Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Valley Football
2012 Associated Press All-America Team

Ten Missouri Valley Football Conference players have been honored as All-Americans by the Associated Press, as announced Dec. 12.

FIRST TEAM
OL Billy Turner, North Dakota State
DL Colton Underwood, Illinois State
DB Marcus Williams, North Dakota State

SECOND TEAM
RB Zach Zenner, South Dakota State
OL Bryan Witzmann, South Dakota State
DB Johnny Towalid, Indiana State

THIRD TEAM
RB Shakir Bell, Indiana State
OL Randy Richards, Missouri State
DL Ken Boatright, Southern Illinois
DB Ben Ericksen, Illinois State
DB Caleb Schaffitzel, Missouri State

Full Team:

AP FCS ALL-AMERICA TEAM

FIRST TEAM
OFFENSE
Quarterback — Taylor Heinicke, sophomore, 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, Old Dominion.

Running backs — Miguel Maysonet, senior, 5-10, 205, Stony Brook; Eric Breitenstein, senior, 5-11, 230, Wofford.

Offensive linemen — Earl Watford, senior, 6-4, 290, James Madison; Mike Sellers, junior, 6-0, 295, The Citadel; Will Post, senior, 6-6, 295, Eastern Washington; Billy Turner, junior, 6-6, 300, North Dakota State; Roger Gaines, senior, 6-6, 320, Tennessee State.

Tight end — Kyle Juszczyk, senior, 6-3, 240, Harvard.

Receivers — Aaron Mellett, senior, 6-4, 220, Elon; Erik Lora, 5-10, 181, junior, Eastern Illinois.

All-purpose player — Walter Powell, junior, 6-0, 180, Murray State.

Kicker — Patrick Murray, senior, 5-7, 160, Fordham.

DEFENSE
Linemen — Caleb Schreibeis, senior, 6-3, 252, Montana State; Colton Underwood, junior, 6-4, 255, Illinois State; Brent Russell, senior, 6-2, 300, Georgia Southern; Brandon Thurmond, senior, 6-2, 260, Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Linebackers — Matt Evans, senior, 6-0, 228, New Hampshire; Jody Owens, senior, 6-0, 223, Montana State; Robert McCabe, senior, 6-2, 230, Georgetown.

Defensive backs — Darnell Taylor, senior, 6-0, 195, Sam Houston State; Marcus Williams, junior, 5-11, 194, North Dakota State; Jaquiski Tartt, sophomore, 6-1, 220, Samford; Cooper Taylor, senior, 6-5, 235, Richmond.

Punter — Sam Martin, senior, 6-1, 205, Appalachian State.

SECOND TEAM
OFFENSE
Quarterback — Casey Brockman, senior, Murray State.

Running backs — Zach Zenner, sophomore, South Dakota State; Deonte Williams, senior, Cal Poly.

Linemen — Terren Jones, senior, Alabama State; Michael Bamiro, junior, Stony Brook; Bryan Witzmann, junior, South Dakota State; J.C. Tretter, senior, Cornell; Corey Howard, senior, Central Arkansas.

Tight end — A.C. Leonard, sophomore, Tennessee State.

Receivers — Jordan Harris, junior, Bryant; Brandon Kaufman, junior, Eastern Washington.

All-purpose player — Dominic Dunn, senior, Northern Colorado.

Kicker — Colton Cook, junior, Southern Utah.

DEFENSE

Linemen — Cody Larsen, senior, Southern Utah; Davis Tull, sophomore, Chattanooga; Mike Catapano, senior, Princeton; Zach Wagenmann, sophomore, Montana.

Linebackers — Jeremy Kimbrough, senior, Appalachian State; Stephon Robertson, junior, James Madison; Blake Peiffer, senior, Southeast Misssouri.

Defensive backs — Robert Alford, senior, Southeastern Louisiana; B.W. Webb, senior, William & Mary; Demetrius McCray, senior, Appalachian State; Johnny Towalid, senior, Indiana State.

Punter — Andy Wilder, junior, Northern Arizona.

THIRD TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Gavin McCarney, junior, Colgate.

Running backs — Shakir Bell, junior, Indiana State; Tim Flanders, junior, Sam Houston State.

Linemen — Randy Richards, senior, Missouri State; Garrett Frye, sophomore, Georgia Southern; Aaron Adams, senior, Eastern Kentucky; Sean Davies, senior, UC Davis; Dakota Dozier, junior, Furman.

Tight end — Josh Hill, senior, Idaho State.

Receivers — Cordell Roberson, senior, Stephen F. Austin; Kevin Norrell, senior, Stony Brook.

All-purpose player — Tyler Varga, sophomore, Yale.

Kicker — Jimmy Pavel, senior, Eastern Washington.

DEFENSE

Linemen — Caraun Reid, senior, Princeton; Ken Boatright, senior, Southern Illinois; Joseph Lebeau, senior, Jackson State; Andrew Weaver, junior, Sam Houston State.

Linebackers — Jordan Tripp, junior, Montana; Keith Pough, senior, Howard; Ian Sluss, senior, Portland State.

Defensive backs — Kejuan Riley, senior, Alabama State; Steven Godbolt, sophomore, Tennessee State; Ben Ericksen, senior, Illinois State; Caleb Schaffitzel, sophomore, Missouri State.

Punter — Bobby Wenzig, junior, Alabama State.