Sacramento State QB Jeff Fleming, Maine DB and KR Travis Coston, Eastern Kentucky DB Patrick McClellan, Georgetown LB Jeremy Grasso and Wagner RB Dominique Williams are honored this week.
The four have been selected as the College Sporting News National All-Stars for the week ending Sept. 4 in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision.
Each of the honorees are listed here with their achievements and their school, position, height, weight, class and hometown.
Jeff Fleming, Sacramento State, Quarterback, 6-4, 200, Senior, Fullerton, CA.
Fleming helped lead Sacramento State to its first-ever win over an FCS, or BCS opponent, completing 22-of-25 passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions as Sacramento State beat Oregon State 29-28 Saturday night in Corvalis, OR.
Fleming had touchdown strikes of 19 and four yards to Chase Deadder in the second quarter and then found Brandyn Reed from six yards out for another score in overtime. With the score at 28-27, Fleming then hit Reed again for the game-winning two-point conversion.
Fleming also led the Hornets with 39 yards rushing to finish with 296 yards of total offense and had a pass-efficiency ranking of 152.8. The win snapped a 49-game losing streak for Big Sky Conference teams against FCS opponents and was the first Big Sky win over a Pac-12 school since 1996.
Travis Coston, Maine, Defensive Back/Kick Returner, 5-9, 200, Junior, Bridgeton, N.J.
Coston was brilliant on special teams and defense as Mane opened the season with a 28-13 victory at home over Bryant on Saturday. Coston returned five punt for 130 yards, including one for a 74-yard touchdown.
He averaged 26 yards per return and added two interceptions and three tackles as a defensive back for the Black Bears to key the victory.
Patrick McClellan, Eastern Kentucky, Defensive Back, 6-4, 212, Senior, Maineville, OH.
McClellan sparked Eastern Kentucky to a near upset of Kansas State, forcing two fumbles and recovering a third as part of a Colonel defensive effort that kept Kansas State out of the end zone for most of the game.
Kansas State scored in the final two minutes to pull out a 10-7 season-opening victory at home on Saturday night.
McClellan's fumble recovery and 18-yard return in the third quarter to the one-yard line set up EKU's lone touchdown and broke a 0-0 tie. The defensive back added seven tackles, including six solo stops and 1.5 tackles for loss.
Jeremy Grasso, Georgetown, Linebacker, 6-1, 215, Junior, Washington Township, N.J.
Grasso keyed a dominating performance by the Georgetown defense in a 40-16 season-opening win over Davidson Saturday at home. Grasso is leading the nation in both sacks and tackles for loss after piling up 3.5 sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss during the first game.
Grasso had eight tackles, seven of them solo stops, and recovered a fumble as the Hoyas held Davidson to minus-seven rushing yards.
Dominique Williams, Wagner, Running Back, 5-9, 200, Junior, Bridgeton, N.J.
Williams made his first game in almost two years a special one, rushing 26 times for 180 yards and compiling 193 yards of total offense to lead Wagner to a season-opening 38-28 Northeast Conference home victory over Saint Francis on Saturday.
Williams, who missed all of last season with an injury, had two touchdown runs of five and 28 yards and averaged 6.9 yards per carry.
Three of his four carries of 19 yards, or more, came on a key scoring drive in the second quarter, which he capped off with his five-yard scoring jaunt and gave the Seahawks a 17-7 halftime lead.
Serving for the first time as a team captain, Williams also caught one pass for 13 yards.