Layton Rabb -- 2018 AFCA All American (Second Team)

Football Trey Reed / MSU Athletic Communications

Rabb tabbed second-team AFCA All American

WACO, Texas -- Midwestern State's Layton Rabb earned second-team honors when the American Football Coaches' Association released its annual postseason awards Wednesday afternoon.
 
The 6-5, 225-pound quarterback from Llano led NCAA Division II's seventh-best offensive attack throwing for 3,114 yards with 29 touchdowns and six interceptions.
 
Rabb boasted an 18-3 career mark as the Mustangs' starting signal caller helping the program to a third straight postseason appearance as a junior. Only a pair of one-point setbacks to teams ranked in the AFCA Top 10 kept MSU Texas out of the playoffs this season.
 
Rabb passed for at least 300 yards in six games this season including a school record 467 yards with five touchdowns in a 57-36 win over Angelo State. He also passed for five touchdowns in wins over Humboldt State and Angelo State.
 
The J.W. Rollins/Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Year led the league in numerous categories ranking fourth nationally in passing yards per game (311.4), fifth nationally in total offense per game (325.3), eighth in passing touchdowns (29) and ninth in passing yards (3,114).
 
Rabb closed his career second on Midwestern State's all-time passing yardage list with 6,399 yards and second with 63 career passing touchdowns.
 
Rabb is one of three Lone Star Conference players to earn AFCA All-America mention as Angelo State senior defensive end Markus Jones and Texas A&M-Commerce senior place kicker Kristov Martinez garnered first-team honors.
 
He is the sixth Midwestern State student-athlete to earn AFCA All-America honors joining offensive lineman Amini Siliatolu (2011/1st team), running back Keidrick Jackson (2013/1st team), safety Marqui Christian (2015/1st team), offensive lineman Akoakoa Paleka-Kennedy (2016/2nd team) and offensive lineman Islam Sbeih (2017/2nd team).
 
Midwestern State achieved its 19th consecutive winning season closing the 2018 campaign with an 8-2 record.
 
   
AFCA Division II Coaches All America Team
 
First Team Offense
Pos. Player School Class Ht. Wt. Hometown
QB Jayru Campbell Ferris State (Mich.) Jr. 6-5 215 Detroit, Mich.
RB Jaleel McLaughlin Notre Dame (Ohio) Fr. 5-9 173 Marshville, N.C.
RB Gabriel Watson Sioux Falls (S.D.) Jr. 6-1 221 Piedmont, Calif.
WR Craig Rucker Mars Hill (N.C.) Jr. 5-7 165 Orlando, Fla.
WR Trey Brock Hillsdale (Mich.) Sr. 6-3 218 Missouri City, Texas
TE Erik Henneman Lindenwood (Mo.) Jr. 6-3 228 Gretna, La.
OL Derrick Puni Central Missouri Sr. 6-6 320 St. Charles, Mo.
OL Bryce Bray Harding (Ark.) Sr. 6-0 260 Rogers, Ark.
OL James Moore Central Washington Sr. 6-5 300 Tacoma, Wash.
OL Travis Romsa Chadron State (Neb.) Sr. 6-4 300 Burns, Wyo.
OL Donald Boone Chowan (N.C.) Jr. 6-5 310 Hertford, N.C.
AP Lyrics Klugh Fairmont State (W. Va.) Sr. 5-10 170 Lyman, S.C.
K Kristov Martinez Texas A&M-Commerce Sr. 5-6 135 Edinburg, Texas
 

First Team Defense
Pos. Player School Class Ht. Wt. Hometown
DL Markus Jones Angelo State Sr. 6-3 260 Fort Worth, Texas
DL Austen Eskew Northwest Missouri State Sr. 6-4 248 Lawson, Mo.
DL Michael Wristen Colorado State-Pueblo Sr. 6-4 245 Broomfield, Colo.
DL Chris Garrett Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.) So. 6-4 230 Milwaukee, Wisc.
LB J.T. Hassell Florida Tech Sr. 6-0 199 Titusville, Fla.
LB Austin Stephens Miles (Ala.) Jr. 5-11 210 Munford, Ala.
LB Tyler Morrissey West Chester (Pa.) Sr. 6-3 256 Springfield, Pa.
DB Lamont McPhatter II California (Pa.) Jr. 5-11 190 New Castle, Pa.
DB Joshua Simmons Limestone (S.C.) Sr. 6-3 205 Moncks Corner, S.C.
DB Gunner Olszewski Bemidji State (Minn.) Sr. 5-10 180 Alvin, Texas
DB Brian Williams Davenport (Mich.) Sr. 6-1 190 Detroit, Mich.
P Josh Carlson Dixie State (Utah) Fr. 6-0 165 Gilbert, Ariz.
 

Second Team Offense
Pos. Player School Class Ht. Wt. Hometown
QB Layton Rabb Midwestern State Sr. 6-5 225 Llano, Texas
RB Marcus Jones Gannon (Pa.) Sr. 5-11 225 Painesville, Ohio
RB Devontae Jackson West Georgia Sr. 5-7 176 Marietta, Ga.
WR Chad Hovasse Adams State (Colo.) Sr. 6-1 215 Colorado Springs, Colo.
WR Shane Zylstra Minnesota State Jr. 6-5 220 Spicer, Minn.
TE Jalen Jackson Lock Haven (Pa.) So. 6-0 215 Williamsport, Pa.
OL Craig McCorkle California (Pa.) Jr. 6-5 290 Cincinnati, Ohio
OL Devon Johnson Ferris State (Mich.) Sr. 6-7 310 Aurora, Ill.
OL Steve Gaviglia Slippery Rock (Pa.) Sr. 6-3 285 Cranberry Township, Pa.
OL Matt Juneau Minnesota-Duluth Sr. 6-5 290 Brooklyn Park, Minn.
OL Justin Gooseberry Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) Sr. 6-4 250 Little Rock, Ark.
AP Deonte Harris Assumption (Mass.) Sr. 5-6 170 Middle River, Md.
K Cole Antley Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) Sr. 6-0 190 Atlanta, Ga.
 
Second Team Defense
Pos. Player School Class Ht. Wt. Hometown
DL Davondrick Lison Southern Arkansas Sr. 6-2 235 Arkansas City, Ark.
DL T.J. Winslow Harding (Ark.) Sr. 6-4 250 Houston, Texas
DL Cardell Rawlings Wingate (N.C.) Sr. 6-2 240 Smithfield, N.C.
DL James Prater, Jr. Ashland (Ohio) Sr. 6-0 244 Columbus, Ohio
LB Dominic Cizauskas Glenville State (W. Va.) Jr. 6-2 260 Mukwonago, Wisc.
LB Aaron Berry Azusa Pacific (Calif.) Sr. 6-2 225 Perris, Calif.
LB Cody Leonard Quincy (Ill.) Sr. 5-11 192 Carrollton, Ill.
DB Traviontae Brown Benedict (S.C.) Jr. 6-0 170 Albany, Ga.
DB Corey Ballentine Washburn (Kan.) Sr. 6-0 204 Topeka, Kan.
DB O'Shay Harris Central Oklahoma Jr. 6-1 190 Ardmore, Okla.
DB Jarey Elder West Chester (Pa.) Jr. 5-11 170 Allentown, Pa.
P Isaac Parks North Carolina-Pembroke So. 6-0 210 Greensboro, S.C.
 
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