2018 Cliff Harris Award Finalists Announced

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – The Little Rock Touchdown Club and Wright Lindsey Jennings announced the finalists for the sixth annual CLIFF HARRIS AWARD. The award is presented to the nation’s top small college defensive player representing more than 5,000 defensive players from almost 500 NCAA Division II, Division III and NAIA colleges and universities.

An overall winner will be announced on December 24th and honored at the Little Rock Touchdown Club’s annual awards banquet on January 10, 2019. The winner will receive the $3,000 Cliff Harris Award trophy presented by Cliff Harris. In addition to the overall winner, the top vote getters from each division will also be announced. A prestigious group of former college and pro football greats serve on the Cliff Harris Award Committee.

DIVISION II    
Player NameClassCollegePosition
CoreyBallentineSRWashburn UniversityDB
AaronBerrySRAzusa Pacific UniversityLB
BoBrooksSRMissouri University of Science & Technology LB
JakeCarlockSRLIU PostLB
JohnCominskySRUniversity of CharlestonDL
JoseDelgadoSRFort Hays State UniversityLB
AustinEdwardsJRFerris State UniversityDL
KeandreEvansJROuachita Baptist UniversityDB
DevinHaffordJRTarleton State UniversityDB
JonathanHarrisSRLindenwood UniversityDL
MarcusHaskinsFRConcordia UniversityDB
J.T.HassellSRFlorida TechLB
JamarcusHendersonSRNewberryDL
BoHighburgerSRWestern Oregon UniversityLB
ChrisHoadJRTexas-Permian BasinLB
DevonHuntJRShaw UniversityLB
MarkusJonesSRAngelo State UniversityDL
CodyLeonardSRQuincy UniversityLB
LamontMcPhatter IIJRCalifornia University of PennsylvaniaDB
TylerMorrisseySRWest Chester (Pa.) UniversityLB
GunnerOlszewskiSRBemidji State UniversityDB
BrandonPayerFRColorado State-PuebloLB
JamesPrater Jr.SRAshland UniversityDL
CardellRawlingsSRWingate UniversityDL
TerrySamuelSRWest AlabamaLB
DaryusSkinnerJRWinston-Salem State UniversityDB
AustinStephensJRMiles CollegeLB
DelonStephensonJRFerris State UniversityDB
RossThompsonSROhio Dominican UniversityLB
BrianWilliamsSRDavenport UniversityDB
T.J.WinslowSRHarding UniversityDL
DIVISION III
Player NameClassCollegePosition
MitchellAllanSRClaremont-Mudd-ScrippsLB
MauroAltamuraSRMontclair State UniversityLB
LouisBerrySRMount Union UniversityDB
NathanBrinkerSRSaint John's University (Minn.)DL
CameronBrownSRCase Western UniversityDL
MichaelConnorSRSimpson CollegeLB
AustinDeanSRBrockportDL
FrankieFeasterJRMuhlenberg CollegeDL
JeffersonFritzSOUniversity of Mary Hardin-BaylorDB
NicholasGiorgioSRSpringfield CollegeDL
MattGurgoneSRSt. Norbert CollegeLB
HarryHenschlerSRUniversity of Wisconsin-WhitewaterDL
ZachHowardSRWestfield StateLB
AntonioJohnsonJRNorth Carolina Wesleyan CollegeLB
KyleKilgoreSRBethel UniversityDL
BrysonLamboySRBerry CollegeDL
ThomasLesniewskiSRMonmouth College (Ill.)DL
JoeyLongoriaJRMary Hardin-BaylorDL
DukeMackleSRLinfield CollegeDB
PatMinogueSRIthaca CollegeLB
DianteMosesSRLakeland UniversityLB
JavonMuhammadSRMacMurray CollegeDL
Re'ShaunMyersJRBridgewater CollegeLB
MichaelNobileFRDelaware Valley UniversityDL
DannyRobinsonSRMount Union UniversityLB
JohnSaluteSRSalve Regina UniversityDL
JonathanSeayJRWittenberg UniversityLB
RyanSlagerSRGrinnellLB
EricStevensonSRWheaton College (IL)LB
ElvinSuazoSRHusson UniversityLB
JimmyThomasSRJohn Carroll UniversityDL
ChadWilburgSRWhitworth UniversityDL
MarcusWintersSRTrine UniversityDB
AndrewYaminSRAmherst CollegeLB
IsaacZickafooseSRBluffton UniversityDL
NAIA
Player NameClassCollegePosition
CurtBoekeSRDakota State (S.D.) UniversityDL
ShaqBradfordJRKansas Wesleyan UniversityDL
CalebCoeSROlivet NazareneLB
JasonFerrisJRUniveristy of Montana WesternLB
J.T.GraydonSOReinhardt (Ga.) UniversityDL
JoshHettigerJRSaint Xavier UniversityLB
JoelKatzerJRMorningside CollegeLB
JayLigginsSRDickinson State (N.D.)DB
MikeMitchellSRSoutheastern (Fla.) UniversityDL
AndreasMoellerSREvangel UniversityDL
TrentMuellerJRLindsey Wilson CollegeLB
ChadScaggsSRMarian UniversityDL
BenSlavensJRGrand View UniversityLB
KennethSteeleSROttawa (AZ) UniversityLB
BryceVan BeekSRNorthwestern CollegeDB