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Teuhema, Petit-Frere Named First Team STATS FCS All-America

HAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana senior linebacker Sione Teuhema and sophomore kick returner Juwan Petit-Frere represented the Lions on the 2017 STATS FCS All-America Teams, which were released on Tuesday.

Teuhema and Petit-Frere were both named first team selections, adding to their first team nods on the Phil Steele FCS All-America Teams that were announced last week. Southeastern was one of five schools to place multiple players on the first team, along with No. 1 James Madison, No. 2 Jacksonville State, No. 4 North Dakota State and No. 5 Sam Houston State.

The Lion honorees join former Lions Robert Alford (2012) and Xavier Roberson (2013) as the only players to earn first team All-America honors from STATS (formerly the Sports Network).

Teuhema and Petit-Frere were among 15 Southland Conference players, as the league finished second in the nation in number of selections, just behind the Missouri Valley Conference’s 17 representatives. The Lions’ league rival, Sam Houston State, led the nation with five selections, while other Southland members Central Arkansas (four), SLU (two), UIW (two), Nicholls (one) and Houston Baptist (one) were also represented.

A first team All-Southland Conference selection, Teuhema finished 11th in the Buck Buchanan Award voting after posting 80 tackles, nine sacks and 19.0 tackles for loss in his final collegiate campaign. The Keller, Texas native’s tackle for loss total tied a single-season school record. Teuhema currently ranks in the top five in FCS in sacks (4th) and tackles for loss (1st) per game.

Petit-Frere was named second team all-conference following the regular season. He led the nation with a 34.6 kickoff return average. The Orlando, Florida native also had two touchdowns and sat atop the FCS national rankings in kickoff return average from the opening week of the season to present day.

In the history of the Southland Conference, only Roberson’s 2013 kickoff return average of 35.2 ranks higher in the league’s kickoff return single-season average rankings than Petit-Frere’s tally in his debut season in Hammond.

Teuhema will look to continue his career on the professional level, while Petit-Frere will return for his junior season, which will open on Sept. 1 at ULM.

2017 STATS FCS All-America Team
* – To be determined by the results of the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award voting on Jan. 5

First Team

Offense

*QB – Jeremiah Briscoe – Sr. – 6-3 – 225 – Sam Houston State or Chris Strevler – Sr. – 6-3 – 220 – South Dakota
RB – Dom Bragalone – Jr. – 5-11 – 230 – Lehigh
RB – Josh Mack – So. – 6-1 – 198 – Maine
FB – Cal Daniels – Jr. – 6-2 – 255 – Stony Brook
WR – Keelan Doss – Jr. – 6-3 – 206 – UC Davis
WR – Nathan Stewart – So. – 5-11 – 175 – Sam Houston State

WR – Justin Watson – Sr. – 6-3 – 225 – Penn
TE – Dallas Goedert – Sr. – 6-5 – 260 – South Dakota State
OL – Austin Kuhnert – Sr. – 6-4 – 304 – North Dakota State
OL – Justin Lea – Sr. – 6-4 – 290 – Jacksonville State
OL – Brandon Parker – Sr. – 6-7 – 309 – North Carolina A&T
OL – Skyler Phillips – Sr. – 6-2 – 315 – Idaho State
OL – Aaron Stinnie – Sr. – 6-5 – 309 – James Madison

Defense
DL – Andrew Ankrah – Sr. – 6-4 – 248 – James Madison
DL – P.J. Hall – Sr. – 6-1 – 305 – Sam Houston State

DL – Darius Jackson – Sr. – 6-3 – 242 – Jacksonville State
DL – Jonathan Petersen – Sr. – 6-1 – 240 – San Diego
LB – Sione Teuhema – Sr. – 6-4 – 260 – Southeastern Louisiana

LB – Nick DeLuca – Sr. – 6-3 – 245 – North Dakota State
LB – Darius Leonard – Sr. – 6-3 – 235 – South Carolina State
LB – Brett Taylor – Sr. – 6-2 – 230 – Western Illinois
DB – Mike Basile – Sr. – 6-1 – 200 – Monmouth
DB – Davontae Harris – Sr. – 6-0 – 205 – Illinois State
DB – Taron Johnson – Sr. – 6-0 – 185 – Weber State
DB – Tremon Smith – Sr. – 6-0 – 190 – Central Arkansas

Special Teams
PK – Lorran Fonseca – Jr. – 5-11 – 185 – Nicholls

P – Joe Zema – Gr. – 6-2 – 210 – Incarnate Word

LS – James Fisher – Sr. – 6-2 – 225 – North Dakota State
KR – Juwan Petit-Frere – So. – 5-7 – 170 – Southeastern Louisiana

PR – Justice Shelton-Mosley – Jr. – 5-10 – 195 – Harvard
AP – Detrez Newsome – Sr. – 5-10 – 210 – Western Carolina

