2023 All-Independent College Football Team and Individual Honors

    Highlighting the best from the four remaining FBS Independent teams, the All-Independent honors showcase the best we saw on the field in 2023.

    The FBS Independents weren’t quite the same in 2023, left with just four programs in a unique college football season. Stemming from the lack of teams, the All-Independent Team and individual honors are a bit truncated from our usual season-ending awards.

    However, that’s not to say there weren’t plenty of memorable performances from the four Independent programs in 2023.

    Independent Football Team Honors for 2023

    Follow along with all of the CFN All-Conference teams all the same for individual honors from each conference: All-Americans | ACC | B1G | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC | AAC | CUSA | MAC | Mountain West | Sun Belt

    • Player of the Year
      Audric Estime, RB, Notre Dame
    • Offensive Player of the Year
      Audric Estime, RB, Notre Dame
    • Defensive Player of the Year
      JD Bertrand, LB, Notre Dame
    • Specialist of the Year
      Spencer Shrader, Notre Dame
    • Newcomer of the Year
      Sam Hartman, QB, Notre Dame
    • Coach of the Year
      Jeff Monken, Army

    All-Independent Offense

    • Quarterback of the Year
      Sam Hartman, Notre Dame
    • Running Back of the Year
      Audric Estime, Notre Dame
    • Wide Receiver of the Year
      Anthony Simpson, UMass
    • Tight End of the Year
      Justin Joly, UConn
    • Offensive Tackle of the Year
      Joe Alt, Notre Dame
    • Offensive Guard of the Year
      Christian Haynes, UConn
    • Offensive Center of the Year
      Zeke Correll, Notre Dame
    • Offensive Lineman of the Year
      Christian Haynes, UConn
    • Offensive Line of the Year
      Notre Dame Fighting Irish
    • Offensive Newcomer of the Year
      Sam Hartman, QB, Notre Dame

    2023 First-Team All-Independent Offense

    QB: Sam Hartman, Notre Dame
    RB: Audris Estime, Notre Dame
    RB: Kay’Ron Lynch-Adams, UMass
    WR: Anthony Simpson, UMass
    WR: Cameron Ross, UConn
    WR: Chris Tyree, Notre Dame
    TE: Justin Joly, UConn
    FLEX: Greg Desrosiers Jr., UMass
    OT: Joe Alt, Notre Dame
    OG: Christian Haynes, UConn
    OC: Zeke Correll, Notre Dame
    OG: Marcellus Anderson, UMass
    OT: Chase Lundt, UConn

    2023 Second-Team All-Independent Offense

    QB: Ta’Quan Roberson, UConn
    RB: Camryn Edwards, UConn
    RB: Victor Rosa, UConn
    WR: George Johnson III, UMass
    WR: Mark Pope, UMass
    WR: Jaden Greathouse, Notre Dame
    TE: Mitchell Evans, Notre Dame
    FLEX: Bryson Daily, Army
    OT: Valentin Senn, UConn
    OG: Pat Coogan, Notre Dame
    OC: Josh Atwood, UMass
    OG: Rocco Spindler, Notre Dame
    OT: Blake Fisher, Notre Dame

    2023 Honorable Mention All-Independent Offense

    QB: Taisun Phommachanh, UMass
    RB: Kanye Udoh, Army
    RB: Jeremiyah Love, Notre Dame
    WR: Tobias Merriweather, Notre Dame
    WR: Isaiah Alston, Army
    WR: Jordan Faison, Notre Dame
    TE: Gino Campiotti, UMass
    FLEX: Holden Staes, Notre Dame
    OT: Connor Finucane, Army
    OG: Jackson Filipowicz, Army
    OC: Brady Small, Army
    OG: Noel Ofori-Nyadu, UConn
    OT: Jonny Hassard, UMass

