Athens Review, Athens, Texas


December 13, 2011

JUNIOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Perfect 10 (w/All-America list)

TVCC linebacker Longino named NJCAA All-American

ATHENS — Trinity Valley Community College sophomore linebacker Jermaine Longino was a first-team pick at linebacker on the recently released NJCAA All-America teams.

Longino, a 5-10, 220-pounder from Houston’s Hightower High School, led the team with 72 tackles — which put him in the top 10 in the Southwest Junior College Football Conference. After the season he was named the conference’s defensive most valuable player. The Cardinals’ defensive unit was ranked first in the conference.

Longino was one of four TVCC All-Americans. Sophomore offensive linemen Nate Richards (6-4, 290) and Travon Carter (6-2, 310) were second-team All-Americans, while sophomore quarterback Tucker Carter was named honorable mention.

The Cardinals went 8-3 this past season, earning an invite to their first bowl game since 2005. TVCC lost to Butler Community College (Kan.), 21-17, in a game played earlier this month in Pittsburg, Kan.

Navarro College also had one first-team All-American in wide receiver Marquez Clark, as did Blinn, who saw offensive lineman Armondo Alverez make the list.

Blinn running back Marion Grice, the conference’s leading rusher and a Texas A&M commit, was named to the second team. Blinn defensive lineman John Gandy and defensive back Jeremy Baltazar and Navarro defensive back Jeremy McKnight were honorable mention picks.

NJCAA Football All-America Teams


First-Team Offense

QB Bo Wallace, East Mississippi CC (6’ 5”, 210 lbs, Fresh.)

RB Damien Williams, Arizona Western College (6’ 1”, 215 lbs, Soph.)

RB Rasheed Williams, Louisburg College, N.C. (6’ 1”, 195 lbs, Soph.)

WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Hutchinson CC, Kan. (6’ 4”, 211 lbs, Soph.)

WR Marquez Clark, Navarro College, Texas (6’ 0”, 180 lbs, Soph.)

TE Blake Jackson, Scottsdale CC, Ariz. (6’ 4”, 221 lbs, Soph.)

OL Ellwood Clement, Eastern Arizona College (6’ 5”, 290 lbs., Soph.)

OL Donald Hawkins, Northwest Mississippi CC (6’ 6”, 320 lbs, Soph.)

OL Armondo Alverez, Blinn College, Texas (6’ 3”, 300 lbs, Soph.)

OL Carlin Landingham, Grand Rapids CC, Mich. (6’ 4”, 295 lbs, Soph.)

C David Kekuewa, Arizona Western College (6’ 3”, 310 lbs, Soph.)

K Cody Dickson, Iowa Western CC (5’ 9”, 165 lbs, Soph.)

RS Kali Rashaad, Cisco College, Texas (5’ 8”, 165 lbs, Soph.)

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