The FCS has provided the FBS some of its best one-year players in the past years. This year, former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. did a terrific job leading the Oregon Ducks to a 9-3 season.
Next season, former Montana State quarterback Dakota Prukop will come in for the Ducks and will try to replicate what Adams did this year. He is likely going to be able to translate his game over to Eugene very well as he has been named to the AP All-American First Team in all three years of his career at Montana State.
He headlined this year’s first team offense while former Ohio State defensive lineman, Noah Spence, now at Eastern Kentucky, headlined the first team defense.
You can view the first and second teams here, but below is the full first team list.
QB: Dakota Prukop, Montana State
RB: Marshaun Coprich, Illinois State
RB: Kade Harrington, Lamar
OL: Joe Haeg, North Dakota State
OL: Donald Jackson, Sam Houston State
OL: Clay DeBord, Eastern Washington
OL: Nate Ritcher, Richmond
OL: Cole Toner, Harvard
WR: Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington
WR: Jake Wieneke, South Dakota State
TE: Ben Braunecker, Harvard
DL: Tyrone Holmes, Montana
DL: Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky
DL: Javon Hargrave, South Carolina State
DL: James Cowser, Southern Utah
LB: Deon King, Norfolk State
LB: Stephen Hodge, Fordham
LB: Don Cherry, Villanova
DB: Patrick Onwuasor, Portland State
DB: Deiondre’ Hall, Northern Iowa
DB: DeAndre Houston-Carson, William & Mary
DB: Jermaine Hough, Jacksonville State
K: Anthony Pistelli, Samford
P: Ryan Hawkins, Northern Arizona
AP: Johnta’ Hebert, Prairie View A&M
This list of players is certainly loaded and I would expect at least some of them to make an impact on Sundays in the next few years.
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