Liberty senior offensive lineman Jonathan Burgess is one of 50 players who have been named to the 2015 College Sporting News Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team.
The honor is one of many for Burgess following his final season with the Flames. He was also selected to the All-Big South first team, the Roanoke Times All-State College Football team, as well as the STATS FCS and Associated Press FCS All-America second teams.
Unlike other All-America teams, the CSN Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America squad is designed to be like a real team, capable of taking the field and competing in a game.
Burgess is one of four players named to the 2015 CSN Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team from the Big South Conference. He was joined on the team by Charleston Southern offensive lineman Erick Austell and long snapper Joseph Smith and Gardner-Webb defensive lineman O.J Mau.
Liberty has placed at least one player on the CSN Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team each year since the 2007 season.
Burgess finished his career at Liberty as a three-time Big South all-conference selection (second team, 2013; first team, 2014 and 2015).
The native of Stafford, Va., was named to the 2015 STATS FCS Preseason All-America first team and the former walk-on finished his career with 34 career starts.
Burgess paced the Flames in knockdowns in 2015 and helped Liberty lead the Big South in passing yards (259.9 yards per game).
College Sporting News 2015 "Fab Fifty" All-American Team
Offense QB Eli Jenkins, junior, 6-2, 205, Jacksonville State QB Jacob Huesman, senior, 6-2, 220, Chattanooga RB Chase Edmonds, sophomore, 5-9, 196, Fordham RB Kade Harrington, junior, 5-8, 190, Lamar RB Jacobi Green, senior, 5-9, 192, Richmond FB Andrew Bonnet, senior, 6-3, 250, North Dakota State FB Tyler Renew, junior, 5-11, 217, The Citadel AP Tarik Cohen, junior, 5-6, 173, North Carolina A&T OC Casey Dunn, junior, 6-3, 285, Jacksonville State OG Corey Levin, junior, 6-5, 305, Chattanooga OG Garrick Mayweather, Jr, 6-3, 319, Fordham OT Clay DeBord, senior, 6-6, 305, Eastern Washington OT Donald Jackson III, senior, 6-2, 290, Sam Houston State OL Jonathan Burgess, senior, 6-2, 305, Liberty OL Erik Austell, junior, 6-3, 285, Charleston Southern TE Ben Braunecker, senior, 6-4, 240, Harvard TE Beau Sandland, senior, 6-5, 250, Montana State WR Jamaal Jones, senior, 6-1, 192, Montana WR Cooper Kupp, junior, 6-2, 195, Eastern Washington WR Jake Wieneke, sophomore, 6-4, 210, South Dakota State WR Emmanuel Butler, sophomore, 6-3, 210, Northern Arizona
Defense DT Javon Hargrave, senior, 6-2, 295, South Carolina State DT Mitchell Jeter, senior, 6-0, 275, The Citadel DE Tyrone Holmes, senior, 6-4, 245, Montana DE Victor Ochi, senior, 6-2, 255, Stony Brook DL Noah Spence, junior, 6-3, 261, Eastern Kentucky DL Keionta Davis, junior, 6-4, 260, Chattanooga LB Deon King, senior, 6-1, 220, Norfolk State LB Darnell Sankey, senior, 6-2, 250, Sacramento State LB Kourtney Berry, junior, 6-0, 215, Alabama State LB Don Cherry, senior, 6-1, 240, Villanova LB John Hugunin, 5-11, 232, Drake LB Christian Kuntz, junior, 6-1, 210, Duquesne CB Deiondre' Hall, senior, 6-2, 190, Northern Iowa CB Jermaine Hough, senior, 5-10, 185, Jacksonville State DB C.J. Smith, senior, 5-11, 183, North Dakota State DB Dee Delaney, sophomore, 6-1, 191, The Citadel S DeAndre Houston-Carson, senior, 6-2, 195, William & Mary S Patrick Onwuasor, senior, 6-2, 225, Portland State
Special Teams K Nick Dorka, sophomore, 6-0, 180, William & Mary P Ian Berryman, freshman, 6-0, 200, Western Carolina KR Willie Quinn, senior, 5-5, 145, Southern PR Ellis Onic II, sophomore, 5-6, 163, Northern Colorado LS Joseph Smith, junior, 6-3, 200, Charleston Southern
Honorable Mention QB Vad Lee, senior, 6-1, 225, James Madison RB Troymaine Pope, senior, 5-9, 205, Jacksonville State RB John Santiago, freshman, 5-9, 170, North Dakota WR Brendan Flaherty, junior, 6-2, 200, Holy Cross WR Anthony Warrum, junior, 6-2, 190, Illinois State WR Justin Watson, sophomore, 6-3, 210, Penn WR Tyler Dube, senior, 6-0, 170, Sacred Heart OL Cole Toner, senior, 6-7, 300, Harvard OL Zack Johnson, junior, 6-4, 327, North Dakota State OL Aaron Neary, senior, 6-4, 300, Eastern Washington TE Jordan Powell, sophomore, 6-3, 246, New Hampshire DL Dino Fanti, senior, 6-1, 265, Eastern Illinois DL O.J. Mau, junior, 6-2, 308, Gardner-Webb LB Bo Brown, senior, 6-1, 216, McNeese State LB Will Ratelle, senior, 5-11, 250, North Dakota DB Marcus Alford, senior, 5-10, 160, Northern Arizona DB Tim Kilfoy, senior, 6-1, 215, Northern Iowa
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