Incarnate Word quarterback Lindsey Scott, who started his college football career at LSU in 2016, leads The Associated Press FCS All-America team presented by Regions Bank and released Tuesday.
Scott has thrown for 4,404 yards and a Championship Subdivision record 59 touchdowns. The Division I record is 60 set by LSU’s Joe Burrow in the 2019 season.
Scott and UIW face North Dakota State on Friday in an FCS semifinal game. Scott made stops at junior college and Missouri before landing at UIW.
Four of Scott’s teammates were selected to the third team, including receivers Taylor Grimes and Darion Chafin, offensive lineman Caleb Johnson and linebacker Kelechi Anyalebechi.
North Dakota State and South Dakota State lead the way with three players each on the first team, all on the lines.
North Dakota State’s Cody Mauch is the only lineman among 30 finalists for this year’s Walter Payton Award, which goes to the best offensive player in FCS. Nash Jensen of North Dakota also made the first team. South Dakota State offensive linemen Garret Greenfield and Mason McCormick were also selected to the first team.
On defense, Spencer Waege of North Dakota State and Caleb Sanders of South Dakota State hold down the line.
Top-ranked South Dakota State faces Montana State on Saturday in the second FCS semifinal.
Quarterback — Lindsey Scott, seventh-year, Incarnate Word.
Running backs — Jaleel McLaughlin, fifth-year, Youngstown State; Geno Hess, fifth-year, Southeast Missouri State.
Offensive linemen — Cody Mauch, sixth-year, North Dakota State; Garret Greenfield, fifth-year, South Dakota State; Mason McCormick, fifth-year, South Dakota State; Colby Sorsdal, fifth-year, William & Mary; Nash Jensen, sixth-year, North Dakota State.
Tight end — Ryan Miller, fifth-year, Furman.
Wide receivers — Hayden Hatten, fourth-year, Idaho; Fotis Kokosioulis, fifth-year, Fordham; Xavier Gipson, fourth-year, Stephen F. Austin.
All-purpose player — Dylan Laube, fifth-year, New Hampshire.
Kicker — Skyler Davis, fifth-year, Elon.
Linemen — David Walker, third-year, Central Arkansas; Spencer Waege, sixth-year, North Dakota State; Jay Person, fifth-year, Chattanooga; Caleb Sanders, fifth-year, South Dakota State.
Linebackers — Zeke Vandenburgh, sixth-year, Illinois State; John Pius, third-year, William & Mary; Johnny Buchanan, fifth-year, Delaware.
Defensive backs — Marte Mapu, sixth-year, Sacramento State; Alijah Huzzie, fourth-year, East Tennessee State; Marcus Hillman, fifth-year, Elon; Robby Hauck, fifth-year, Montana; Khalil Baker, third-year, North Carolina Central.
Punter — Jake Gerardi, third-year, Southern Utah.
Quarterback — Tim DeMorat, fifth-year, Fordham.
Running backs — Jaden Shirden, fourth-year, Monmouth; Ulonzo Gilliam, sixth-year, UC Davis.
Offensive linemen — McClendon Curtis, sixth-year, Chattanooga; Mark Evans II, fifth-year, Arkansas-Pine Bluff; Ryan Coll, , Richmond; Nick Amoah, , UC Davis; Brandon Weldon, sixth-year, Sacramento State.
Tight end — Martin Marshel, fourth-year, Sacramento State.
Wide receivers — Andrei Iosivas, fifth-year, Princeton; Joey Hobert, third-year, Utah Tech; Xavier Smith, fifth-year, Florida A&M.
All-purpose player — Hunter Luepke, fifth-year, North Dakota State.
Kicker — Matthew Cook, fourth-year, Northern Iowa.
Linemen — Ty French, third-year, Gardner-Webb; Malik Hamm, fifth-year, Lafayette; Devonnsha Maxwell, sixth-year, Chattanooga; Josiah Silver, second-year, New Hampshire.
Linebackers — Joe Andreessen, fifth-year, Bryant; BJ Davis, fourth-year, South Carolina State; Aubrey Miller Jr., fifth-year, Jackson State.
Defensive backs — Justin Ford, fifth-year, Montana; Kameron Brown, fourth-year, Chattanooga; Maxwell Anderson, fourth-year, Weber State; Eddie Heckard, sixth-year, Weber State; Luke Glenna, fifth-year, St. Thomas.
Punter — Patrick Rohrbach, first-year, Montana.
Quarterback — Michael Hiers, fifth-year, Samford.
Running backs — ShunDerrick Powell, second-year, North Alabama; Cameron Skattebo, third-year, Sacramento State.
Offensive linemen — Jackson Slater, second-year, Sacramento State; Luke Newman, third-year, Holy Cross; Anderson Tomlin, fifth-year, Furman; Caleb Johnson, fifth-year, Incarnate Word; Tyler Brown, fourth-year, Jackson State.
Tight end — Tucker Kraft, fourth-year, South Dakota State.
Wide receivers — Taylor Grimes, fourth-year, Incarnate Word; Darion Chafin, fifth-year, Incarnate Word; Joshua Tomas, fifth-year, Georgetown.
All-purpose player — Devron Harper, fifth-year, Mercer.
Kicker — Richard McCollum, fifth-year, Western Carolina.
Linemen — Jake Heimlicher, fifth-year, Penn; Dylan Ruiz, second-year, New Hampshire; Truman Jones, fifth-year, Harvard; Brody Grebe, second-year, Montana State.
Linebackers — John Ford II, sixth-year, Tennessee-Martin; Kelechi Anyalebechi, fifth-year, Incarnate Word; Stone Snyder, fourth-year, VMI.
Defensive backs — Kedrick Whitehead, fifth-year, Delaware; Michael Tutsie, sixth-year, North Dakota State; Rassie Littlejohn, fourth-year, Stetson; Benny Sapp III, fifth-year, Northern Iowa; Demetries Ford, fourth-year, Austin Peay.
Punter — Grant Burkett, fourth-year, Missouri State.
(Story via The Associated Press)