|Chris Alvarez is on the
relatively short list.
Rowan athletics photo
The Collegiate Development Football League has joined up with D3football.com to present the 2014 D3 Senior Classic Super Senior Watch List. The list, honoring the top seniors heading into the 2014 Division III football season, was selected by the 2014 D3 Senior Classic bowl committee and the Team America coaching staff. It is based upon player nominations and evaluations made by college coaches, college sports information directors, regional scouts, and media.
The selected players are on the watch list for invitation to the 2014 D3 Senior Classic. The all-star game pits two teams of Division III seniors against each other, and will be played in December 2014, marking the game’s sixth season.
In addition, these players will be evaluated for selection to the roster of Team America, which will represent the USA in scheduled international games in 2015. Team America is the only privately funded USA national team representing free agents and promoting American football on an international level. The 2015 schedule includes contests in New York, Grand Cayman Island, and Myrtle Beach.
“Everyone here at the CDFL is excited about the 2014 season,” said George St. Lawrence. “Good luck to all the D3 senior players. We hope you have great games, great success, and great memories ahead in the 2014 season!”
“This is going to be a great season. We look forward to seeing these top seniors in action this season and seeing who plays in this year’s D3 Senior Classic,” said D3football.com executive editor Pat Coleman.
In 2014 more than 300 players participated in the CDFL’s Player Scout Bowl Series consisting of four games designed to showcase senior talent on the FCS, D2, D3 and NAIA levels. The National scouting Showcase is the nation’s premier scouting opportunity for post-collegiate players. It is held annually, in December, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. To learn more about the 2014 D3 Senior Classic and other CDFL events please visit www.playCDFL.com.
Note: Only graduating seniors in 2014 are eligible for the preseason teams, which follow.
OL Steven Schultz, Linfield
OL Lucas Skibba, UW-Whitewater
OL Bubba Friedlund, Bethel
OL Ali Marpet, Hobart
OL Spencer Clark, Wheaton (Ill.)
RB Cartel Brooks, Heidelberg
RB Brandon Marquardt, Bethel (Minn.)
FB Mike Budness, Trinity (Conn.)
WR John Babin, Cortland State
WR Jake Kumerow, UW-Whitewater
WR Luc Meacham, Mount Union
TE Michael Long, Muhlenberg
RET Justin Howard, UW-Whitewater
K Andrew Franks, RPI
LB Sean Preish, St. John Fisher
P Ryan Falaguerra, Western Connecticut
QB Nash Nance, Hampden-Sydney
LB Deshon Kinsey, Mary Hardin-Baylor
P Kyle Hamby, Salisbury
QB Erik Peterson, Bethel
LB Mike Juberian, Augsburg
P Nate Ray, UW-Oshkosh
QB Noah Jesko, Austin
LB Austin Hansard, Birmingham-Southern
P Tyler Brandenburg, Texas Lutheran
Players to watch in 2014: Offense
QB Drew Frenette, Endicott
QB Matt Behrendt, UW-Whitewater
QB Michael Lahey, Chapman
RB Mike Reeves, Wisconsin Lutheran
RB Jacob Wright, Bridgewater (Va.)
RB Craig Needhammer, Lycoming
FB Nick Dawson, Wilkes
WR Matthew Green, Bridgewater State
WR Collis Brown, Coast Guard
WR Kyle Warner, Pacific Lutheran
WR Anthony Acevedo, Utica
WR Peter Sorenson, North Central (Ill.)
TE Casey Hippert, Worcester State
TE Kyle Crawford, Austin
OL Lathan Bass, Coe
OL Chris Brinkmeier, Wartburg
OL Aaron Hinkle, Redlands
OL Ben Primes, Rhodes
OL Cody Kovach, Austin
OL Jam Krebs, Framingham State
OL Dominique Ravenell, Dubuque
OL Paul Hurley, Salve Regina