COMMERCE – Texas A&M University-Commerce has had two football players named Division II All-Americans by the Associated Press, as announced Wednesday.
Junior safety and return specialist Dominique Ramsey has repeated as a First Team AP All-American as an all-purpose player, while junior offensive tackle Amon Simon was named a Second Team AP All-American.
Ramsey – a redshirt junior from Converse (Judson) – earns his second career All-American honor. The Cliff Harris Award nominee has also been named to the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football All-Texas small college team, and has earned First Team All-Super Region Four honors from the Division II Conference Commissioners Association as both a safety and return specialist.
He earned LSC Special Teams Player of the Week honors twice in 2019, ranking second in the nation in kickoff return average at 37.5 yards per return, and second in the LSC and ninth in the nation in punt return average at 14.7 yards per return. His return prowess has seen teams kick away from him insomuch as he did not return a kickoff in the last three games of the regular season. He also had 39 tackles, three interceptions, two pass breakups, and two tackles for loss on defense.
Simon – a redshirt junior from Humble (Atascocita) – earns his first career All-American honor. He has been named to the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football All-Texas small college team, and has earned First Team All-Super Region Four honors from the Division II Conference Commissioners Association. In 2019, he earned Lone Star Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year and First Team All-LSC honors at offensive tackle. He blocked for an offense that averaged 407.9 yards and 36.1 points per game during the regular season.
2019 ASSOCIATED PRESS DIVISION II FOOTBALL ALL-AMERICANS
Quarterback — Roland Rivers III, senior, Slippery Rock.
Running backs — Nate Gunn, senior, Minnesota State; Jaleel McLaughlin, sophomore, Notre Dame (Ohio).
Linemen — Tyler Allison, senior, Ferris State; Evan Heim, senior, Minnesota State; Chris Larsen, senior, Slippery Rock; Jason Poe, junior, Lenoir-Rhyne; Grant Stewart, senior, Colorado School of Mines.
Tight end — Zach Davidson, junior, Central Missouri.
Receivers — Zimari Manning, senior, Tarleton; Shane Zylstra, senior, Minnesota State.
All-purpose player — Dominique Ramsey, junior, Texas A&M-Commerce.
Kicker — Dante Brown, senior, Fort Hays State.
Linemen — Jaquan Artis, senior, Lenoir-Rhyne; Austin Edwards, senior, Ferris State; Chris Garrett, junior, Concordia-St. Paul; B.J. Jefferson, senior, Tarleton.
Linebackers — Chris Hoad, senior, UT Permian Basin; Rondrow Peebles, junior, Carson-Newman; Drew Seers, junior, Lindenwood.
Secondary — Nick Ciccio, sophomore, Colorado Mesa; Christopher Jefferson, sophomore, Findlay; Lamont McPhatter II, senior, California (Pa.); Prince Robinson, senior, Tarleton.
Punter — Isaac Parks., junior, UNC Pembroke.
Quarterback — Brook Bolles, senior, Central Missouri.
Running backs — Daniel McCants, senior, Tarleton; Al McKeller, junior, Indianapolis.
Linemen — Jeff Arnold, senior, Indiana (Pa.); Cori Gooseberry, senior, Ouachita Baptist; Brandon Kemp, senior, Valdosta State; Adonis Sealey, senior, Valdosta State; Amon Simon, junior, Texas A&M-Commerce
Tight end — Jack Pilkerton, senior, Kutztown.
Receivers — Henry Litwin, junior, Slippery Rock; Shae Wyatt, junior, Central Missouri.
All-purpose player — Tobias Harris, sophomore, West Texas A&M.
Kicker — Jordan Walters, senior, East Stroudsburg.
Linemen — Chauncy Haney, senior, North Greenville; Chad Kuhn, junior, Slippery Rock; Spencer Phillips, senior, Northwest Missouri State; Sha’haun Williams, senior, Notre Dame (Ohio).
Linebackers — Damon Lloyd, senior, Indiana (Pa.); Maurice Wright, Jr., senior, Northwestern Oklahoma State; Brad Zaffram, senior, Slippery Rock.
Secondary — James Caesar, senior, Ferris State; Desmond Fairell, senior, Carson-Newman; Michael Junker, senior, Bemidji State; Daryus Skinner, senior, Winston-Salem State.
Punter — JoseLuis Moreno, senior, Minot State.