College Football America Releases FCS Preseason Starting Lineup

Ryan Greenhagen

Kennesaw State quarterback Xavier Shepherd leads the 2022 College Football America Yearbook FCS Preseason Starting Lineup, CFA’s version of an All-America team.

Shepherd was the Big South Offensive Player of the Year and was named a First-Team All-American by two different outlets. He threw for 1,341 yards, 15 touchdowns and three interceptions, and he rushed for another 867 yards and 23 touchdowns.

The following programs had at least two players on the preseason Starting Lineup:

Chattanooga (2): Offensive lineman McClendon Curtis, defensive lineman Devonnsha Maxwell

Holy Cross (2): Offensive lineman Nick Olsofka, linebacker Jacob Dobbs.

Montana (2): Linebacker Patrick O’Connell, defensive back Justin Ford

Missouri State (2): Defensive back Montrae Braswell, punter Grant Burkett

Stephen F. Austin (2): Wide receiver Xavier Gipson, offensive lineman Clint Lapic.

The FCS section of the 2022 College Football America Yearbook features 28 pages of content including:

  • National FCS preview;
  • FCS preseason Starting Lineup;
  • Preview of each FCS conference;
  • Capsules for every FCS team, including 2021 results and 2022 schedules;
  • More than 20 color action, coach and stadium photos.

The 2022 College Football America Yearbook features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.

The print edition is available online via and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble.

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2022 College Football America FCS Starting Lineup


Pos., Name, School, Class

QB Xavier Shepherd, Kennesaw State, Jr.

RB Isaiah Ifanse, Montana St., Sr.

RB Malik Grant, Sacred Heart, Sr.

WR Xavier Gipson, Stephen F. Austin, Jr.

WR Jaxon Janke, South Dakota State, Sr.

TE Kemari Averett, Bethune-Cookman, Sr.

OL McClendon Curtis, Chattanooga, Sr.

OL Michael Corbi, Villanova, Sr.

OL Nick Olsofka, Holy Cross, Sr.

OL Jake Parks, UC Davis, Sr.

OL Clint Lapic, Stephen F. Austin, Jr.


Pos., Name, School, Class

DL Brevin Allen, Campbell, Sr.

DL Devonnsha Maxwell, Chattanooga, Sr.

DL VJ Malo, Portland State, Sr.

DL Nate Lynn, William & Mary, Sr.

LB Jacob Dobbs, Holy Cross, Sr.

LB Patrick O’Connell, Montana Sr.

LB Ryan Greenhagen, Fordham, Sr.

DB Jordan Jones, Rhode Island, Sr.

DB Justin Ford, Montana, Sr.

DB Michael Tutsie, North Dakota State, Sr.

DB Montrae Braswell, Missouri State, Jr.

Special Teams

Pos., Name, School, Class

P Grant Burkett, Missouri State, So.

PK Matthew Cook, Northern Iowa, Jr.

KR Isaiah Bolden, Jackson State, Sr.

PR Jah’Marae Sheread, Florida A&M, Sr.

AP Jake Chisholm, Dayton, Sr.

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