The 2018 college football season is upon us and media members from around the country have selected the 2018 BOXTOROW HBCU Preseason All-America Team.
Last year’s BOXTOROW Offensive Player of the Year, Bowie State quarterback Amir Hall, leads the team.
Hall is one of the 12 who were named to the 2017 postseason team.
Defending SWAC champion Grambling leads the way with six selections, while BOXTOROW national champion North Carolina A&T has five selections.
Hall, a senior from Bowie, Md., completed 65 percent of his passes for 3,519 yards with 49 touchdowns and just four interceptions in 2017. He also rushed for 406 yards and eight more touchdowns.
This is the 12th year BOXTOROW has released the preseason All-America Team.
2018 BOXTOROW Preseason All-America Team
QB: Amir Hall, Bowie State, Sr., Bowie, Md.
RB: Marquell Cartwright, North Carolina A&T, r-Sr., High Point, N.C.
RB: P.J. Simmons, Alcorn State, Sr., Tallahassee, Fla.
OL: Jeremiah Abbey, Southern, Jr., Atlanta, Ga.
OL Frank Ball, Virginia State, r-Jr., Hampton, Va.*
OL: Dwayne Brown, Bethune-Cookman, Sr., Indianapolis, Ind.*
OL: Nick Leverett, North Carolina Central, Soph., Charlotte, N.C.
OL: Marcus Petiford, North Carolina A&T, Jr., Durham, N.C.
OL: William Waddell, Grambling, Jr., Tallahassee, Fla.
TE: Jordan Jones, Grambling, r-Jr., Frisco, Texas
WR Elijah Bell, North Carolina A&T, Jr., Wheeling, West Va.
WR: Jequez Ezzard, Howard, Jr., Union City, Ga.
DL: Stefen Banks, Savannah State, Sr., Columbus, Ohio
DL: La’Allen Clark, Grambling, Sr., Baton Rouge, La.
DL: Kawuan Cox, North Carolina Central, Jr., Summerville, S.C.
DL: Darryl Johnson, North Carolina A&T, Jr., Kingsland, Ga.
LB: De’Arius Christmas, Grambling State, Sr., Vicksburg, Miss.
LB: Nigel Chavis, Norfolk State, Jr., Richmond, Va.*
LB: Rico Kennedy, Morgan State, Jr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
LB: Davoris Thomas, Tuskegee, Jr., Mobile, Ala.*
DB: Percy Cargo, Grambling, Sr., Donaldsville, La.*
DB: Sterling Hammond, Virginia Union, Jr., Caret, Va.
DB: Franklin (Mac) McCain, III, North Carolina A&T, r-Soph., Greensboro, N.C.
DB: Ju’Anthony Parker, Prairie View A&M, Jr., Dallas, Texas*
DB: Davanta Reynolds, North Carolina Central, Sr., Tucker, Ga.
DB: Cameron Young, Fort Valley State, Jr., Eastman, Ga.*
P: Jamie Gillan, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Sr., Leonardtown, Md.
PK: Marc Orozco, Grambling State, r-Jr., Denton, Texas
RS: William Flowers, Bowie State, Jr., Baltimore, Md.