2022 CAA Football

Eleven CAA Football Players Recognized On AP FCS All-America Football Team

Eleven CAA Football Players Recognized On AP FCS All-America Football Team

Eleven CAA football players were recognized on the 2022 Associated Press FCS All-America football team.

Dec 15, 2022 by FloFootball Staff
Eleven CAA Football Players Recognized On AP FCS All-America Football Team

Eleven CAA football players were recognized on the 2022 Associated Press FCS All-America football team.

Honored as first-team AP All-Americans were William & Mary senior offensive lineman Colby Sorsdal, New Hampshire junior running back/returner Dylan Laube, Elon senior kicker Skyler Davis, William & Mary sophomore linebacker John Pius, Delaware graduate student linebacker Johnny Buchanan and Elon senior safety Marcus Hillman.

Selected to the second team were Monmouth sophomore running back Jaden Shirden, Richmond junior offensive lineman Ryan Coll and New Hampshire sophomore defensive end Josiah Silver.

Making the third team were New Hampshire sophomore defensive end Dylan Ruiz and Delaware senior safety Kedrick Whitehead.

Sorsdal anchored a William & Mary offensive line that ranked fourth nationally in fewest sacks allowed (10) and fourth in rushing (265.8 ypg). 

Laube, who made the first team as all-purpose player, led FCS in all-purpose yards (194.3 ypg) after rushing for 1,205 yards and 15 touchdowns and ranking among the nationโ€™s best in punt returns (13.7 avg., 1 TD) and kickoff returns (25.8 avg., 1 TD). 

Davis was 18-of-22 on field goals this season and tied a FCS record by making 7-of-8 from better than 50 yards. 

Pius was among FCS leaders with 11.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss, and he also topped W&M in tackles (72) and quarterback hurries (12). 

Buchanan led FCS with 150 total tackles, including five games with at least 15 stops, and added 8.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. 


Hillman contributed in all areas defensively with team-highs of 83 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks to go along with four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Shirden was the leading rusher in the FCS this season with 1,722 yards and 13 touchdowns, which included nine games of 100 or more yards on the ground. 

Coll was the leader of a Richmond offensive line who helped the Spiders average 424.1 yards and 31.3 points per game this season. 

Silver contributed 55 tackles and was among the best in FCS with 17.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks.

Ruiz had a breakout season for the Wildcats with 60 tackles, a CAA-best 12 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss. 

Whitehead turned in another stellar season with 73 tackles, two interceptions and five pass breakups.