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01/16/17 - Adoree JacksonJr/2018, Southern California, 5-11, 185 (DS#5 CB) [Newsfeed]
USC's all-everything athlete Adoree Jackson to enter 2017 NFL Draft...On the final day to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft as an underclassmen, USC cornerback Adoree Jackson added some star power to this spring's draft class. A superstar in football and track and field with Olympic-level athleticism, Jackson was a unanimous All-American in 2016 (USC's first since Marqise Lee in 2012) after a season of participating in all three phases of the game for the Trojans. Here at CBS Sports, Jackson was honored as a first team pick for cornerback and punt returner and second team selection as an all-purpose threat and kick returner. Jackson was a three-year starter and has showcased NFL-level ability from the moment he set foot on campus. This decision doesn't come as a shock to anyone around USC as the school announced the decision with a tribute to his many contributions to the program. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com

01/16/17 - Matt McKoySr/2017, Saginaw Valley State, 6-1, 200 (DS#51 SS) [Newsfeed]
2016 AFCA NATIONAL DIVISION II SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (COACHES): DB Matt McKoy, 6-2 212, Sr., Saginaw Valley St., (Mich.), Jim Collins, Canton, Mich. (Canton),...McKoy rounded-out his SVSU career by leading the league with five interceptions, taking one back for a touchdown. He also forced two fumbles, recovering another and taking that back for a score. He totaled 76 tackles from the defensive backfield, averaging 8.4 per contest despite playing just one series in the ninth game and missing the 10th and final contest. He is the first Cardinal to earn all-america honors since 2013, when former teammate Jeff Janis was named to the AFCA All-America First Team. - Saginaw Valley State Football

01/16/17 - Dante BlackmonrSr/2017, Kennesaw State, 5-10, 181 (DS#83 CB) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DB - Dante Blackmon, R-Sr., Kennesaw State,...Career-high three-INT game against Duquesne, becoming the 10th player in Big South history to record three INTs in a game...Named Big South and National Defensive Player of the Week for his effort versus Duquesne..His six INTs this season were second-most nationally and led the Big South...Returned one of his interceptions for a touchdown...Logged seven pass breakups and also recovered a fumble and blocked a kick. - Kennesaw State Football

01/16/17 - Raheem WilsonSr/2017, Southeastern Oklahoma State, 5-10, 185 (DS#76 CB) [Newsfeed]
2016 AFCA NATIONAL DIVISION II SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (COACHES): DB Raheem Wilson, 5-11 185, Sr., Southeastern Oklahoma, Bo Atterberry, DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto),...The senior corner back from DeSoto, Texas, was a first team All-GAC honoree. He finished the season with 47 tackles and led the country in passes defended with 24 which included a GAC-best five interceptions and 19 pass breakups. He enters SE's record book for career interceptions and passes defended while matching that mark at the conference level with a total of 18 interceptions. - Southeastern Oklahoma Football

01/16/17 - C.J. BroussardSr/2017, Azusa Pacific, 6-0, 198 (DS#999 CB) [Newsfeed]
2016 AFCA NATIONAL DIVISION II SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (COACHES): DB C.J. Broussard, 6-0 198, Sr., Azusa Pacific (Calif.), Victor Santa Cruz, Clovis, Calif. (Clovis),...Broussard led the league in interceptions with five and passes defended with 11, and he was Azusa Pacific's third-leading tackler with 74. He helped anchor a Cougar defense which ranked among the top-ten Division II programs in several categories. Azusa Pacific ranked second nationally in red zone defense, third in turnover margin (plus-20) and sacks (4.17 per game), and fourth in interceptions (23). The Cougars had the nation's sixth-best scoring defense, surrendering 16.0 points per game. - Azusa Pacific Football

01/16/17 - Kyle KitchensJr/2018, Catawba, 6-1, 205 (DS#999 OLB) [Newsfeed]
2016 AFCA NATIONAL DIVISION II SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (COACHES): LB Kyle Kitchens, 6-2 205, Jr., Catawba (N.C.), Curtis Walker, Decatur, Ga. (Decatur),...Kitchens led Catawba and the South Atlantic Conference with eight and a half sacks. That total ranked 33rd in NCAA II. He totaled 16 stops for losses among his 49 tackles and was credited with 15 quarterback pressures. Kitchens caused two fumbles, recovered one and broke up three passes. - Catawba Football

