By: Daniel Krywaruczenko @Fball_Analytics, September 12, 2018
Headlining the InstantScouting 2018 Elite Class: D2 – Defensive Backs is Senior Darius Williams of Colorado State University Pueblo.
Williams was voted to the D2CCA All-America First Team … AFCA All-America Second Team … D2Football.com All-America First Team … Don Hansen All-America Second Team … D2CCA All-Region First Team … Don Hansen All-Super Region Four First Team … All-RMAC First Team … All-NFFCC First Team … Cliff Harris Award Finalist … Williams finished the regular season T-2nd in NCAA Division II for interceptions with eight, which is also a CSU-Pueblo program record … Returned those eight interceptions for 176 yards (5th in Division II) and three touchdowns (T-1st in Division II) … Added nine pass break-ups to finish 2nd in the RMAC in passes defended (17), which also ranks T-23rd nationally … Compiled 46 tackles (34 solo) with 4.5 tackles for loss (-13 yards) and a sack (-6 yards) … Forced a fumble in the playoff game at Minnesota State (Nov. 18) … Named RMAC Player of the Week once in 2017 … CSU-Pueblo finished the regular season 4th nationally in both interceptions (21) and team passing efficiency defense (88.95) and were 10th in scoring defense (14.3 ppg) and total defense (273.5 ypg).
Position, Name, Class, School, Hometown, Ht & Wt
DB Chris Johnson, Senior, North Alabama, Birmingham, AL, 6’3″ 200
Consensus All-American DB who had 50 tackles, 6 interceptions, and 3 pass breakups for North Alabama.
DB Dejuan Neal, Senior, Shepherd, Shady Side, MD, 6’0″ 190
Had 30 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 6 pass breakups earning 1st Team All-MEC honors at Shepherd.
DB Stephen Turner, Senior, Fairmont State, Clinton, MD, 6’0″ 225
Earned 1st Team All-MEC honors for second consecutive season having 58 tackles and 4 interceptions at the University of Charleston.
DB Doyin Jibowu, Senior, Fort Hays State, Denver, CO, 6’2″ 190
1st Team All-MIAA Fort Hays State DB had 5 interceptions and 9 pass breakups.
DB Nick Athy, Senior, Bentley, Holliston, MA, 5’11” 205
Bentley DB had 76 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, and 3 interceptions earning All-NE10 first team honors.
DB Gunner Olszewski, Senior, Bemidji State, Alvin, TX, 5’10” 170
NSIC North Division Defensive Player of the Year recorded 67 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, and 1 interception for Bemidji State.
DB John Vogeler, Senior, Bemidji State, Alexandria, MN, 6’3″ 212
Bemidji State DB totaled 46 tackles with 5 interceptions as he earned 1st Team All-NSIC North Division honors.
DB Isaiah Flamer, Senior, Lock Haven, Coatesville, PA, 5’9″ 180
Had 79 tackles with 4 interceptions earning All-PSAC East first team honors.
DB Richard Sheler, Senior, Shippensburg, D.C., 5’11” 200
DB recorded 60 tackles and 4 interceptions on Shippensburg earning 1st Team All-PSAC East honors.
DB Donell Pleasant, Senior, Fort Lewis, San Diego, CA, 5’10 216
All-RMAC 1st Team DB had 42 solo tackles and intercepted 4 passes on Fort Lewis.
DB Darius Williams, Senior, CSU-Pueblo, Pine, CO, 6’0″ 195
Won numerous All-American honors after compiling 46 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and 8 interceptions for CSU-Pueblo.
DB Kaleb Silva, Senior, Assumption, Revere, MA, 6’0″ 200
Assumption College DB had 46 tackles including 6 tackles for loss and 3 sacks earning 1st Team All-NE10.
DB Tyler Hasty, Senior, Central Washington, Bellevue, WA, 6’0″ 190
Former Oregon State Beaver recorded 47 tackles and 8 interceptions earning All-NWC First Team honors at Central Washington.
DB Dante Redwood, Senior, Mercyhurst, North Ridgeville, OH, 5’10” 185
Recorded 51 tackles and 2 interceptions at Mercyhurst earning 1st Team All-PSAC West honors.
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