UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. -- Saginaw Valley State University senior linebacker Bryan Jones has garnered some preseason recognition heading into the 2017 season, earning a spot on the 2017 College Football America Division II Starting Lineup.
Jones, the reigning GLIAC leader in tackles per game (11.1) and Second Team All-GLIAC selection at the linebacker position, is poised to lead a strong unit and Cardinal defense heading into the 2017 campaign. He added a pair of sacks, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble last season, blocking two extra points as well. Bryan had five pass break-ups and had 7.5 total tackles for loss on the season.
SVSU opens the 2017 season on the road Saturday, September 2 at Alderson Broaddus University for a non-conference tilt. The Cards then host Walsh in another non-league game before opening GLIAC play September 16 at Wayne State.
The College Football America 2017 Yearbook features more than 930 college football teams from the United States and Canada over the course of more than 300 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos.
2017 College Football America Division II Starting Lineup
Pos. Name School Yr.
QB MICHAEL KEIR California (PA) Sr.
RB MARTY CARTER Grand Valley State Jr.
RB MAX MICKEY Sioux Falls Sr.
WR DRE HALL North Alabama Sr.
WR DAMON GIBSON MSU-Moorhead Sr.
TE BRODY OLIVER Colorado Mines Jr.
OL GAVIN DE LOS SANTOS Harding Sr.
OL JOE HILLIN Mars Hill Sr.
OL JOSEPH LACEY LIU Post Sr.
OL LAVONTE HIGHTS Shepherd Sr.
OL ALEX CAPPA Humboldt State Sr.
KR TA'NAUZ GREGORY Edinboro So.
Pos. Name School Yr.
DL ZACH SIELER Ferris State Jr.
DL BRANDON JONES Texas A&M-Kingsville Jr.
DL JARELL BRIGHT Winston-Salem State Jr.
LB BRYAN JONES Saginaw Valley State Sr.
LB BO HIGHBURGER Western Oregon Jr.
LB KEVIN HAYNES Central Washington Sr.
DB DREW HEBEL Black Hills State Jr.
DB JOSHUA SIMMONS Limestone Sr.
DB CARLO THOMAS Johnson C. Smith Sr.
DB JARED CHESTER LIU Post Sr.
P CARTER ANCHORS Pittsburg State Jr.
PR SHAWN HOOKS Texas A&M-Commerce Sr.