Muhlenberg's Frankie Feaster and Ryan Curtiss and Johns Hopkins' Joe Figueroa have been selected to the Associated Press Division III All-America Team. Feaster and Curtiss earned first-team honors, while Figueroa landed on the second team.
The AP named a Little All-America team, representing Division II and Division III schools, from 1934 to 2016. Last year was the first time AP picked separate Division II and Division III teams.
Feaster, the Centennial Conference, ECAC and D3football.com South Region defensive player of the year, recorded a school-record 17½ sacks among his 29 tackles for loss, ranking in the top five in Division III in both categories. His 7½ tackles for loss vs. Randolph-Macon in the second round of the NCAA Tournament are the most by an NCAA player at any level this season. Feaster also forced three fumbles, broke up 11 passes and picked off a pass.
Curtiss, who has been named to six All-America teams in his two seasons at Muhlenberg, was a first-team All-CC selection for the second straight year. He caught 48 passes for 659 yards and eight touchdowns in 2018, ranking second on the Mules in all three categories. Of his 48 receptions, 39 went for first downs or touchdowns, including 15 on third down.
Figueroa is the first Johns Hopkins player named to the AP All-America Team since Colin Egan in 2016. Figueroa adds AP All-America distinction to an already impressive list of honors for the 2018 season. He had previously earned First Team All-Centennial Conference for the second consecutive season and was also named Second Team D3football.com All-South.
The Johns Hopkins offense, with Figueroa anchoring the line, averaged 45.8 points and 550.3 yards per game. Both of those marks are school single-season records, while the Blue Jays' 339.4 passing yards ranked second in school history. Johns Hopkins also set school records for rushing (48), passing (39) and overall touchdowns (91).
Figueroa is just the fifth Johns Hopkins player to earn All-America honors from the Associated Press. He joins Jim Kelly (1960 – 3rd Team), Matt Campbell (2003 – 2nd Team), Armand Jenifer (2013 – 1st Team) and Egan (2016 – 1st Team). Kelly, Jenifer and Egan were also offensive linemen, while Campbell played safety for the Blue Jays.