Pioneer Football League Announces 24th Annual All-PFL Teams

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
by Cody Bush, PFL Media Relations

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. – Fifty-seven student athletes have been named to the 24th All-Pioneer Football League teams, Tuesday. All selections were made by the league’s coaches, who were not permitted to vote for their own student-athletes.

Stetson senior safety Donald Payne, the league’s Defensive Player of the Year, becomes the seventh PFL athlete to receive First-Team All-PFL honors four times during their career. It has been nearly a decade since the previous four-time honoree – Drake running back Scott Phaydavong (2004-07).

In addition to Payne’s four-time milestone, a quartet of players also earned their third First-Team All-PFL citation with their selection to this season’s squad. Dayton senior linebacker Christopher Beaschler and senior kicker William Will were joined by Jacksonville senior linebacker Grady Redding and Drake senior tight end Eric Saubert as three-time recipients.

A further four 2016 honorees received their second first-team award, each from Dayton: senior offensive lineman Jim Vogel, defensive back Cameron Stubbs, defensive back Christian Searles, senior punter Sean Smith.

Also highlighting the 2016 All-PFL Teams were three unanimous selections, each from league champion San Diego: Riley, Petersen and senior running back Jonah Hodges, the league’s Offensive Player of the Year.

In addition to the 57 student-athletes recognized on the league’s first and second teams, 75 student-athletes received honorable mention recognition.

The Academic All-PFL team, highlighted by the league’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year, will be released Wednesday, concluding the league’s awards week.


2016 All-Pioneer Football League First Team
(as selected by PFL head coaches)
Pos. Player School Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown
WR Aaron Blockmon (H) Campbell 6-1 205 RSo. Sanford, North Carolina
WR Juston Christian (2) Marist 6-0 186 So. Owings Mills, Maryland
WR Brian Riley (U, 2) San Diego 6-3 200 Sr. Rancho Bernardo, California
QB Anthony Lawrence (FR, H) San Diego 6-1 195 RSo. La Mesa, California
TE Eric Saubert (3, 1) Drake 6-5 251 RSr. Hoffman Estates, Illinois
RB Conley Wilkins (2) Drake 5-10 201 Sr. Overland Park, Kansas
RB Jonah Hodges (U) San Diego 5-9 194 RSr. Santa Cruz, California
FB Tevin Heyward San Diego 6-1 230 RJr. San Diego, California
OL Shane Toub Dayton 6-3 285 RSr. Chicago, Illinois
OL Jim Vogel (1) Dayton 6-2 285 RSr. Cincinnati, Ohio
OL Aaron Melton Drake 6-1 283 RSr. Castle Rock, Colorado
OL Miles McArdle (H) San Diego 6-3 290 Jr. Napa, California
OL Daniel Cooney San Diego 6-8 315 RSo. Western Springs, Illinois
DL Jordan Ransone Butler 6-2 285 RSr. Long Beach, Indiana
DL Syd Holt Campbell 6-4 220 RSr. Union, New Jersey
DL Jonathan Petersen (U, 2) San Diego 6-1 230 RJr. Poway, California
DL Davion Belk (H) Stetson 6-1 284 Sr. Chicago, Illinois
LB Christopher Beaschler (3, 1) Dayton 6-1 226 RSr. Ada, Ohio
LB Grady Redding (3, 1) Jacksonville 5-10 195 Sr. Cocoa, Florida
LB Ryan Bennett (2) Morehead State 6-1 210 Sr. Alpharetta, Georgia
LB Nic Henson (H) San Diego 6-2 220 RSr. Chandler, Arizona
DB Cameron Stubbs (1) Dayton 5-10 205 RSr. St. Louis, Missouri
DB Christian Searles (1) Dayton 5-9 185 Jr. Chicago, Illinois
DB Jamal Agnew (2) San Diego 5-10 193 Sr. San Diego, California
DB Donald Payne (4, 1) Stetson 6-0 223 RSr. Fayetteville, Georgia
PK William Will (3, 1) Dayton 6-0 205 RSr. Mokena, Illinois
PK Josh Lee Drake 6-2 190 Sr. Decorah, Iowa
P Sean Smith (1) Dayton 6-4 221 So. Avondale, Pennsylvania
RS Cameron Stubbs Dayton 5-10 205 RSr. St. Louis, Missouri
LS Brandon Mayorga Jacksonville 5-10 195 RJr. Jacksonville, Florida
Notes in parentheses: U-indicates a player was a unanimous first-team selection, 4-is a four-time first-team All-PFL selection; 3-is a three-time first-team All-PFL selection, 1-was a first-team selection in 2015, 2-was a second-team selection in 2015, H-was a honorable mention selection in 2015; FR-was a Freshman Player of the Year in 2015.


