Athens Review, Athens, Texas

December 13, 2011

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

TVCC linebacker Longino named NJCAA All-American

Jayson Larson
The Athens Review

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

OFFFENSE - 2011

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.)

Second-Team Offense

QB Cody Sokol, Scottsdale CC, Ariz. (6’ 3”, 219 lbs, Soph.)

RB Vintavious Cooper, Southwest Mississippi CC (5’ 9”, 200 lbs, Soph.)

RB Marion Grice, Blinn College, Texas (6’ 0”, 215 lbs, Soph.)

WR Javon Bell, Mississippi Gulf Coast CC (6’ 1”, 185 lbs, Soph.)

WR Kendall Wrenn, Butler CC, Kan. (6’ 0”, 177 lbs, Soph.)

TE Keyon Cole, Grand Rapids CC, Mich. (6’ 5”, 215 lbs, Soph.)

OL Dylon Holley, Mississippi Gulf Coast CC (6’ 3”, 300 lbs, Soph.)

OL Mark Glowinski, Lackawanna College, Pa. (6’ 5”, 295 lbs, Soph.)

OL John McClure, Butler CC, Kan. (6’ 4”, 310 lbs, Soph.)

OL Travon Carter, Trinity Valley CC, Texas (6’ 2”, 310 lbs, Soph.)

C Nate Richards, Trinity Valley CC, Texas (6’ 4”, 290 lbs, Soph.)

K Kurt Walker, Blinn College, Texas (6’ 0”, 200 lbs, Fresh.)

RS Wes Smith, Iowa Western CC (5’ 8”, 170 lbs, Soph.)

Honorable Mention

QB Chandler Whitmer, Butler CC, Kan. (6’ 2”, 190 lbs, Soph.)

QB Tucker Carter, Trinity Valley CC, Texas (6’ 3”, 220 lbs, Soph.)

QB Kramer Berg, Rochester CTC, Minn. (6’ 2”, 215 lbs, Soph.)

RB Johnell Wortham, Northland CTC, Minn. (6’ 1”, 200 lbs, Soph.)

RB Aaron Wimberly, Iowa Western CC (5’ 11”, 175 lbs, Fresh.)

RB Jasper Sanders, Butler CC, Kan. (6’ 2”, 217 lbs, Fresh.)

WR Dexter Holmes, Ellsworth CC, Iowa (6’ 3”, 180 lbs, Soph.)

WR Lance Ray, Northwest Mississippi CC (6’ 3”, 210 lbs, Soph.)

WR Robbie Jackson, Dean College, Mass. (6’ 2”, 189 lbs, Soph.)

OL Daniel Glauser, New Mexico Military (6’ 5”, 215 lbs, Soph.)

OL Mark Beard, Coffeyville (6’ 4”, 295 lbs, Fresh.)

K Kyle Williams, Hinds (6’ 0”, 176 lbs, Soph.)

RS De'Joshua Johnson, Arizona Western (5’ 10”, 155 lbs, Soph.)

NJCAA Football All-America Teams

DEFENSE - 2011

First-Team Defense

DL Chaz Nelson, Garden City CC, Kan. (6’ 3”, 245 lbs, Soph.)

DL Marcus Cribbs, Grand Rapids CC, Mich. (6’ 5”, 310 lbs, Soph.)

DL Bernardo Nunez, Lackawanna College, Pa. (6’ 2”, 230 lbs, Soph.)

DL Denico Autry, East Mississippi CC (6’ 6”, 255 lbs, Soph.)

LB Martrell Spaight, Coffeyville CC, Kan. (6’ 1”, 220 lbs, Fresh.)

LB Jermaine Longino, Trinity Valley CC, Kan. (5’ 10”, 220 lbs, Soph.)

LB Chris Young, Arizona Western College (6’ 1”, 220 lbs, Soph.)

DB Zach Miller, Butler CC, Kan. (5’ 10”, 184 lbs, Soph.)

DB Alonzo Lawrence, Mississippi Gulf Coast CC (6’ 2”, 215 lbs, Soph.)

DB Caleb Leichtnam, Rochester CTC, Minn. (6’ 0”, 177 lbs, Fresh.)

DB Travell Dixon, Eastern Arizona College (6’ 2”, 200 lbs, Soph.)

P Zach Kerndt, Iowa Central CC (6’, 198 lbs, Soph.)

Second-Team Defense

DL Demarcus Lawrence, Butler CC, Kan. (6’ 4”, 248 lbs, Soph.)

DL Calvin Barnett, Navarro College, Kan. (6’ 3”, 290 lbs, Soph.)

DL Dontrill Hyman, Hinds CC, Miss. (6’ 4”, 265 lbs, Fresh.)

DL Tenny Palepoi, Snow College, Utah (6’ 2”, 291 lbs, Fresh.)

LB Terrell Porter, Grand Rapids CC, Mich. (6’ 4”, 225 lbs, Fresh.)

LB Nick Gilbo, Hudson Valley CC, N.Y. (6’ 1”, 232 lbs, Fresh.)

LB Chris Ficklin, East Central CC, Miss. (5’ 11”, 195 lbs, Soph.)

DB Evan Ray, Grand Rapids CC, Mich. (6’ 2”, 200 lbs, Soph.)

DB Kewitt Koonce, Louisburg College, N.C. (5’ 11”, 185 lbs, Soph.)

DB Deion Belue, Northeast Mississippi CC (6’, 180 lbs, Soph.)

DB Dehendret Collins, Copiah-Lincoln CC, Miss. (5’ 11”, 180 lbs, Soph.)

P Will Scott, Mississippi Gulf Coast CC (5’ 11”, 195 lbs, Soph.)

Honorable Mention

P Cayle Chapman-Brown, Snow College, Utah (6” 5”, 225 lbs, Soph.)

DL Mike Pennell, Scottsdale CC, Ariz. (6’ 5”, 350 lbs, Soph.)

DL John Gandy, Blinn College, Texas (6’ 1”, 245 lbs, Soph.)

DL Frank Mays, Central Lakes College, Minn. (6’ 10”, 255 lbs, Soph.)

DL EJ Welch, Mesabi Range CTC, Minn. (6’ 2”, 285 lbs, Soph.)

DL Ty Branz, Iowa Western CC (6’ 3”, 250 lbs, Soph.)

LB Deshawn Lawrence, Minnesota West CTC (6’ 2”, 220 lbs, Soph.)

LB David Conner, Northwest Mississippi CC (5’ 11”, 190 lbs, Fresh.)

DB Khambrel Garland, Hutchinson CC, Kan. (6’ 0”, 186 lbs, Fresh.)

DB Jeremy Baltazar, Blinn College, Texas (6’ 0”, 190 lbs, Soph.)

DB Tyrell Pearson, Mesa CC, Ariz. (5’ 9”, 170 lbs, Soph.)

DB Jeremy McKnight, Navarro College, Texas (5’ 10”, 185 lbs., Soph.)