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Andre Jefferson
Sophomore Andre Jefferson is also the 91st All-American in Lenoir-Rhyne football history.
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Lenoir-Rhyne’s Jefferson Earns All-American Honors

Lenoir-Rhyne football defensive lineman Andre Jefferson has been named American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Second Team All-American as announced by the association Monday. Jefferson earns his first All-American selection and is the 91st All-American produced by Lenoir-Rhyne Football.

Jefferson broke the single-game sack record with 5.5 sacks against Tusculum on his way to a 13-sack season for the redshirt sophomore. He finished the year with 53 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and was SAC Defensive Player of the Week against Tusculum.

Pos Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School
QB *Tyson Bagent 6-3 210 Sr. Shepherd (W.Va.)
RB Jada Byers 5-7 180 So. Virginia Union
RB *TJ Cole 6-0 185 Sr. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
WR Jarod Bowie 5-9 160 Jr. Concord (W.Va.)
WR Marquis Gray 5-9 165 Jr. Southeastern Oklahoma St.
TE Ty Snelson 6-2 250 Sr. Mars Hill (N.C.)
OL Gottlieb Ayedze 6-5 300 Jr. Frostburg St. (Md.)
OL Quinton Barrow 6-6 331 Sr. Grand Valley St. (Mich.)
OL Trase Jeffries 6-4 268 R-Jr. Pittsburg St. (Kan.)
OL Matt Armendariz 6-2 305 R-Sr. Colorado School of Mines
OL *Brent Laing 6-4 294 Gr. Minnesota-Duluth

Defense
Pos Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School
DL Caleb Murphy 6-4 245 Sr. Ferris St. (Mich.)
DL Loobert Denelus 6-0 255 Jr. Benedict (S.C.)
DL Trey Botts 6-3 281 Sr. Colorado St.-Pueblo
DL Ian Marshall 6-1 270 Gr. Northern St. (S.D.)
LB Daron Allman 6-1 230 Jr. Angelo St. (Tex.)
LB Michael Ayers 6-2 220 Sr. Ashland (Ohio)
LB Jaylin Parnell 6-0 215 Sr. Western Oregon
LB Michael Anderson 6-0 206 Gr. West Alabama
DB Nick Whiteside 6-1 200 Sr. Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.)
DB Patrick Rogers 5-11 190 R-Jr. Central Washington
DB Amos Coleman 5-11 185 R-Jr. Texas A&M-Kingsville

Specialists
Pos Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School
PK Nick Herber 5-7 175 So. Delta St. (Miss.)
P Reed Martin 5-10 180 So. Edinboro (Pa.)
AP David Durden 6-2 200 Sr. West Florida
*-2021 AFCA All-American

2022 AFCA Division II Coaches’ All-America – Second Team
Offense
Pos Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School
QB *TJ Davis 6-3 180 R-Sr. Nebraska-Kearney
RB Emanuel Wilson 6-1 220 R-Jr. Fort Valley St. (Ga.)
RB Thuro Reisdorfer 6-1 215 Gr. Sioux Falls (S.D.)
WR Duane Brown 6-0 190 R-Sr. Indiana (Pa.)
WR Brendan Beaulieu 6-3 215 Sr. Bemidji St. (Minn.)
TE *Kyle Morlock 6-7 245 So. Shorter (Ga.)
OL Jacob Long 6-3 322 R-Fr. Angelo St. (Tex.)
OL Nicolas Melsop 6-8 325 Gr. Delta St. (Miss.)
OL Xavier Cason 6-6 311 Sr. Emporia St. (Kan.)
OL *Joey Fisher 6-5 322 Sr. Shepherd (W.Va.)
OL Adam Sieler 6-5 336 Sr. Ferris St. (Mich.)

Defense
Pos Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School
DL Hunter O’Connor 6-3 255 So. Chadron St. (Neb.)
DL Elijah Green 5-11 263 Sr. Northwest Missouri St.
DL Andre Jefferson 6-2 275 So. Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)
DL Grayson Diepenbrock 6-2 230 Sr. Augustana (S.D.)
LB Maalik Hall 6-2 235 Sr. Southeastern Oklahoma St.
LB Abe Swanson 6-1 222 Jr. Grand Valley St. (Mich.)
LB P.J. Sarwinski 6-1 207 Gr. Pittsburg St. (Kan.)
LB Jackson Taylor 6-1 240 Jr. West Chester (Pa.)
DB Eli Weber 6-1 205 Sr. Augustana (S.D.)
DB Knylen Miller-Levi 6-1 170 Sr. Minot St. (N.D.)
DB Tre Morrison 6-2 185 R-Jr. Wingate (N.C.)

Specialists
Pos Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School
PK Devin Bartholomew 5-8 170 R-Jr. East Stroudsburg (Pa.)
P Myles Prosser 6-4 195 Gr. North Greenville (S.C.)
AP Terrell Ford 6-0 200 Gr. New Haven (Conn.)
*-2021 AFCA All-American