D3football.com 2017 All-South Region Team

Jesse Zubik
By Andrew Zavoina for d3photography.com 

Mamadou Soumahoro and Jesse Zubik lead the D3football.com 2017 All-South Region team. Soumahoro was named South Region Defensive Player of the Year, while Zubik was named the South Region Offensive Player of the Year.

The 2017 D3football.com All-Region teams are presented by the City of Salem, hosts of Stagg Bowl XLV, to be played on Friday, Dec. 15, in Salem, Virginia. Tickets are on sale now for Stagg Bowl XLV at Ticketmaster and the Salem Civic Center. Call 540-375-3004 to charge by phone or purchase online through Ticketmaster.

Berry coach Tony Kunczewski, who led the Vikings to a perfect 10-0 regular season and a playoff win in the program’s fifth year of existence, is the South Region Coach of the Year. It’s his first selection as a D3football.com regional Coach of the Year.

Soumahoro, a senior from Lawrenceville, Georgia, recorded 14 sacks and forced two fumbles from his defensive end position in helping lead Berry to the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. He finished the season with 57 tackles, 38 of them solo, including 15 tackles for loss, four pass breakups and two blocked kicks.

Zubik, a senior from Sewickley, Pennsylvania, is the Presidents’ all-time leading receiver, holding school career records in receptions, yards and touchdowns. He finished the season with 84 catches for 1,408 yards with 17 touchdowns, despite Washington & Jefferson’s starting quarterback missing two-plus games with an injury.

The teams, selected in balloting by South Region sports information directors and D3football.com staff, were chosen from 240 nominations by Division III member schools. A total of 75 players were chosen. Players nominated for All-Region are eligible to be considered for D3football.com All-America honors, which will be announced the evening of Dec. 15, in D3football.com’s pregame coverage for Stagg Bowl XLV .

