WICHITA – The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2018 Football Preseason Team, as voted on by the KCAC head football coaches. The group consists of 14 seniors, 14 juniors, and five sophomores.
On offense, Darryl Terrell (Jr., WR, Sterling) and Trenton Poe-Evans (Jr., TE, Kansas Wesleyan) highlight the group of returners comprised of five seniors, nine juniors, and three sophomores on this year’s offensive preseason team.
Terrell, a 2017 AFCA NAIA Coaches’ All-American Second Team recipient and the 2017 KCAC Offensive Player of the Year, recorded 1045 receiving yards in his sophomore campaign for 10 touchdowns. The Muskegon, Mich. native was ranked third in the NAIA in total receptions (85), seventh in receptions per game (7.10), and 10th in all purpose yards (1585) and total receiving yards.
Poe-Evans, a Needles, Calif. native, returns for his junior season after claiming First Team AFCA NAIA All-American and All-KCAC First Team honors in 2017. As a sophomore, Poe-Evans led the Coyotes in scoring with 17 touchdowns, and scoring per game (9.30). Poe-Evans was 12th nationally in total scoring (102) and scoring per game.
Defensively, Brad Kistner (Sr., LB, Tabor) led the Bluejays and ranked sixth in the KCAC with 84 tackles last season. The Oak Hills, Calif. native ranked 32nd nationally in tackles per game (8.40).
Special Teams returns a All-KCAC First Team and Second Team selections from last year, Maurice Rucker (Jr., RET, Sterling) and Austin Smith (So., PK, Tabor). Rucker, ranked 13th in the NAIA in total kick off returns (563) and 20th in kick off return yards per attempt (25.60), while Smith ranked seventh in scoring (kicking) per game (7.10) and 10th in field goals (0.900).
|QB||Eric Butler#||Sterling College||Jr.||Wichita Falls, Texas|
|FB||Raven Josiah||Avila University||Jr.||Union City, N.J.|
|RB||DeMarco Prewitt*||Kansas Wesleyan University||Jr.||Menifee, Calif.|
|RB||James Reeder*||Ottawa University||So.||Lawrence, Kan.|
|RB||Jafar Thomas^||Bethany College||Sr.||Irvington, N.J.|
|RB||Noah Diaz#||Friends University||So.||Sun Prairie, Wis.|
|TE||Trenton Poe-Evans*+||Kansas Wesleyan University||Jr.||Needles, Calif.|
|UTL||Charlie Simmons||Kansas Wesleyan University||So.||Saint Johns, Fla.|
|WR||Darryl Terrell*~||Sterling College||Jr.||Muskegon, Mich.|
|WR||Jackson Goodmiller*||McPherson College||Sr.||Saint George, Kan.|
|WR||Dalton Goodwin#||Bethany College||Sr.||Abilene, Kan.|
|WR||Donny Ebanks#||Southwestern College||Sr.||Dallas, Texas|
|OL||Rigo Guzman*||Sterling College||Jr.||Thermal, Calif.|
|OL||Yancey Vanosdell^||Southwestern College||Jr.||Buckeye, Ariz.|
|OL||Eli Smith^||Kansas Wesleyan University||Jr.||Severy, Kan.|
|OL||Dakota Best#||Kansas Wesleyan University||Sr.||Tecumseh, Okla.|
|OL||Dustin Rivera#||Southwestern College||Jr.||Buckeye, Ariz.|
|DL||AJ Banks*||Southwestern College||Sr.||Warner Robbins, Ga.|
|DL||Zack Gray#||Southwestern College||Jr.||Wills Point, Texas|
|DL||Vincent Haider||Sterling College||Sr.||Wesley Chapel, Fla.|
|DL||Shaq Bradford||Kansas Wesleyan University||Jr.||San Diego, Calif.|
|LB||Brad Kistner*||Tabor College||Sr.||Oak Hills, Calif.|
|LB||Grant Torgerson#||Southwestern College||So.||Cumming, Ga.|
|LB||Matt Washee||Friends University||Sr.||Wichita, Kan.|
|LB||Jasper Chavez||Kansas Wesleyan University||Jr.||Rosemead, Calif.|
|DB||Javan Moore#||Bethany College||Sr.||Wantage, N.J.|
|DB||Rhett Mizer^||Bethany College||Sr.||Atwood, Kan.|
|DB||Elijah Creighton#||University of Saint Mary||Jr.||Victorville, Calif.|
|DB||Desean McKinnon#||Friends University||Sr.||Mansfield, Texas|
|PK||Austin Smith^||Tabor College||So.||Boca Raton, Fla.|
|RET||Maurice Rucker*||Sterling College||Jr.||Modesto, Calif.|
|RET||Jackson Goodmiller*||McPherson College||Sr.||Saint George, Kan.|
|P||Aiden Pirrin||University of Saint Mary||Sr.||Aurora, Colo.|
* 2017 All-KCAC First Team selection
^ 2017 All-KCAC Second Team selection
# 2017 All-KCAC Honorable Mention selection
+ 2017 AFCA-NAIA All-American First Team selection
~ 2017 AFCA-NAIA All-American Second Team selection