Headlining the InstantScouting 2017 Top Football Championship Subdivision Senior Offensive Lineman List is North Carolina A&T’s talented All-American left tackle Brandon Parker.
Parker has captured the warranted attention of NFL teams. Parker, a four-year starter, has never surrendered a sack in his career and has only been flagged four times in 36 games played. Parker is the reigning two-time Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year. He is also a three-time All-MEAC selection with two-first team nods and one third-team mention. Nationally, he was named first-team All-American by STATS FCS in 2016, and he is a two-time Black College Football All-American.
Position, Name, Class, School, Hometown, Ht & Wt
OL Jacob Ohnesorge, Senior, South Dakota State, Waunakee, Wisconsin, 6’3, 300 lbs
Honored on All-America and all-Missouri Valley Football Conference teams … selected as a team Offensive Player of the Week for efforts against Western Illinois and in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at North Dakota State.
OL Justin Lea, Senior, Jacksonville State, Henagar, Alabama, 6’4, 290 lbs
Started every game for the second straight year…one of four JSU lineman named first team all-conference as only the third time in OVC history that four of the five first team lineman came from the same school…opened lanes for an offense that set single season school records in passing yards (3,102) and rushing yards (4,511)…the record 7,613 yards of total offense was the first time JSU had ever eclipsed 7,000 yards…assisted a line that powered through for a school record 53 rushing touchdowns allowed JSU backs to become the fourth best rushing attack in the country.
OL Aaron Stinnie, Senior, James Madison, Charlottesville, Virginia, 6’5, 290 lbs
Started all 15 games at left tackle… HERO Sports FCS Second Team All-American… First Team All-CAA Offensive Lineman… ECAC First Team All-Star… VaSID First Team All-State… Roanoke Times Second Team All-State… Part of an offensive line that set JMU and CAA single-season records in scoring (700), rushing offense (4,125), total offense (7,612) and first downs (380)… Offense led the FCS in completion percentage (70.8%), team pass efficiency (181.69) and first downs… Also ranked second in scoring (46.7), third in total offense (507.5), fourth in third-down conversions (50%), fifth in rushing (275.0) and 10th in turnovers lost (13)… JMU produced more than 50 points in six games this season with an average win margin at 25.5 points per game… Named JMU’s Offensive Lineman of the Year.
OL Brandon Parker, Senior, North Carolina A&T, Kannapolis, North Carolina, 6’7, 309 lbs
A top of NFL prospect, the 2017 preseason accolades poured in … Earned STATS first-team All-American honors after the 2016 season … Earned his second straight MEAC Offensive Lineman of the Year award … Also earned his second straight Black College Football All-American honor from the American Urban Radio Networks … He is a three-time All-MEAC selection, twice being named first-team all-conference … Behind Parker the Aggies have the MEAC’s No. 1 rushing offense for three straight seasons … In 2017, the Aggies ranked No. 1 in the conference in 3rd down conversion, total first downs, rushing offense, scoring offense, fewest tackles for loss allowed, fewest sacks allowed and total offense.
OL Timon Parris, Senior, Stony Brook, Floral Park, New York, 6’5, 310 lbs
Started all 11 games at left tackle…Named first team All-CAA Football…Garnered second tea FCS STATS All-American honors…Has started all 33 games of his career.
OL Randin Crecelius, Senior, Portland State, Lake Stevens, Washington, 6’5, 305 lbs
One of the most experienced and talented players on the team… should be a force again this season and one of the best offensive lineman in the Big Sky Conference… excellent size and strength… has started 15 games in a row and 20 overall entering the 2017 season.
OL Robert Luke, Senior, Montana, Tacoma, Washington, 6’4, 316 lbs
Luke played in nine games on the offensive line in his junior season… Awarded the John Kolendich Memorial Scholarship at the annual Lindsay Awards Banquet.
OL AJ Bolden, Senior, James Madison, Buffalo, New York, 6’3, 315 lbs
Started all 15 games at left guard… Part of an offensive line that set JMU and CAA single-season records in scoring (700), rushing offense (4,125), total offense (7,612) and first downs (380)… Offense led the FCS in completion percentage (70.8%), team pass efficiency (181.69) and first downs… Also ranked second in scoring (46.7), third in total offense (507.5), fourth in third-down conversions (50%), fifth in rushing (275.0) and 10th in turnovers lost (13)… JMU produced more than 50 points in six games this season with an average win margin at 25.5 points per game… Dean’s List (Spring 2017).
OL Ben Huss, Senior, Duquesne, Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, 6’2, 310 lbs
Huss, who was named to the preseason All-NEC team two weeks ago, has earned All-NEC honors in each of his first three seasons (second team in 2014 and first team in 2015 & 2016). A three-year starter, Huss anchored an offensive line that helped the Dukes average 429 yards per game in 2016 (168.5 per game on the ground and 260.5 in the air). The 6-2, 307-pound guard has helped clear the way for 13 100-yard rushing games by four different backs over the past two seasons.
OL Austin Kuhnert, Senior, North Dakota State, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 6’4, 303 lbs
Started the final 12 games of the year at center after serving a two-game suspension for academic reasons…Part of an offensive line that led the Missouri Valley Football Conference in fewest sacks and tackles for loss allowed per game…The Bison ranked third nationally in TFLs allowed (3.64) and 10th in fewest sacks (1.07)…Named MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week after recording six knockdowns and grading out at 100 percent on assignment as the Bison rushed for 240 yards in a win against Youngstown State.
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