Second Team

Offense
*QB – Jeremiah Briscoe – Sr. – 6-3 – 225 – Sam Houston State 
or Chris Streveler – Sr. – 6-3 – 220 – South Dakota
RB – Roc Thomas – Sr. – 5-11 – 193 – Jacksonville State
RB – De’Lance Turner – Sr. – 6-1 – 214 – Alcorn State
FB – Andre Stoddard – Jr. – 5-10 – 230 – Wofford
WR – Jaelon Acklin – Sr. – 6-2 – 190 – Western Illinois
WR – Neil O’Connor – Jr. – 5-11 – 190 – New Hampshire
WR – Troy Pelletier – Sr. – 6-3 – 210 – Lehigh
TE – Andrew Vollert – Sr. – 6-5 – 245 – Weber State
OL – John Cook – Jr. – 6-4 – 325 – Central Arkansas

OL – Jamil Demby – Sr. – 6-5 – 335 – Maine
OL – Jacob Ohnesorge – Sr. – 6-3 – 295 – South Dakota State
OL – Timon Parris – Sr. – 6-5 – 320 – Stony Brook
OL – Matthew Schmidt – Sr. – 6-3 – 290 – Furman

Defense
DL – Anthony Ellis – Sr. – 6-1 – 245 – Charleston Southern
DL – Ahmad Gooden – Jr. – 6-1 – 240 – Samford
DL – Dalton Keene – Sr. – 6-4 – 275 – Illinois State
DL – Chris Terrell – So. – 6-3 – 266 – Sam Houston State

LB – Garrett Dolan – Sr. – 6-2 – 240 – Houston Baptist

LB – Jared Farley – Sr. – 5-11 – 224 – Northern Iowa
LB – Warren Messer – Jr. – 5-11 – 229 – Elon
LB – Christian Rozeboom – So. – 6-2 – 225 – South Dakota State
DB – Elijah Campbell – Sr. – 5-11 – 193 – Northern Iowa
DB – Raven Greene – Sr. – 6-0 – 190 – James Madison
DB – Robbie Grimsley – Jr. – 6-0 – 191 – North Dakota State
DB – George Odum – Sr. – 6-2 – 187 – Central Arkansas

DB – D’Montre Wade – Sr. – 6-0 – 200 – Murray State

Special Teams
PK – Trey Tuttle – Fr. – 5-9 – 190 – Weber State
P – Keith Wrzuszczak – Sr. – 5-11 – 212 – Eastern Kentucky
LS – Hunter Winstead – Sr. – 6-0 – 240 – Liberty
KR – Desmond Hite – So. – 5-9 – 178 – Incarnate Word

PR – Xequille Harry – Sr. – 5-11 – 160 – Weber State
AP – Davion Davis – Jr. – 5-11 – 180 – Sam Houston State

Third Team

Offense
QB – Kyle Lauletta – Sr. – 6-3 – 215 – Richmond
RB – Corey Avery – Sr. – 5-10 – 195 – Sam Houston State

RB – Zane Dudek – Fr. – 5-9 – 190 – Yale
FB – Jared Mohamed – Sr. – 6-0 – 227 – Cal Poly
WR – Elijah Marks – Sr. – 6-1 – 175 – Northern Arizona
WR – Kelvin McKnight – Jr. – 5-9 – 188 – Samford
WR – Jesper Horsted – Jr. – 6-4 – 215 – Princeton
TE – Ross Dwelley – Sr. – 6-5 – 240 – San Diego
OL – Ben Huss – Sr. – 6-2 – 310 – Duquesne
OL – Jacob Judd – Sr. – 6-3 – 300 – Western Illinois
OL – Brody Kern – Sr. – 6-2 – 285 – Delaware
OL – Zach Larsen – So. – 6-1 – 300 – Southern Utah
OL – Mitchell Sweigart – Sr. – 6-5 – 290 – Princeton
OL – Alex Thompson – Sr. – 6-4 – 300 – Monmouth

Defense
DL – Abdullah Anderson – Sr. – 6-4 – 295 – Bucknell
DL – Miles Brown – Jr. – 6-2 – 320 – Wofford
DL – Andrew Clyde – Jr. – 6-3 – 275 – Richmond
DL – Darin Greenfield – So. – 6-3 – 235 – South Dakota
DL – Jaison Williams – So. – 6-1 – 225 – Austin Peay
LB – Bryson Armstrong – Fr. – 5-11 – 201 – Kennesaw State
LB – Brandon Bryant – Sr. – 5-11 – 225 – Lafayette
LB – De’Arius Christmas – Sr. – 5-10 – 220 – Grambling
LB – Mario Jenkins – Sr. – 6-1 – 245 – Idaho State
LB – Shaheed Salmon – Sr. – 6-2 – 232 – Samford
DB – Marlon Bridges – So. – 6-0 – 200 – Jacksonville State
DB – Malik Duncan – Sr. – 5-10 – 205 – Saint Francis
DB – Danny Johnson – Sr. – 5-10 – 194 – Southern
DB – Rashad Robinson – Jr. – 5-11 – 182 – James Madison

Special Teams
PK – Marc Orozco – Jr. – 5-9 – 170 – Grambling
P – Alex Pechin – Jr. – 6-0 – 185 – Bucknell
LS – Brandon Godsey – Sr. – 6-0 – 220 – South Dakota
KR – Jean Constant – So. – 5-9 – 168 – Bryant
PR – Khris Gardin – Sr. – 5-7 – 180 – North Carolina A&T
AP – John Santiago – Jr. – 5-9 – 180 – North Dakota

Southeastern student-athletes in bold
Southland Conference student-athletes in bold italics

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