    All-Independent Defense

    • Defensive Lineman of the Year
      Howard Cross III, DT, Notre Dame
    • EDGE Defender of the Year
      Javontae Jean-Baptiste, Notre Dame
    • Defensive Interior of the Year
      Howard Cross III, Notre Dame
    • Linebacker of the Year
      JD Bertrand, Notre Dame
    • Cornerback of the Year
      Benjamin Morrison, Notre Dame
    • Safety of the Year
      Xaiver Watts, Notre Dame
    • Defensive Line of the Year
      Notre Dame Fighting Irish
    • Secondary of the Year
      Army Black Knights
    • Defensive Newcomer of the Year
      Mumu Bin-Wahad, CB, UConn

    2023 First-Team All-Independent Defense

    EDGE: Javontae Jean-Baptiste, Notre Dame
    DT: Howard Cross III, Notre Dame
    DT: Rylie Mills, Notre Dame
    EDGE: Pryce Yates, UConn
    LB: JD Bertrand, Notre Dame
    LB: Marist Liufau, Notre Dame
    LB: Jackson Mitchell, UConn
    CB: Benjamin Morrison, Notre Dame
    CB: Bo Nicolas-Paul, Army
    CB: Chris Shearin, UConn
    S: Xavier Watts, Notre Dame
    S: Quindrelin Hammonds, Army
    FLEX: Jelani Stafford, UConn

    2023 Second-Team All-Independent Defense

    EDGE: Eric Watts, UConn
    DT: Dal’mont Gourdine, UConn
    DT: Billy Wooden, UMass
    EDGE: JB Brown, UMass
    LB: Leo Lowin, Army
    LB: Nahji Logan, Umass
    LB: Jack Kiser, Notre Dame
    CB: Mumu Bin-Wahad, UConn
    CB: Juan Lua, UMass
    CB: Cameron Jones, Army
    S: MaxDiDomenico, Army
    S: Clarence Lewis, Notre Dame
    FLEX: Jabari Moore, Army

    2023 Honorable Mention All-Independent Defense

    EDGE: Nana Osafo-Mensah, Notre Dame
    DT: Kyle Lewis, Army
    DT: Aaron Beckwith, UMass
    EDGE: Jordan Botelho, Notre Dame
    LB: Noah Plack, UConn
    LB: KalibFortner, Army
    LB: Jerry Roberts, UMass
    CB: Malcolm Bell, UConn
    CB: Jodan Mahoney, UMass
    CB: D’Mon Brinson, UConn
    S: Ramon Henderson, Notre Dame
    S: Te’Rai Powell, UMass
    FLEX: Cam Hart, Notre Dame

    All-Independent Special Teams

    • Kicker of the Year
      Spencer Shrader, Notre Dame
    • Punter of the Year
      George Caratan, UConn
    • Kick Returner of the Year
      Greg Desrosiers Jr., UMass
    • Punt Returner of the Year
      Chris Tyree, Notre Dame
    • Special Teamer of the Year
      Jack Kiser, Notre Dame
    • Kickoff Specialist of the Year
      Spencer Shrader, Notre Dame
    • Special Teams Newcomer of the Year
      Spencer Shrader, K, Notre Dame

    2023 First-Team All-Independent Specialists

    PK: Spencer Shrader, Notre Dame
    KOS: Spencer Shrader, Notre Dame
    P: George Caratan, UConn
    KR: Greg Desrosiers Jr., UMass
    PR: Chris Tyree, Notre Dame
    ST: Jack Kiser, Notre Dame

    2023 Second-Team All-Independent Specialists

    PK: Joe McFadden, UConn
    KOS: Cole Talley, Army
    P: CJ Kolodziey, UMass
    KR: Bryan Domino, UConn
    PR: Isaac Ross, UMass
    ST: Juan Lua, UMass

    2023 Honorable Mention All-Independent Specialists

    PK: Quinn Maretzki, Army
    KOS: CJ Kolodziey, UMass
    P: Cooper Allen, Army
    KR: Jadarian Price, Notre Dame
    PR: Cameron Jones, Army
    ST: Derrieon Craig, UMass

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