01/16/17 - Desmond JohnsonrFr/2020, Kennesaw State, 6-1, 230 (DS#999 OLB) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DL - Desmond Johnson, R-Fr., Kennesaw State,...Tied for second in the Big South with six sacks, and was ranked eighth in TFL (9.5)...Named Big South Defensive Player of the Week and National Defensive Player of the Week after recording career-high nine tackles and returning a fumble for TD in win at Monmouth...Key part of rush defense that led Big South (130.3 ypg allowed). - Kennesaw State Football

01/16/17 - Tonarius PortressrJr/2018, Kennesaw State, 5-11, 239 (DS#999 OLB) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DL - Tonarius Portress, Jr., Kennesaw State,...Ranked second in the Big South with a career-high 13.0 tackles for a loss...Recovered one fumble and forced two others...One of nine players in the conference with multiple forced fumbles...Recorded a career-best 10 tackles in win at Duquesne. - Kennesaw State Football

01/16/17 - Malik LetatauSr/2017, Kennesaw State, 6-1, 292 (DS#999 C) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): OL - Malik Letatau, Sr., Kennesaw State,...Started all but one game at center...Key part of team that led the Big South and among top five nationally in scoring, rushing and total offense...Preseason All-Big South pick. - Kennesaw State Football

01/16/17 - Justin SumpterrSo/2019, Kennesaw State, 6-2, 217 (DS#112 WR) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): WR - Justin Sumpter, R-Soph., Kennesaw State,...Led the Owls with 31 receptions for 538 yards and eight touchdowns...His eight TDs led all Big South wide receivers...Totaled a career-high 187 yards on eight catches and two scores at Duquesne...Hauled in at least one touchdown in six of his eight games played in. - Kennesaw State Football

01/16/17 - Chaston BennettSr/2017, Kennesaw State, 5-09, 162 (DS#999 RB) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): RB - Chaston Bennett, Sr., Kennesaw State,...Tied Big South record for most consecutive multi-TD games with six...Set Big South single-season record for most TD receptions by a RB with five...Scored 13 of his 14 TDs and averaged 161.7 all-purpose yards over the last seven games...Tied for Big South lead in TDs (14). - Kennesaw State Football

01/16/17 - Jordan HerdmanrSr/2017, Simon Fraser, 6-1, 235 (DS#999 ILB) [Newsfeed]
2016 AFCA NATIONAL DIVISION II SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (COACHES): LB Jordan Herdman, 6-2 235, R-Sr., Simon Fraser (B.C.), Kelly Bates, Winnipeg, Man. (Sturgeon Heights Collegiate),...Also nominated for the Cliff Harris award as the best defensive player in DII Football, the 6-2, 235-lb Herdman re-wrote the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) record books in 2016, claiming the all-time marks in in tackles (428) and assisted tackles (223). Finishing with a conference-leading 113 total tackles (56 solo, 57 assisted), Herdman fell three solo tackles shy of equalling the GNAC career record of 208, set by Central Washington's Blake Walker from 2001-2004. Herdman, who was named to the Don Hansen All-American team following his spectacular 2015 season, is the Clan's first AFCA All-American nod since 1990, when standout wide receiver Nick Mazzoli was dubbed with the honour. - Simon Fraser Football

01/16/17 - Derrick FarrowSr/2017, Kennesaw State, 6-1, 205 (DS#999 SS) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DB - Derrick Farrow, Sr., Kennesaw State,...Ranked fourth on the team with 47 tackles...Totaled eight tackles in the season opener against ETSU, a season high...Started 11 games. - Kennesaw State Football

01/16/17 - Izzy SamrJr/2018, Kennesaw State, 5-10, 221 (DS#999 ILB) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM (COACHES): LB - Izzy Sam, R-Jr., Kennesaw State,...Was second on the team with 65 tackles...Key part of rush defense that led Big South (130.3 ypg allowed)...Started all 11 games. - Kennesaw State Football

01/16/17 - Anthony Gore Jr.rSo/2019, Kennesaw State, 5-11, 214 (DS#999 OLB) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM (COACHES): LB - Anthony Gore Jr., R-Soph., Kennesaw State,...Led the team and ranked ninth in Big South with a program-record 70 this season...His 11.0 tackles for loss were second-most on the team and fifth-most in Big South...Totaled two games with double-digit tackles, recording a career-high 12 tackles at Gardner-Webb and 10 more versus Presbyterian. - Kennesaw State Football

01/16/17 - Zach MitchlerrSo/2019, Kennesaw State, 6-2, 245 (DS#999 OG) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM (COACHES): OL - Zach Mitchler, R-Soph., Kennesaw State,...Started all 11 games at right tackle...Key part of team that led the Big South and among top five nationally in scoring, rushing and total offense. - Kennesaw State Football

