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2019 KCAC Football Preseason Team Announced

KCAC ReleaseAugust 29, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. – The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2019 Football Preseason Team, as voted on by the KCAC head football coaches. The group consists of 20 seniors, 16 juniors, and one sophomore.

On offense, DeMarco Prewitt (Sr., RB, Kansas Wesleyan) and Keyshawn Wyatt (Jr., RB, Southwestern) highlight the group of returners comprised of 10 seniors, and eight juniors on this year’s offensive preseason team.

Prewitt, a 2018 AFCA NAIA Coaches’ All-American First Team recipient and the 2018 KCAC Player of the Year, recorded 2371 rushing yards in his junior campaign for 38 touchdowns, helping the Coyotes to a 13-1 overall record and NAIA semifinal appearance. The Menifee, Calif. native led the NAIA in total rushing yards, rushing yards per game (169.400), total scoring (246), scoring per game (17.600), and second in all-purpose yards (2788) and all purpose yards per game (199.100).

Wyatt, a Dallas, Texas native, returns for his junior season after claiming Honorable Mention NAIA All-American and All-KCAC First Team honors in 2018. As a sophomore, Wyatt led the Moundbuilders in scoring with 14 touchdowns, and scoring per game (7.60). Wyatt was 13th nationally in total rushing (1313), and 15th in rushing yards per game (119.400).

Defensively, Shaq Bradford (Sr., DL, Kansas Wesleyan) led the nation in sacks (22), sacks per game (1.600), and tackles for loss (35.000) last season, en route to All-KCAC First Team and Second Team NAIA All-American honors. Bradford also ranked second nationally in tackles for loss per game (2.500).

Special Teams returns a All-KCAC First Team and Second Team selections from last year, Naeem Moore (Sr., RET, Avila), Alfredo Botello (So., PK, Southwestern), and Dylan Foos (Jr., RET, Ottawa). Moore led the KCAC in kick-off return yards per game (25.9), while Foos was second in the conference with 10.6 punt return yards per game. Botello went 53 for 54 on PATs last season, while also making 9 of 14 field goals in his freshman campaign.

Offense
Pos.NameSchoolClassHometown
QBJohnny Feauto*Kansas Wesleyan UniversitySr.Boulder, Colo.
FBMason McDowellSouthwestern CollegeSr.Arkansas City, Kan.
RBDeMarco Prewitt*+Kansas Wesleyan UniversitySr.Menifee, Calif.
RBKeyshawn Wyatt*%Southwestern CollegeJr.Dallas, Texas
RBCevon Mitchell-Ford^Sterling CollegeSr.Sacramento, Calif.
RBJosh Johnson#Tabor CollegeSr.Fontana, Calif.
TECharlie Simmons*Kansas Wesleyan UniversityJr.St. Johns, Fla.
UTLCharlie Barnes III^Kansas Wesleyan UniversityJr.Boca High, Fla.
WRTrenton Poe-Evans*Kansas Wesleyan UniversitySr.Needles, Calif.
WRChristian Hopkins#Avila UniversityJr.Bridgeport, Conn.
WRDerrick HarperTabor CollegeJr.Fort Mitchell, Ala.
WREdrick Gonzales^Southwestern CollegeSr.Euless, Texas
OLEli Smith*Kansas Wesleyan UniversitySr.Severy, Kan.
OLDustin Rivera*+Southwestern CollegeSr,Buckeye, Ariz.
OLDarrius Brown*Kansas Wesleyan UniversityJr.Fort Worth, Texas
OLLayne Becker^Sterling CollegeJr.Mulvane, Kan.
OLChijioke Eguzo^Avila UniversitySr.Austin, Texas
OLBrandon Harper#Avila UniversityJr.Pasadena, Texas
 

Defense

Pos.NameSchoolCl.Hometown
DLShaq Bradford*~Kansas Wesleyan UniversitySr.San Diego, Calif.
DLJosh Lauese*Tabor CollegeSr.East Palo Alto, Calif.
DLDahari GrayBethany CollegeSr.Colorado Springs, Colo.
DLJosh West#Avila UniversitySr.Leesburg, Ga.
DLJeremiah PharmsFriends UniversitySr.Stockton, Calif.
DLJacob Garcia*%Ottawa UniversityJr.Corpus Christi, Texas
LBJamad Thomas#Avila UniversitySr.East Orange, N.J.
LBJasper Chavez*Kansas Wesleyan UniversitySr.Rosemead, Calif.
LBGrant Torgerson*%Southwestern CollegeJr.Cumming, Ga.
LBSonny Brown#Friends UniversityJr.Wichita, Kan.
LBColby Johnson*Ottawa UniversityJr.El Dorado, Kan.
DBKwame Sexton*%Sterling CollegeJr.Oklahoma City, Okla.
DBRyon Holmes*%Avila UniversitySr.Houston, Texas
DBDeauntre Roberts^Bethany CollegeSr.Wewoka, Okla.
DBCaleb Devine^Tabor CollegeJr.Altadena, Calif.
 

Special Teams

Pos.NameSchoolCl.Hometown
PKAlfredo Botello^Southwestern CollegeSo.Dallas, Texas
RETDylan Foos^Ottawa UniversityJr.Dighton, Kan.
RETNaeem Moore*Avila UniversitySr.University City, Mo.
PPreston PattenSterling CollegeJr.Augusta, Kan.

 

 

* 2018 All-KCAC First Team selection

^ 2018 All-KCAC Second Team selection

# 2018 All-KCAC Honorable Mention selection

+ 2018 NAIA All-American First Team selection

~ 2018 NAIA All-American Second Team selection

% 2018 NAIA All-American Honorable Mention selection

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