2016 All-Pioneer Football League Second Team
(as selected by PFL head coaches)
Pos. Player School Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown
WR Pace Temple Butler 6-1 190 So. Geneva, Illinois
WR Brian Burnett Jacksonville 5-10 190 Jr. Jacksonville, Florida
WR Jake Raymond Morehead State 5-9 174 RSr. Pickerington, Ohio
QB Mike White Marist 6-0 191 RSo. Woodbury, New York
TE Ross Dwelley San Diego 6-5 240 RJr. El Dorado Hills, California
RB Jared Joyner Campbell 6-0 205 RSr. Margate, Florida
RB Ulysses Bryant Jacksonville 5-6 195 Sr. Jacksonville, Florida
FB Duvante Lane Butler 5-10 215 RJr. Evansville, Indiana
OL Michael Demos Butler 6-4 290 RSr. Glenview, Illinois
OL Ryan Schneider Marist 6-5 261 RSr. Germantown, Maryland
OL C.J. Phillips Morehead State 6-2 269 RSr. Louisville, Kentucky
OL Liam Maloney Morehead State 6-4 290 RJr. Liberty Township, Ohio
OL Joe Hurney San Diego 6-1 280 Jr. Charlotte, North Carolina
DL Nick Surges Dayton 6-3 236 RSo. Naperville, Illinois
DL Justin Horton Jacksonville 6-2 235 RSr. Clermont, Florida
DL Dan Njoku Marist 6-1 268 RJr. West Hempstead, New York
DL Colt Briggs Morehead State 6-1 261 RJr. Wilmington, Ohio
LB Jack Crain Dayton 6-2 225 Sr. Lisle, Illinois
LB Taylor Coleman Drake 6-1 213 RSr. Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
LB Willie Barrett Marist 5-11 220 RSo. Holiday, Florida
LB Jeb Boudreaux Stetson 5-8 204 Jr. Mobile, Alabama
DB Chris Beaty Campbell 6-1 190 Sr. Kannapolis, North Carolina
DB Wes Beans Marist 5-10 188 RSo. New Oxford, Pennsylvania
DB Devyn Bryant San Diego 5-11 193 Sr. San Diego, California
DB Ray Clark San Diego 5-11 195 Jr. Brentwood, California
PK Javier Arce-Ramirez Jacksonville 5-10 175 RFr. Madrid, Spain
P Eric Fogle Stetson 6-1 209 Sr. Evans, Georgia
RS Bailey Gessinger Valparaiso 5-10 170 Fr. Goshen, Indiana
LS Nick Mecca Marist 5-11 210 Jr. South Brunswick, New Jersey


2016 All-Pioneer Football League Honorable Mention
BUTLER: Cord Collier (TE); David Starkey (LB); Ethan Brunhofer (LB); Sean Horan (LB); Isaak Newhouse (DB); Ian Dobek (P); Connor Andras (LS). CAMPBELL: Austin Fleming (TE); Brian Stryffeler (OL); Laurin O’Briant (OL); Darren Flowers (DL); Jack Ryan (LB); Daniel Bostick (LB); Greg Cunningham (DB). DAVIDSON: Jaris Scott (WR); Chase Davis (OL); Thomas Sykes (DL); Nate Casey (LB); Jaylen Mize (DB); Jon Cook (P); Conrad Mueller (LS). DAYTON: Jack Euritt (WR); Alex Jeske (QB); Ben Gauthier (OL); David Leisering (DB). DRAKE: Grant Menard (WR); Keegan Gallery (WR); Payson Wick (OL); Ryan Lemke (OL); Mack Marrin (DL); Nathan Clayberg (DL); Tanner Evans (DL); Michael Roane (LB); Caz Zyks (DB); Terry Wallen (RS); Brady Eckert (LS). JACKSONVILLE: Prince Gray (WR); Jared Morris (FB); Jake Howell (OL); Andrew Guthart (OL); Nick McKenney (OL); Robert Ritterhoff (OL); Jareeq Crenshaw (DL); Harrison Rodormer (LB); KJ Jenkins (DB); Armani Sampson (DB); Prince Gray (RS). MARIST: Lawrence Dickens (WR); Marcellus Calhoun (RB); Richard Duncan-Murphy (OL); Cam Gibson (DB); Jordyn Jean-Felix (DB); Mike Marston (DB); Mike Maccarone (PK). MOREHEAD STATE: Austin Gahafer (QB); Kyler Corbett (OL); Dustin Casey (DL); Brandon Louder (DB); Braylyn Cook (DB); Pat DiSalvio (P). SAN DIEGO: Jereke Armstrong (RB); Jalen Smith (DL); Jamal Newman (DL); Jack Flatau (P); Jamal Agnew (RS). STETSON: Kegan Moore (WR); Mike Yonker (FB); Pat Fogarty (OL); Kegan Moore (RS). VALPARAISO: Frank Catrine (WR); Jarrett Morgan (RB); Brian Lang (OL); Brandon Doepke (DL); Drew Snouffer (LB); Kellan Hughes (DB).