Hicks Jr. Southwestern College DL Sr. Haughton, La.
Flinders Cameron Sterling College DL So. Canberra, Australia
Tyree Jenkins University of Saint Mary DL Jr. Roseville, Calif.
Caden Bailey Sterling College DL Sr. Sallisaw, Okla.
Ricardo Garcia Kansas Wesleyan University DL Jr. Reno, Nev.
Tylor Morehead Southwestern College DL Sr. Webb City, Mo.
Kale Mog McPherson College DL Jr. Hutchinson, Kan.
Amani Peoples Bethel College DL Sr. Miami, Fla.
Joey Mars Avila University LB So. Piedmont, Okla.
Jose Bautista Avila University LB So. Tampa, Fla.
Julian Carpenter Bethany College LB So. Phoenix, Ariz.
Shamarius Davis Friends University LB So. Birmingham, Ala.
Ricco Moore Kansas Wesleyan University LB Jr. Ocean Springs, Miss.
Teegan Shepard McPherson College LB So. Perkins, Okla.
Marquis Willoughby McPherson College LB Jr. Brooklyn, N.Y.
Cory Chairs McPherson College LB So. New Orleans, La.
Drew Smith Southwestern College LB Sr. Paola, Kan.
Hunter Pullen Sterling College LB So. Henrietta, Texas
Brooks Gardner Tabor College LB So. Hillsboro, Kan.
DJ Mickell Avila University LB So. El Paso, Texas
Kaleb Hamblin McPherson College LB So. Riverton, Utah
Javon Taylor Avila University DB Sr. New Haven, Conn.
Ke’Tron Jones Avila University DB So. Jackson, La.
Grant Godsey Bethel College DB Jr. Centerton, Ark.
Phillip Williams Bethel College DB Sr. Houston, Texas
Braden Gordon Friends University DB Jr. Bakersfield, Calif.
Troy Wiseman McPherson College DB Fr. Conway, Ark.
Kevin Wade Ottawa University DB Jr. Fontana, Calif.
Kyle Reynolds Ottawa University DB Sr. Farmington, N.M.
Taveon Williamson Southwestern College DB Jr. Fayetteville, Ark.
Travon Crockett Southwestern College DB Sr. Dallas, Texas
Deven Davis-Rodgers Sterling College DB Jr. Needville, Texas
Charles Jones Tabor College DB Fr. Manhattan, Kan.
Garrett Carter University of Saint Mary DB Sr. Elk Grove, Calif.
Angelo Trujillo University of Saint Mary DB Sr. San Diego, Calif.
Jakoby Smith Friends University DB Sr. Texarkana, Texas
Gunnar Reiss Tabor College DB Sr. McPherson, Kan.
Jaxon Curtis University of Saint Mary DB So. Clarkson, Utah

 


 

HONORABLE MENTION SPECIAL TEAMS

 

NAME INSTITUTION POSITION CLASS HOMETOWN
JaQuez Snell Avila University UTL Fr. Atlanta, Ga.
Ricco Moore Kansas Wesleyan University UTL Jr. Ocean Springs, Miss.
Aaron Cyrus McPherson College UTL So. Carrollton, Texas
Gabriel Medrano Southwestern College UTL Sr. El Paso, Texas
Kaivon Mortazavi Avila University K So. Sapulpa, Okla.
Bobby Schmidt Friends University K Sr. Sapulpa, Okla.
Lewis McMullen Ottawa University K Fr. Olathe, Kan.
Luis Franco Sterling College K Jr. Kingman, Kan.
Gabriel Medrano Southwestern College P Sr. El Paso, Texas
Mason Cobb Sterling College P Fr. West Monroe, La.
Brandon Cano Tabor College P Fr. Lufkin, Texas
Julian Jackson Bethel College KR Jr. Columbia, S.C.
Devin Johnston Ottawa University KR Sr. Leavenworth, Kan.
Martez Jones II Southwestern College KR Jr. St. Louis, Mo.
Trey Palmer Bethel College PR Sr. Pearland, Texas
Devin Johnston Ottawa University PR Sr. Leavenworth, Kan.
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