As we inch closer to a brand new season of New England college football, Noontime Sports is excited to unveil its first-ever NCAA Division I preseason football team — we will release preseason squads for D-II and D-III in a few weeks.
Without further ado, here is our first-ever New England Preseason D-I Team — offense, defense, and special teams — and as usual, please let us know your thoughts by engaging with us on social media!
Noontime’s New England Preseason D-I Offense
QB: Phil Jurkovec | Boston College | Pittsburgh, Pa.
QB: EJ Perry | Brown University | Andover, Mass.
RB: Kevin Mensah | UConn | Worcester, Mass.
RB: Julius Chestnut | Sacred Heart | Bowie, Md.
WR: Zay Flowers | Boston College | Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
WR: Cameron Ross | UConn | Newark, Del.
WR: Andre Miller | Maine | Old Town, Maine
WR: Tyshaun James | Central Conn. | Middletown, Conn.
TE: Trae Barry | Boston College | Summerdale, Ala.
OL: Zion Johnson | Boston College) | Bowie, Md.
OL: Alec Lindstrom | Boston College | Dudley, Mass.
OL: J’Von Brown | Central Conn. | Norwich, Conn.
OL: J.D. DiRenzo | Sacred Heart | Hammonton, N.J.
OL: Josh Sokol | Sacred Heart | Hopkinton, Mass.
OL: Nick Olsofka | Holy Cross | Louisville, Ky.
Noontime’s New England Preseason D-I Defense
DL: Benton Whitley | Holy Cross | Springfield, Mass.
DL: Truman Jones | Harvard University | Atlanta, Ga.
DL: Anthony Nelson | Harvard University | Tampa, Fla.
DL: Jack Daly | Bryant University | South Glastonbury, Conn.
DL: Kevin Peprah | Sacred Heart | Woodbridge, Va.
LB: Jacob Dobbs | Holy Cross | Macomb, Mich.
LB: Jordan Hill | Harvard University | Silver Spring, Md.
LB: Tre Jones | Central Conn. | Providence, R.I.
LB: Foday Jalloh | Central Conn. | West Lawn, Pa.
LB: Chris Outterbridge | Sacred Heart | Long Beach, N. J.
DB: Evan Horn | New Hampshire | Lebanon, Pa.
DB: John Smith | Holy Cross | Lake Worth, Fla.
DB: Niko Mermigas | Dartmouth College | Wexford, Pa.
DB: Andre Brackett | Bryant University | East Windsor, Conn.
DB: Darion McKenzie | Merrimack College | Berlin, Md.
Noontime’s New England Preseason D-I Special Teams
PK: Derek Ng | Holy Cross | Las Vegas, Nev.
P: Jon Sot | Harvard University | Clark, N.J.
LS: Evan Deckers | UMass | Avon, Conn.
Honorable Mentions: RB: Zane Dudek (Yale), RB: Peter Oliver (Holy Cross), RB: Joey Kenny (Rhode Island), TE: Joey Luchetti (Boston College), TE: Tyler Roberts (Merrimack College), TE: Jihad Edmond (Bryant University), TE: JJ Howland (Yale University), OL: Chad Broome-Webster (Brown University), OL: Spencer Rolland (Harvard University), OL: Nick Gargiulo (Yale University), OL: Clay Legault (Merrimack College), P: Patrick Haughney (Holy Cross), DB: Dexter Lawson, Jr. (Central Conn.), DB: Melvin Rouse II (Yale University), and P: Noah Gettman (Sacred Heart)