Three Tyler Junior College standouts earned NJCAA All-America honors, including first-teamer Savon Rollison, the NJCAA Football Committee announced on Thursday.

Rollison, the Apaches lightning-quick 5-11, 185-pound sophomore, earned top honors at wide receiver.

The former Dallas Skyline High School standout led the nation in yardage (1,396), yards per game (155.1) and touchdowns receiving (16). He was second in the country in receptions with 71 and ninth in yards per catch (19.7).

In two seasons as an Apache, Rollison had 108 catches for 1,997 yards and 23 touchdowns.

TJC's Marvis Brown III make second team as an offensive lineman, while Apache McLane Carter was honorable mention at quarterback.

Brown (6-4, 310, sophomore) helped lead the way for an Apache offense that ranked first in the nation in points per game (54.3) and yardage per game (636.9). Brown has had many offers including from North Texas, Arkansas State, McNeese State, UAB, Southern Mississippi, Charlotte and Stephen F. Austin.

Carter, who signed with Texas Tech on Wednesday, was the Most Valuable Player and Offensive MVP in the Southwest Junior College Football Conference.

Carter, a transfer from Incarnate Word, led the nation's quarterbacks by averaging 358.4 yards per game. The 6-3, 215-pounder with a cannon arm and quick feet, connected on 192 of 332 pass attempts for 3,226 yards and 30 touchdowns with nine interceptions. On the ground, he rushed for 224 yards and two TDs on 48 carries.

Three other SWJCFC players were on the first team - defensive lineman Tyeson Neals of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, defensive back Corrion Ballard of Blinn and kicker Caden Novikoff of Trinity Valley.

Joining Brown on the second team from the SWJCFC were running back D'Anthony Hopkins of Blinn, wide receiver Earnest Patterson of Blinn and linebacker Da'Quan Patton of Trinity Valley.

Joshua Rowland of Mississippi Gulf Coast was the second-team kicker for the second straight year. He has committed to new Texas coach Tom Herman.

Kilgore College linebacker Troy Burnett was honorable mention as well as New Mexico Military quarterback Jordan Ta'amu.

 

2016 NJCAA FOOTBALL ALL-AMERICANS

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

QB - Rathen Ricedorff, Mesa (Ariz.)

RB - Greg Bell III, Arizona Western

RB - Marquis Terry, Highland (Kan.)

WR - Nick Easley, Iowa Western

WR - Savon Rollison, Tyler

TE - Salvatore Cannella, Scottsdale (Ariz.)

OL - Desmond Bland, Arizona Western

OL - Dennis Daley, Georgia Military

OL - Emmanuel Henry, Central Lakes (Minn.)

OL - Tarik Johnson, Erie (N.Y.)

OL - Anthony McKinney, Iowa Western

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

DL - Willie McCaleb, Northwest Mississippi

DL - Tyeson Neals, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M

DL - Jamie Tago, Garden City (Kan.)

DL - Malik Young, Eastern Arizona

LB - Marquise Blair, Dodge City (Kan.)

LB - Ryan Guthrie, Ellsworth (Iowa)

LB - Patrick Macon, Arizona Western,

DB - Corrion Ballard, Blinn

DB - Mike Hughes, Garden City (Kan.)

DB - Antonio Nelson, Coahoma (Miss.)

DB- Mykelti Williams, Iowa Western

FIRST TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS

K - Caden Novikoff, Trinity Valley

P - Kevin Macias, Scottsdale (Ariz.)

RS - Damon Sheehy, Phoenix (Ariz.)

 

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

QB - De'Andre Johnson, East Mississippi

RB - D'Anthony Hopkins, Blinn

RB - Tra Minter, Garden City (Kan.)

WR - Earnest Patterson Jr., Blinn

WR - Terry Williams, Itawamba (Miss.)

TE - Cody Rau, Central Lakes (Minn.)

OL - Quadrick Barnes, Lackawanna (Pa.)

OL - Marvis Brown III, Tyler

OL - Steven Hayes, Hutchinson (Kan.)

OL - Damien Lewis, Northwest Mississippi

OL - Isiah Moore, Mesa (Ariz.)

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

DL - Rashad Brandon, ASA New York

DL - Louy Compton, Ellsworth (Iowa)

DL - Javon Kinlaw, Jones County (Miss.)

DL - Royal Silver, Iowa Western

LB - Reggio Dean, Mississippi Gulf Coast

LB - Da'Quan Patton, Trinity Valley

LB - Shane Schuback, Lackawanna (Pa.)

DB - Christian Cheatom, Erie (N.Y.)

DB - Jordan Francklin, Nassau (N.Y.)

DB - Keisean Nixon, Arizona Western,

DB - Tito Windham, Northwest Mississippi,

SECOND TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS

K - Joshua Rowland, Mississippi Gulf Coast

P - Dom Panazzolo, Snow (Utah)

RS - Carlis Richardson, Vermilion (Minn.)

 

HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE

QB - McLane Carter, Tyler

QB - David Pindell, Lackawanna (Pa.)

QB - Jordan Ta'amu, New Mexico Military

RB - Scott Phillips, Jones County (Miss.)

RB - Marcellias Sutton, Lackawanna (Pa.)

WR - Jacob Clair, Dakota (N.D.)

WR - Jeff Cotton, Pima (Ariz.)

WR - CJ Sims, Butler (Kan.)

WR - Isaac Zico, Georgia Military

TE - Ravian Pierce, Southwest Mississippi

OL - Rob Castaneda, Ellsworth (Iowa)

HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE

DL - Craig Evans, Arizona Western,

DL - Jon Miller, Hudson Valley (N.Y.)

DL - Larrell Murchison, Louisburg (N.C.)

DL - John Pope, Erie (N.Y.)

LB - Troy Burnett, Kilgore

LB - Amonai Itaaehau, Mesa (Ariz.)

LB - Michael McGinnis, ASA New York

LB - Brandon Perce, Rochester (Minn.)

DB - Bryan Blount, Garden City (Kan.)

DB - Marcus Brantley, Mesa (Ariz.)

DB - Jaquon Cogshell, Ridgewater (Minn.)

HONORABLE MENTION SPECIAL TEAMS

K - Grant Clemons, Georgia Military

P - Grant Sherman, Iowa Central

RS - Adorian Beach, Georgia Military

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