01/16/17 - Chandler BurksrSo/2019, Kennesaw State, 5-10, 189 (DS#999 RB) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM (COACHES): QB - Chandler Burks, R-Soph., Kennesaw State,...Accounted for 36 percent of the Owls' touchdowns with a Big South-leading 22 (13 passing, nine rushing)...Owned a school-record streak of 76 consecutive passes without an interception late this season...Became the first Big South QB with consecutive games of three rushing TDs. each. - Kennesaw State Football

01/16/17 - Zach CunninghamrJr/2018, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 230 (DS#1 OLB) [Newsfeed]
Vanderbilt LB Cunningham declares for NFL draft...Vanderbilt linebacker Zach Cunningham confirmed Sunday that he is bypassing his senior season and declaring for the NFL draft, the school announced. Cunningham, the first unanimous All-American in Commodores' history, led the Southeastern Conference with 125 tackles this season. He posted 16 1/2 tackles for losses, tying him for third most in a season in school history. Cunningham is considered a first-round pick. He is forecasted as the second-best outside linebacker and 23rd overall prospect by NFLDraftScout.com. "We could not be more proud of Zach Cunningham and what he has accomplished as a student-athlete at Vanderbilt," Commodores coach Derek Mason said in the school's press release. "Zach leaves West End among the most decorated players in Commodore football history, and he works as hard as any student-athlete I have ever coached. Zach's been a great pleasure to coach and a tremendous teammate. "Vanderbilt is indebted to Zach for his impact on our football program, on and off the field. Zach will always be a Vanderbilt Man, and we wish him years of success in the NFL." Cunningham recorded 295 career tackles (39.5 for losses), seven forced fumbles and six sacks during three seasons with the Commodores. Vanderbilt has produced only two first-round draft picks in the past 30 years. Quarterback Jay Cutler was the No. 11 overall selection by the Denver Broncos in 2006 and offensive tackle Chris Williams was the 14th pick in 2008 by the Chicago Bears. - The Sports Xchange

01/15/17 - Ishmael ZamorarSo/2019, Baylor, 6-3, 220 (DS#35 WR) [Newsfeed]
Baylor WR Zamora declares for NFL Draft...Baylor sophomore wide receiver Ishmael Zamora, who was suspended this past season for three games over an animal abuse incident, plans to enter the 2017 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Zamora is eligible for this year's draft since he redshirted in 2014 followed by two seasons on the field. "I made this decision for a lot of reasons and family is the No. 1. I loved Baylor just as much as the next guy but I couldn't stay there forever," Zamora wrote on his Twitter account late Saturday night. Zamora made 63 catches for 809 yards and eight touchdowns in 10 games in 2016. EXOS also announced Zamora was joining its NFL Combine training program. Zamora was suspended for the first three games of the season, drawing national attention after a video surfaced of the wide receiver beating his dog with a belt and kicking the animal. He was charged with a misdemeanor and given a citation and a fine.

Baylor also required that Zamora perform 40 hours of community service "in a manner that will teach him kindness and respect toward animals." Zamora had to undergo counseling and relinquish his dog to an animal-friendly home. He sent the dog to live with relatives in Houston after the incident. "I am sorry that I took out my frustration on my dog and accept the punishment that comes with it," Zamora said in a statement in August. "This incident will never, ever happen again. I truly love my dog, however, I know that my actions showed differently and I know that I made a big mistake. I apologize to my family, teammates, Baylor University and our fans for my actions. "Eventually, I hope that everyone can see who I really am and that I am not a terrible person. This incident does not and will not define me, and I know that I am the one who will have to prove that to others in the days ahead. - The Sports Xchange

01/15/17 - Austin WilsonrJr/2018, Coastal Carolina, 6-2, 225 (DS#999 QB) [Newsfeed]
Former Syracuse starting quarterback Austin Wilson will finish his career at Coastal Carolina. Coastal Carolina announced Wilson's addition Friday. Wilson graduated from Syracuse last month. He started two games his freshman year against Duke and Florida State. The 6-foot-2, 220 pound Wilson, from Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, played nine career games for the Orange, finishing with 418 yards passing with a touchdown and seven interceptions. Wilson played two games this past fall against Clemson and Florida State. Wilson went 17-of-27 for 172 yards and two touchdowns against the national champion Tigers in a 54-0 loss on Nov. 5. - AP Sports

