The D3 Football regular season has come and gone and we're neck deep in the playoffs. Now it's time to assess the regular season performances so we can award the top players regardless of playoff seeding and whatnot.
Thus, I give you the D3 Football Fan Choice Newcomer of the Year award, handed out to the top freshman of D3 Football — based on your votes, of course.
Surprisingly, unlike in years past, this season was sparce in top offensive performers such as quarterback and wide receiver. Still, as you can see from the list below, there were plenty of young studs who made huge contributions in their first year on the team. A sign of things to come? I sure hope so.
Without further ado, here are the top freshman of the 2017 D3 Football season. Make sure to cast your vote below. And if I missed one you believe deserves mention, hit me up @stockames12 on Twitter.
Poll closes at NOON Pacific, Friday December 1, 2017.
John Adams III, Defensive Back — Olivet
18-of-21 Pass Breakups, 3 Interceptions
Stefon Woodruff, Defensive Lineman — Wesley
11.0 Solo Sacks, 12.0 Total Sacks, 2 Assisted Sacks, 79 Sack Yards, 1.09 Sacks Per Game
Mcnemon Vincent, Defensive Lineman — Lakeland
9.0 Solo Sacks, 9.5 Total Sacks, 1 Assisted Sack, 54 Sack Yards, .95 Sacks Per Game
Kyle Treber, Linebacker — Hanover
40.0 Solo Tackles, 58.0 Assisted Tackles, 98.0 Total Tackles, 10.9 Tackles Per Game
Kyle Hackett, Kicker — Hobart and William Smith College
10-of-10 Field Goals Made, 1.000 Field Goal Percentage
Wahid Nabi, Quarterback — Ithaca
206-of-324 Pass Completions, 2,552 Passing Yards, 16 Passing Touchdowns, 11 Interceptions
Josh Breece, Running Back — Washington & Lee
237 Rushing Attempts, 1,825 Rushing Yards, 7.70 Rushing Yards Per Carry, 18 Rushing Touchdowns, 3 Receptions, 23 Reception Yards, 1,848 All-Purpose Yards
Shawn Coane, Running Back — Hanover
117 Rushing Attempts, 666 Rushing Yards, 7 Rushing Touchdowns, 30 Receptions, 6 Reception Touchdowns, 392 Reception Yards, 104 Kickoff Return Yards, 1,162 All-Purpose Yards
James Bell, Safety — Texas Lutheran
6 Interceptions, 53 Interception Return Yards, 0.7 Interceptions Per Game
Jamiel Garcia, Wide Receiver — Beloit
38 Receptions, 705 Reception Yards, 8 Reception Touchdowns
Carl Stokes, Wide Receiver — Defiance
49 Receptions, 843 Reception Yards, 6 Receptions Touchdowns