Defending champ North Central leads College Football America Yearbook’s 2021 NCAA Division III Preseason Starting Lineup

Andrew Kamienski, North Central Cardinals

The North Central Cardinals, the defending Division III champions, has four selections to lead the 2021 College Football America Yearbook’s NCAA Division III Preseason Starting Lineup, CFA’s version of an All-America team.

The Cardinals went 14-1 in 2019, en route to their first national title, as they defeated UW-Whitewater, 41-14. The Cardinals did not play in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oddly enough, all four North Central selections were part of the College Football America Yearbook’s 2020Starting Lineup — running back Ethan Greenfield, wide receiver Andrew Kamienski, offensive lineman Sharmore Clarke and defensive back Jake Beesley. Many of the members of this year’s Starting Lineup are tapping into the extra year of eligibility provided to all players due to COVID-19.

Other players that made the Starting Lineup include Muhlenberg quarterback Michael Hnatkowsky, Saint John’s wide receiver Ravi Alston, Hardin-Simmons offensive lineman Boomer Warren, Delaware Valley defensive lineman Michael Nobile, Rose-Hulman linebacker Michael Stevens and Mary Hardin-Baylor defensive back Jefferson Fritz.

The Division III section of the College Football America 2021 Yearbook features 36 pages of content including:

  • National Division III preview;
  • Division III preseason Starting Lineup;
  • Update on each Division III conference;
  • Capsules for every Division III team, including 2020 results and 2021 schedules;
  • More than 10 color action, coach and stadium photos.

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2021 College Football America NCAA Division III Starting Lineup


Pos., Name, School, Class

QB Michael Hnatkowsky, Muhlenberg, Sr.

RB Ethan Greenfield, North Central, Jr.

RB Shane Welshans, Rose-Hulman, Sr.

WR Ravi Alston, Saint John’s, Sr.

WR Andrew Kamienski, North Central, Sr.

TE Cole Hissong, Wooster, Sr.

OL Sharmore Clarke, North Central, Sr.

OL Boomer Warren, Hardin-Simmons, Sr.

OL Will Jackson, Randolph-Macon, Sr.

OL Colin Langford, Huntingdon, Sr.

C Mike Olsen, UW-Oshkosh, Sr.


Pos., Name, School, Class

DL Jhemir Stanley, Susquehanna, Sr.

DL Michael Nobile, Delaware Valley, Sr.

DL Blade Durbala, Central (IA), Sr.

DL Johnathan Terrell, Averett, Jr.

LB Ian Barr, Westminster (PA), Sr.

LB Michael Stevens, Rose-Hulman, Sr.

LB Dillon Keefe, Chapman, Sr.

DB Jake Beesley, North Central, Sr.

DB Jefferson Fritz, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Sr.

DB Montez Archer Jr., Bluffton, So.

DB Jesse Vail, Mount Union, Jr.

Special Teams

Pos., Name, School, Class

P Ethan Hoffman, George Fox, Jr.

PK Anthony Avila, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Sr.

KR Rayshawn Boswell, Hobart, Jr.

PR A.J. Jackson, Lake Forest, Jr.

AP Tristin Quick, Averett, Sr.

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