Division III Player of Year Kasper leads AP All-America Team

Dec 15, 2017 - 7:35 AM Division III player of the year Brett Kasper of Wisconsin-Oshkosh was selected as the first-team quarterback on The Associated Press D-III All-America team. Kasper won the Gagliardi Trophy on Wednesday night in Salem, Virginia, where the Division III championship game will be played Friday. Mount Union faces Mary Hardin-Baylor in a matchup of undefeated teams. Mary Hardin-Baylor placed four players on the first team, more than any other school, with offensive lineman Corbin Campbell, all-purpose player Bryce Wilkinson, defensive lineman Haston Adams and defensive back Kris Brown. Mount Union offensive linemen Cole Parrish made the first team and three of his teammates were second-team picks. The team was chosen by a panel of sports information directors from around the country and released Thursday. __ FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback — Brett Kasper, senior, Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Running backs — John Smith, senior, Husson; Austin Breunig, senior, North Central. Linemen — Cole Parrish, senior, Mount Union; Matt Gono, senior, Wesley; Corbin Campbell, senior, Mary Hardin-Baylor; Ty Summers, senior, Wisconsin-Oshkosh; Vic Rodriguez, senior, Hardin-Simmons. Tight end — Jacob Maher, sophomore, Worcester State. Receivers — Jesse Zubik, senior, Washington & Jefferson; Nick Holcomb, senior, Wisconsin-La Crosse. All-purpose player — Bryce Wilkerson, senior, Mary Hardin-Baylor. Kicker — Willy Warne, junior, Linfield. DEFENSE Linemen — Haston Adams, senior, Mary Hardin-Baylor; Mamadou Soumahoro, senior, Berry; Niles Scott, senior, Frostburg State; Mike Riley, junior, Rose-Hulman. Linebackers — Jordan Hassan, senior, Illinois Wesleyan; Darin Hungerford, senior, Kean; Ty Parsons, senior, East Texas Baptist. Backs — O'Shea Anderson, senior, Washington & Jefferson; Kris Brown, senior, Mary Hardin-Baylor; Michael Joseph, senior, Dubuque; Jake O'Connell, senior, Brockport. Punter — Tyler Kohman, senior, Carnegie Mellon. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback — Chase Burton, senior, Franklin. Running backs — Roger Walker, senior, Marietta; Josh Breece, freshman, Washington & Lee; (tie) Christiaan Williams, sophomore, Ohio Northern. Linemen — Adan Barrientos, senior, Brockport; Joe Fehrle, North Central; Matt Beck, junior, St. Thomas; Ben McFall, senior, Wisconsin-Whitewater; Brock Riggs, senior, Heidelberg. Tight end — Zach Lindquist, senior, Wheaton. Receivers — Justin Hill, sophomore, Mount Union; Riley Brockway, senior, Wartburg. All-purpose player — Reese Childress, junior, Hardin-Simmons; (tie) Cameron Vocke, senior, Heidelberg. Kicker — Nathan Hierlihy, junior, Redlands. DEFENSE Linemen — Chase Greenlee, senior, Wheaton; Austin Crow, senior, Heidelberg; Monte Lee, senior, Ferrum; Elijah Berry, senior, Mount Union. Linebackers — Charlie Dear, senior, Mount Union; Jason Farlow, senior, Linfield; Mason McKenrick, senior, John Carroll. Backs — Jordan Powell, junior, Widener; Fred Hargrove, sophomore, Otterbein; Quan Soyini, junior, Husson; Trevor Staley, junior, Illinois Wesleyan. Punter — Andrew DiNardo, senior, Catholic. ___ Selection panel: Mark Adkins, Manchester; Kelly Bird, Linfield; Fran Elia, Cortland; Jeff Garvin, Heidelberg; Timothy Glon, Ohio Northern; Chad Grubbs, Hardin-Simmons; Brent Harris, Wabash; Geoff Henson, Olivet; Craig Hicks, Denison; Jeff Hoedt, Trine; Jennifer Jones, Birmingham Southern; Sean King, Washington & Jefferson; Kevin Lanke, Rose-Hulman; Brian Laubscher, Washington & Lee; Chris Lindeke; UW-Whitewater; Brian Magoffin, Springfield; Brett Marhanka, Wheaton (Ill.); Mike Scala, Montclair State; Clark Teuscher, North Central; Matt Tittle, Becker. ___ More AP college football: http://collegefootball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This story has been corrected to Brett in lead paragraph.






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