01/15/17 - Cam RobinsonJr/2018, Alabama, 6-6, 310 (DS#1 OT) [Newsfeed]
Robinson heads Alabama trip in declaring for draft...Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson is among three Crimson Tide standouts who declared for the NFL draft on Friday. Robinson was joined by cornerback Marlon Humphrey and receiver ArDarius Stewart. The three announced their decisions at a campus press conference. The 6-foot-6, 327-pound Robinson is rated the top offensive tackle for the 2016 draft and the 14th overall prospect by NFLDraftScout.com. He has been a dominating anchor on the Crimson Tide offensive line in his three college seasons and won the Outland Trophy this season as the nation's top interior lineman. Humphrey, a third-year sophomore, is bypassing his final two seasons of eligibility.

The son of former Alabama star and NFL running back Bobby Humphrey is rated the second-best cornerback and 20th overall prospect by NFLDraftScout.com. Stewart is viewed as a mid-round pick in this year's draft. He had a team-best 864 receiving yards as a junior. "These three players have made significant contributions, not only in how they played but how they affected their teammates," coach Nick Saban said at the press conference. "We have a great appreciation for this, and we appreciate them more than you know. They are part of the fabric of this organization." Robinson's stock has remained high despite being charged last May for illegal possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. He didn't face prosecution because the district attorney handling the case dropped the charges, citing Robinson's football potential. - The Sports Xchange

01/13/17 - ArDarius StewartrJr/2018, Alabama, 6-0, 204 (DS#4 WR) [Newsfeed]
Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson, cornerback Marlon Humphrey and wide receiver ArDarius Stewart are skipping their senior seasons to enter the NFL draft. The trio announced their decisions on Friday, four days after the Crimson Tide lost to Clemson in the national championship game. Robinson and Humphrey are both projected as first-round picks. Robinson started every game at left tackle during his three-year career. He won the Outland Trophy this season as the nation's top interior lineman. Humphrey was a two-year starter after redshirting in 2014. He had 36 tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown. Stewart led the Tide in receiving with 864 yards and eight touchdowns despite missing two games with a sprained knee and one for a suspension. - AP Sports

01/13/17 - Jeff BadetrJr/2018, Kentucky, 6-0, 182 (DS#75 WR) [Newsfeed]
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has announced that junior wide receiver Jeff Badet will transfer after leading the Wildcats in yardage last season. Badet had 670 yards and ranked second on the team with 31 receptions and four touchdowns in 2016, totals that helped the Wildcats (7-6) reach the TaxSlayer Bowl in their first postseason appearance since 2010. He leaves with career totals of 82 receptions for 1,385 yards and seven TDs. Badet is scheduled to graduate in May and will have one season of eligibility remaining. Stoops expressed appreciation for Badet's contributions in a release on Friday in which the receiver thanked coaches and teammates. Badet added, "I just feel like it's the best decision for me to finish my career as a graduate transfer." - AP Sports

01/13/17 - Jake FruhmorgenSo/2019, Clemson, 6-5, 290 (DS#999 OT) [Newsfeed]
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said that one-time starting offensive lineman Jake Fruhmorgen is leaving the program. Fruhmorgen, a 6-foot-5, 290 pound sophomore from Tampa, Florida, started the first eight games at right tackle for the national champion Tigers. However, he left the team after its win at Florida State in late October and did not return. Swinney had said Fruhmorgen was dealing with personal issues. Swinney said in a text message Thursday that Fruhmorgen told him his intentions to leave. Fruhmorgen was one of Clemson's top recruits before the 2015 and, combined with starting left tackle, was supposed to be a building block for the offensive line. Sean Pollard took Fruhmorgen's spot and started Monday night when the Tigers defeated No. 1 Alabama 35-31 to win a national title. - AP Sports

01/12/17 - Travis RudolphJr/2018, Florida State, 6-1, 189 (DS#11 WR) [Newsfeed]
Travis Rudolph, the wide receiver who led Florida State in receiving the past two seasons, will forego his final season of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. Rudolph had 56 catches for 840 yards and seven touchdowns this season. He had a touchdown in four straight games at just one point late in the year, joining Kelvin Benjamin and Rashad Greene as the only Florida State receivers in the last 10 seasons to do that. Rudolph had 153 career receptions to rank seventh in school history and 2,311 yards to finish eighth. He made news in late August when a photo of him eating lunch with an autistic student during a trip to a middle school went viral on social media. He joins running back Dalvin Cook and offensive tackle Rod Johnson as Florida State players to announce they are leaving early. - AP Sports

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