Selecting the members of the All-Texas Non-FBS team is always a challenge. Since the first Non-FBS team was released following the 2018 season, the goal was to highlight the best players in Texas across all three NCAA divisions, NAIA and NJCAA.
The team was expanded in 2021 to include a coach, offensive player, and defensive player of the year. Still, players deserving of recognition are left off this team each year. So, the team has been expanded once more to include a player of the year and the best player at each position. A player may be selected only once to allow the maximum number of players to receive recognition.
With that in mind, 40 players from 24 different schools are on this year’s team, including at least one player from each level. However, the expanded number of members didn’t make this team easier to select. For example, at least eight coaches deserved to be named Coach of the Year. Yet, there can only be one.
So, without further ado, here is the 2023 All-Texas Non-FBS team.
Player of the Year: Trinity QB Tucker Horn
Offensive Player of the Year: UTPB QB Kenny Hrncir
Defensive Player of the Year: Trinity LB Caleb Harmel
Coach of the Year: Kris McCullough, UTPB
Quarterback of the Year: Landon McKinney, Howard Payne
Running Back of the Year: LaDarius Owens, Texas Southern
Wide Receiver of the Year: Brandon Porter, UIW
Offensive Lineman of the Year: Miguel Valdez, Hardin-Simmons
Defensive Lineman of the Year: Steven Parker, UIW
Linebacker of the Year: Jacob Williams, Texas Southern
Defensive Back of the Year: Patrick Jolly, Abilene Christian
Specialist of the Year: Damashja Harris, Lamar
2023 All-Texas Non-FBS Offense
|Prairie View A&M
2023 All-Texas Non-FBS Defense
|Levi Drake Rodriguez
|East Texas Baptist
|Trinity Valley CC
2023 All-Texas Non-FBS Specialists
|Stephen F. Austin
|Stephen F. Austin
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