Each of the honorees are listed here with their achievements and their school, position, height, weight, class and hometown.
Connor Kavanaugh, Portland State, Quarterback, 6-0, 185, Sr., Portland, OR
Kavanaugh carried 12 times for a career-high 212 yards and scored four rushing touchdowns in Portland State’s 42-35 road victory over Idaho State. Kavanaugh averaged 17.7 yards per carry, one of the top performances in the FCS this season. He scored on runs 5, 33, and twice at 43 yards. Kavanaugh also completed 6-of-11 passes for 101 yards and lead an offense that ran for a school-record 436 yards. His 314 yards of total offense and 26 points marked season highs for him this year.
Clarence Jackson, Jacksonville State, Linebacker, 6-2, 220, So., Atlanta, GA
Jackson had seven tackles, 2.0 tackles-for-loss, a sack for a loss of 12 yards, forced and recovered a fumble, three pass breakups and blocked a field goal in Jacksonville State’s 38-30 road victory over Murray State. Jackson was part of the Gamecock defense that held the Racers to just 11 rushing yards on 27 carries, the fewest yards allowed by the team to an OVC opponent since 2008. His blocked field goal came in the second quarter after JSU had overcome a 10-0 deficit to take a 14-10 advantage.
Alex Sewall, Indiana State, Safety. 6-1, 210, Sr., Western Springs, IL
Sewall led the Sycamore defensive attack with 11 total tackles, including five solo stops as ISU won at South Dakota State for the first time by the score of 38-28. Sewall had one sack for a loss of four yards and recovered a key fumble early in the game which set up the Sycamores’ first score. He also added one pass breakup. Sewall also had two near forced fumbles in the game but both times the SDSU ball carries were ruled down by contact.
Robert De La Rosa, Bucknell, Defensive Tackle, 6-2, 290, Sr., Lancaster, PA
De La Rosa led the Bucknell defense with a dominant game in a 35-18 win over Georgetown on Saturday. He finished with nine tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, three sacks and a forced fumble to lead a Bucknell unit that held Georgetown to negative rushing yardage in the game. The 6.5 tackles for loss rank tied for third on the FCS single-game list since 2000, and his 12.5 tackles for loss for the season lead the nation. He set a career-high in sacks and equaled a career-best in tackles.
Justin Ferrell, North Carolina A&T, Safety, 5-9, 190, Sr., Danville, VA
Ferrell, an all-MEAC free safety blocked two field goals in the Aggies' 24-3 conference win over Morgan State, their first road win in two years. Ferrell knocked down a 47-yard attempt in the first quarter after the Bears had taken a 3-0 lead, and a 43-yarder to protect the Aggies lead going into halftime. In addition, he also had an interception in the fourth quarter that led to the final NC A&T touchdown. Ferrell also had five tackles, three solo, and recorded three pass breakups in the victory.