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This the Footballstories College Football All-Star team for the 2019 season. At least one player from the 14 schools in our coverage area was selected.

Quincy Roche, Temple defensive lineman was the Footballstories College Football Player of the Year. Photo by Jesse Garber

Temple defensive lineman Quincy Roche was named the College Player of the Year.

Matt Hennessy, Temple Center. Photo by Jesse Garber photo.

First team offense

QB – Daniel Smith, junior, Villanova. Transferred in and led the Wildcats to the playoffs for the first time in the Mark Ferrante era. Threw for 32 touchdowns, ran for 11 and caught one.

RB – Karekin Brooks, senior, Penn. Had 1,003 yards rushing to become just the 12th back in school history to go over 1,000 yards in a season and his 2,847 rushing yards is third on the Quakers all-time list. Scored a team-high nine touchdowns and caught 31 passes for 200 yards.

RB – Re’Mahn Davis, freshman, Temple. He led the Owls with 936 yards rushing and eight touchdowns. He added 15 catches for 181 yards and a pair of scores.

WR – Jadan Blue, redshirt sophomore, Temple. He became the first Owls’ receiver to go over 1,000 yards in a season as he finished with 1,067 yards and four touchdowns on 95 catches.

WR – Ruhann Pelle, senior, Wesley. He caught 92 passes for 1,293 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was named the NJAC Co-Offensive Player of the Year.

WR – Changa Hodge, junior, Villanova. He caught 59 passes for 1,020 yards and 12 touchdowns. Just the sixth 1,000-yard receiver in school history and first since 1999

TE – Dan Allen, senior, Delaware Valley. The Penn Wood High product had 45 catches for 823 yards and 10 touchdowns as the Aggies advanced to the national quarterfinals in the Division III Playoffs.

C – Matt Hennessy, redshirt junior, Temple. He was a finalist for the Rimington Trophy, which goes to the top center in college football. He allowed no sacks and only four quarterback pressures in 826 snaps. He was the highest graded center at the FBS level according to Pro Football Focus. Invited to the NFL Draft Combine.

OL – Paul Grattan, junior, Villanova. Leader on a strong line that allowed just 14 sacks in 13 games. The Wildcats averaged 194.1 yards per game on the ground.

OL – Greg Begnoche, senior, Penn. Blocked for 12th 1,000-yard rusher in school history. Part of a Quakers line that was second best in the Ivy League (and 30th nationally) in sacks allowed.

OL – Pat McGowan, senior, Rowan. He was named to the All-NJAC first team. He anchored the Profs line that paved the way for the NJAC’s third best rushing attack.

OL – Michael Cooper, senior, Delaware Valley. The Aggies averaged 35.46 points per game and he was named first team All-MAC.

K – Will Mobley, redshirt sophomore, Temple. He made 11 of 14 field goals including a career-long 44-yard kick in a 30-28 win over Memphis.

Michael Nobile, Del Val defensive lineman. Photo from

First team defense

DL – Quincy Roche, redshirt junior, Temple. The Footballstories College Player of the Year. He was named the AAC Defensive Player of the Year. He had 13 sacks and 19 tackles for loss while leading the country with 67 quarterback pressures. Left the Owls for the University of Miami as a graduate transfer.

DL – Mike Nobile, sophomore, Delaware Valley. Among the many honors Nobile received was being named first team All-American by the AP and

DL – Ch’aim Smith, redshirt senior, West Chester. He led the Golden Rams – and was tied for third in the PSAC - with 8.5 sacks.

DL – Ifeanyi Maijah, redshirt sophomore, Temple. He was second on the team with 6.5 sacks and third with 10 tackles for loss. He was the Chuck Bednarik National Defensive Player of the Week after the Owls win over No. 21 Maryland.

LB – Forrest Rhyne, junior, Villanova. Led the Wildcats with 116 tackles and totaled 14.5 tackles for loss.

LB – Shaun Bradley, senior, Temple. He had a team-best 87 tackles including eight tackles for loss. He broke up three passes, forced a fumble and recovered one the Owls, who played in their fifth-straight bowl game. He was invited to the combine as well.

LB – Jeremiah Tyler, junior, Princeton. He was a unanimous selection for first team All-Ivy. He led the league in tackles for loss and was a finalist for the Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League's Defensive Player of the Year.

LB – Drew Wiley, senior, Villanova. He had 15 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, two interceptions, six pass break ups, three quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery for the Wildcats, who made the playoffs for the first time since 2016.

DB – Jarey Elder, senior, West Chester. Named the PSAC East Defender of the Year. He had three interceptions, eight pass break ups, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 4.5 tackles for loss.

DB – Jaquan Amos, junior, Villanova. He had a team-high four interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns.

DB – Harrison Hand, junior, Temple. Cherry Hill West product, who transferred from Baylor. He had three interceptions and five pass break ups. He’s one of four Owls who were invited to the NFL Draft Combine.

DB – Delan Stallworth, junior, Princeton. A first-team All-Ivy pick. He had one interception, five pass break ups and 60 tackles

P – Zack Warcola, senior, TCNJ. He was named to numerous All-American teams. He averaged 45.1 yards per punt for the Lions and had 19 of his kicks downed inside the 20-yard line.

Daniel Smith, Villanova quarterback. Photo courtesy of Villanova Athletics.

Second team offense

QB – Anthony Russo, redshirt junior, Temple

RB – Messiah Divine, junior, Rowan

RB – Ja’Den McKenzie, freshman, West Chester

WR – James Gillespie, senior, Widener

WR – Ryan Cragun, sophomore, Penn

WR – Nick Grosso, senior, Rowan

TE – Kenny Yeboah, redshirt junior, Temple

C – Alex Deters, senior, Princeton

OL – Colin Gamroth, junior, Villanova

OL – Mario Farinella, graduate student, Delaware

OL – Jovhan Fair, graduate student, Temple

OL – Frank Tranzilli, senior, West Chester

K – Andrew Chegia, junior, West Chester

Karekin Brooks, Penn running back. Photo courtesy of Penn Athletics

Second team defense

DL – Prince Imili, senior, Penn

DL – David Gajderowicz, senior, Rowan

DL – Solomon Bassett, senior, Lincoln

DL – Malik Fisher, junior, Villanova

DL – Brandon Carswell, senior, Delaware State

LB – Sam Franklin, senior, Temple

LB – Jackson Taylor, redshirt freshman, West Chester

LB – Dante Daniel, junior, Wesley

LB – Zach Evans, senior, Penn

DB – Kedrick Whitehead, sophomore, Delaware

DB – Justin Harris, junior, Delaware Valley

DB – Mitch Bradford, senior, Ursinus

DB – Isiah Mitchell, junior, Wesley

P – Nick Pritchard, redshirt senior, Delaware

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