2022 Preseason Texas All-Small College Team

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The more I study the players in Texas sub-FBS colleges, the harder this team gets every year. Texas is filled with so much talent at every position, but this team is unique because there is only one team. 

If you disagree with some of the selections, join a club that continues to grow. However, no one will disagree about the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, Xavier Gipson.

The Stephen F. Austin wide receiver isn’t just the best receiver in FCS. He is among the best receivers in the country regardless of the level. The Woodrow Wilson product produced video game numbers last year, gaining 1,367 yards and 14 touchdowns receiving. 

Gipson may not achieve those numbers this year, with some defenses choosing to triple-team him last year, but that attention will help a loaded SFA team looking to make a run to the national title.

The Preseason Defensive Player of the Year selection was another obvious choice. UIW linebacker Kelechi Anyalebechi terrorized opposing offenses last year to the tune of a team-leading 119 tackles, 3.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, and two interceptions.

Opposing teams will try to game plan for Shadow Creek High School product, but the Cardinals can place him anywhere on the defensive side of the ball and let him make plays.

Fourteen teams are represented, with SFA leading with four selections, while UIW sits alone in second with three players selected. Eight teams have two players on the team, while four teams have one representative.

Preseason Texas All-Small College Offense

QB - Andrew Body, Texas Southern

RB - Nathaniel Omayebu III, Angelo State

RB - Keaton Dudik, SAGU

WR - Taylor Grimes, UIW

WR - Cody Chrest, Sam Houston

WR - MJ Link, UTPB

OL - Drake Centers, Texas Southern

OL - Arrington Taylor, Prairie View A&M

OL - Boomer Warren, Hardin-Simmons

OL - Wyatt Bush, Trinity

OL - Jeffery Sims Jr., Mary Hardin-Baylor

Preseason Texas All-Small College Defense

DL - BJ Thompson, Stephen F. Austin

DL - Markel Perry, Sam Houston

DL - Troy James, Prairie View A&M

DL - Drake Rodriguez, SAGU

LB - Brevin Randle, Stephen F. Austin

LB - JT Cavender, West Texas A&M

LB - Caleb Harmel, Trinity

DB - Kaleb Culp, UIW

DB - Myles Heard, Stephen F. Austin

DB - Dylon Davis, Midwestern State

DB - D’Ondre Robinson, UTPB

Preseason Texas All-Small College Specialists

PK - Ritse Vaes, Midwestern State

P - Tyler James, Austin College

KR - Ce’Cori Tolds, UIW

PR - KJ Miller, Mary Hardin-Baylor


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