D3football.com 2017 All-South Region Team

Offensive Player of the Year: Jesse Zubik, WR, Washington & Jefferson

Defensive Player of the Year: Mamadou Soumahoro, DE, Berry

Coach of the Year: Tony Kunczewski, Berry

First Team Offense      
Pos. Player School Yr. Hometown
QB Miles Thompson Hendrix So. Lucas, Texas
RB Jaquan Hemphill Hardin-Simmons Jr. Coleman, Texas
RB Josh Breece Washington & Lee Fr. Lorton, Va.
WR Jesse Zubik Washington & Jefferson Sr. Sewickley, Pa.
WR Nate Hodapp Hendrix Sr. Mansfield, Texas
TE Ryan Curtiss Muhlenberg So. Franklin Lakes, N.J.
T Corbin Campitelli Mary Hardin-Baylor Sr. Dallas, Texas
G Chris Osier Washington & Lee Sr. Lebanon, Tenn.
C Vic Rodriguez Hardin-Simmons Sr. Mesquite, Texas
G Alejandro Briseno Texas Lutheran Sr. Brownsville, Texas
T Tyler Eckler Carnegie Mellon Sr. Chelsea, Mich.
K Cole Westberry Averett So. Youngsville, N.C.
RET De’Eric Bell Guilford Jr. Jackson, Ga.
First Team Defense      
DE Mamadou Soumahoro Berry Sr. Lawrenceville, Ga.
DT Haston Adams Mary Hardin-Baylor Sr. Beckville, Texas
DT Montel Lee Ferrum Sr. Andalusia, Ala.
DE Ajay Fanene Mary Hardin-Baylor Sr. Riverside, Calif.
LB Ty Parsons East Texas Baptist Sr. Rowlett, Texas
LB Max Garrett Washington & Lee Sr. Fairfield, Conn.
LB Tevin Jones Mary Hardin-Baylor Jr. Belton, Texas
CB O’Shea Anderson Washington & Jefferson Sr. Rochester, Pa.
S Drew Fitzmorris Carnegie Mellon Sr. Omaha, Neb.
S Vic Smith, Jr. Guilford Sr. Lakeland, Fla.
CB Kris Brown Mary Hardin-Baylor Sr. Sealy, Texas
P Tyler Kohman Carnegie Mellon Sr. Pataskala, Ohio
Second Team Offense      
QB Hayden Bauserman Shenandoah Jr. Woodstock, Va.
RB Tre Frederick Randolph-Macon Jr. Angler, N.C.
RB Markeith Miller Mary Hardin-Baylor Jr. Garland, Texas
WR Cam Johnson Hampden-Sydney Sr. Dillwyn, Va.
WR Luke McFadden Johns Hopkins Jr. Tampa, Fla.
TE Steven Savedra Sul Ross State Sr. El Paso, Texas
T Jonathan Castaneda Hardin-Simmons So. Abilene, Texas
G Andrew Reo Washington & Jefferson Jr. Canton, Ohio
C Gage Blair Case Western Reserve Sr. Elyria, Ohio
G Riley Owens Hardin-Simmons Sr. Abilene, Texas
T Mitch Hornsby Washington & Lee Jr. Loganville, Ga.
K Jamie Sullivan Johns Hopkins  Sr. Lk. Sherwood, Calif.
RET Bryce Wilkerson Mary Hardin-Baylor Sr. Tyler, Texas
Second Team Defense      
DE Joe Granahan Franklin & Marshall Jr. Garnet Valley, Pa.
DT Lance Hammond Johns Hopkins Sr. Springfield, Va.
DT Nick Leduc Washington U. Sr. Foothill Ranch, Calif.
DE Mike Kalanik Johns Hopkins So. Chicago, Ill.
LB Nick Murgo Washington & Jefferson Sr. Warren, R.I.
LB Dejon Brooks Averett Jr. Clinton, Md.
LB CJ Armstrong Westminster (Pa.) Sr. Lake Worth, Fla.
CB Todd Jeter Westminster (Pa.) Sr. Monroeville, Pa.
S James Bell Texas Lutheran Fr. Houston, Texas
S Addison Quinones Johns Hopkins Jr. Dallastown, Pa.
CB Nik Kelly Southwestern Sr. League City, Texas
P Johnny Davidson Washington U. So. Inverness, Ill.
Third Team Offense      
QB Rob Cuda Case Western Reserve Sr. Bartlett, Ill.
RB Brian Mann Ferrum So. Pearisburg, Va.
RB Jacob Burke Case Western Reserve Sr. Johnstown, Ohio
WR Richard Johnson East Texas Baptist Jr. Cleveland, Texas
WR Mason Kinsey Berry So. Demorest, Ga.
TE Tristen Cline Berry Sr. Snellville, Ga.
T Tim Grabenstein Centre Sr. Oak Ridge, Tenn.
G Chris Hering Huntingdon Jr. Navarre, Fla.
C Christopher Bennett Texas Lutheran Jr. The Colony, Texas
G Joel Holmes Trinity (Texas) Jr. Houston, Texas
T D.J. Coker Rhodes Jr. Buford, Ga.
K John Mowery Mary Hardin-Baylor Sr. Cedar Park, Texas
RET Jamal Watkins Birmingham-Southern Sr. Hampton, Ga.
Third Team Defense      
DE CJ Johnson East Texas Baptist Jr. Fort Worth, Texas
DT Brazos Fuller Mary Hardin-Baylor Sr. Alvarado, Texas
DT Josh Fleenor Emory & Henry Jr. Christiansburg, Va.
DT Alejandro Anzaldua Trinity (Texas) Sr. Mansfield, Texas
DE Tom Marra Washington & Jefferson  Sr. Moon Township, Pa.
LB Kwasi Ampomah Muhlenberg So. Philadelphia, Pa.
LB Trey Hayes Huntingdon Jr. Decatur, Ala.
CB Nate Corvil Muhlenberg Jr. Freehold, N.J.
S Luke Merhaut Washington & Jefferson Sr. Gibsonia, Pa.
S Derrick Strambler Hardin-Simmons So. Midland, Texas
CB Cal Lewellyn Centre So. Louisville, Ky.
P Reese Childress Hardin-Simmons Jr. Abilene, Texas