2018 Cliff Harris Award Nominees Announced

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – The Little Rock Touchdown Club and Wright Lindsey Jennings announces the nominees for the sixth annual CLIFF HARRIS AWARD. This 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. A prestigious selection committee made up of former college and pro football greats will select the winner. In addition to the CLIFF HARRIS AWARD overall winner, the top vote getter from each division will also be announced.

Finalists for the award will be released in one week and the CLIFF HARRIS AWARD winner will be announced on Dec. 24 and honored at the Little Rock Touchdown Club’s annual awards banquet on January 10, 2018. The winner will receive the $3,000 CLIFF HARRIS AWARD trophy presented by Cliff Harris and guest speaker Barry Sanders. Previous winners include Pierre Desir, Lindenwood University, Darius Allen, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Marqui Christian, Mid-Western State University, Connor Harris, Lindenwood University and Michael Joseph of University of Dubuque.

DIVISION II    
Player NameClassCollegePosition
KailenAbramsSOCentral State UniversityLB
CoreyBallentineSRWashburn UniversityDB
AaronBerrySRAzusa Pacific UniversityLB
LoganBockSRColorado School of MinesLB
BoBrooksSRMissouri University of Science & Technology LB
JakeCarlockSRLIU PostLB
TemorisCoatsSRCarson-NewmanLB
JohnCominskySRUniversity of CharlestonDL
JoseDelgadoSRFort Hays State UniversityLB
AustinEdwardsJRFerris State UniversityDL
KeandreEvansJROuachita Baptist UniversityDB
JeffersonFritzSOMary Hardin-BaylorDB
AlexGoettlJRMinnesota State University, MankatoLB
DevinHaffordJRTarleton State UniversityDB
DonteHamiltonJRCentral Washington UniversityDB
SterlingHammondJRVirginia Union UniversityDB
JonathanHarrisSRLindenwood UniversityDL
MarcusHaskinsFRConcordia UniversityDB
J.T.HassellSRFlorida TechLB
JamarcusHendersonSRNewberryDL
BoHighburgerSRWestern Oregon UniversityLB
ChrisHoadJRTexas-Permian BasinLB
KirbyHoraSRAugustana UniversityLB
D.J.HorneFRTuskegee UniversityDL
DevonHuntJRShaw UniversityLB
JerryIwehSRFairmont State UniversityLB
MarkusJonesSRAngelo State UniversityDL
CodyLeonardSRQuincy UniversityLB
NelsonLouisFRTusculum UniversityDL
Jah'SheemMartinSRPace UniversityDL
LamontMcPhatter IIJRCalifornia University of PennsylvaniaDB
TylerMorrisseySRWest Chester (Pa.) UniversityLB
GunnerOlszewskiSRBemidji State UniversityDB
BrandonPayerFRColorado State-PuebloLB
JamesPrater Jr.SRAshland UniversityDL
CardellRawlingsSRWingate UniversityDL
BrucksSaathoffSRTexas A&M-CommerceLB
TerrySamuelSRWest AlabamaLB
DaryusSkinnerJRWinston-Salem State UniversityDB
AustinStephensJRMiles CollegeLB
DelonStephensonJRFerris State UniversityDB
RossThompsonSROhio Dominican UniversityLB
BrianWilliamsSRDavenport UniversityDB
T.J.WinslowSRHarding UniversityDL
CameronYoungJRFt. Valley StateDB
DIVISION III
Player NameClassCollegePosition
MitchellAllanSRClaremont-Mudd-ScrippsLB
MauroAltamuraSRMontclair State UniversityLB
AnthonyBassaniFRKean UniversityDB
JamesBellSOTexas Lutheran UniversityDB
LouisBerrySRMount Union UniversityDB
ToddBlakelySRUniversity of Puget SoundDL
JordyBormanJRCentral CollegeDB
NathanBrinkerSRSaint John's University (Minn.)DL
CameronBrownSRCase Western Reserve UniversityDL
JacobBurkheadSOUniversity of Massachusetts DartmouthDB
PaytonCampbellSRSUNY MaritimeDL
DanielCamposJRGeorge Fox UniversityLB
NIckCastroSRUniversity of RedlandsLB
MichaelConnorSRSimpson CollegeLB
D'Onshuv'e CooferJRRhodes CollegeDL
Jacob CoonSRWashington University St. LouisLB
AustinDeanSRBrockportDL
FrankieFeasterJRMuhlenberg CollegeDL
JohnFitzgeraldSRWestminster College (PA)DL
RobertFletcherFRJohns HopkinsLB
JeffersonFritzSOUniversity of Mary Hardin-BaylorDB
DanielGibsonSRBethany College (WV)DL
NicholasGiorgioSRSpringfield CollegeDL
TajahGoodenSOWesleyan UniversityDL
MattGurgoneSRSt. Norbert CollegeLB
HarryHenschlerSRUniversity of Wisconsin-WhitewaterDL
JackHoggardSRRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteLB
ZachHowardSRWestfield StateLB
AntonioJohnsonJRNorth Carolina Wesleyan CollegeLB
SamuelKennyFRFitchburg StateDL
KyleKilgoreSRBethel UniversityDL
KaleKuhiikiFRCornell CollegeDL
BrysonLamboySRBerry CollegeDL
JosephLedbetterFRAverett UniversityDL
ThomasLesniewskiSRMonmouth College (Ill.)DL
JoeyLongoriaJRMary Hardin-BaylorDL
DukeMackleSRLinfield CollegeDB
ChrisMillerSRHardin-SimmonsLB
PatMinogueSRIthaca CollegeLB
BrandonMorrisSRWesleyan UniversityLB
DianteMosesSRLakeland UniversityLB
JavonMuhammadSRMacMurray CollegeDL
Re'ShaunMyersJRBridgewater CollegeLB
MichaelNobileFRDelaware Valley UniversityDL
ZacQuattroneSRWashington & Jefferson CollegeDB
DillonRademakerSRWartburg CollegeDL
AnthonyRieckFRLake Forest CollegeDB
DannyRobinsonSRMount Union UniversityLB
JacksonRossSOUniversity of ChicagoDL
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
KeontaeChaviesSRBethany CollgeDL
CalebCoeSROlivet NazareneLB
TysonCooperSRSouthern Oregon UniversityLB
ChristianCrossFRSouthwestern Assemblies of God UniversityDB
JasonFerrisJRUniveristy of Montana WesternLB
McBrideGaltSRCarroll CollegeDB
JacobGarciaSOOttawa UniversityDL
J.T.GraydonSOReinhardt (Ga.) UniversityDL
JoshHettigerJRSaint Xavier UniversityLB
JustinHughesSREastern Oregon UniversityDB
JoelKatzerJRMorningside CollegeLB
JayLigginsSRDickinson State (N.D.)DB
MikeMitchellSRSoutheastern (Fla.) UniversityDL
AndreasMoellerSREvangel UniversityDL
TrentMuellerJRLindsey Wilson CollegeLB
AndrewO'HaraSRConcordia University - Ann ArborLB
ChadScaggsSRMarian UniversityDL
BenSlavensJRGrand View UniversityLB
KennethSteeleSROttawa (AZ) UniversityLB
ZachTaylorSOPeru State CollegeLB
MalikThurmanSRUniversity of St. Francis (Ill.)DB
BryceVan BeekSRNorthwestern CollegeDB