2023 All-Independent College Football Midseason Team and Individual Honors

The Midseason 2023 All-Independent College Football Team honors those still blazing their own trail at the independent level at the midway point of 2023.

Down to just four teams, there is still a ton of talent at the FBS Independent level in 2023. The Midseason 2023 All-Independent College Football Team honors those players still blazing their own trail at the independent level.

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Midseason Independents Football Team Honors for 2023

  • Midseason Player of the Year
    Sam Hartman, QB, Notre Dame
  • Midseason Offensive Player of the Year
    Audric Estime, RB, Notre Dame
  • Midseason Defensive Player of the Year
    Jackson Mitchell, LB, UConn
  • Midseason Newcomer of the Year
    Sam Hartman, QB, Notre Dame
  • Midseason Coach of the Year
    Jeff Monken, Army

Midseason Independents Offense

  • Midseason Quarterback of the Year
    Sam Hartman, QB, Notre Dame
  • Midseason Running Back of the Year
    Audric Estime, RB, Notre Dame
  • Midseason Wide Receiver of the Year
    Anthony Simpson, UMass
  • Midseason Tight End of the Year
    Holden Staes, Notre Dame
  • Midseason Offensive Lineman of the Year
    Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame
  • Midseason Offensive Line of the Year
    Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  • Midseason Offensive Newcomer of the Year
    Sam Hartman, QB, Notre Dame

Midseason First-Team All-Independents Offense

QB: Sam Hartman, Notre Dame
RB: Audric Estime, Notre Dame
RB: Kay’Ron Lynch-Adams, UMass
WR: Anthony Simpson, UMass
WR: George Johnson III, UMass
WR: Isaiah Alston, Army
TE: Holden Staes, Notre Dame
FLEX: Victor Rosa, UConn
OT: Joe Alt, Notre Dame
G: Christian Haynes, UConn
C: Zeke Correll, Notre Dame
G: Pat Coogan, Notre Dame
OT: Chase Lundt, UConn

Midseason Second-Team All-Independents Offense

QB: Bryson Daily, Army
RB: Jeremiyah Love, Notre Dame
RB: Hayden Reed, Army
WR: Chris Tyree, Notre Dame
WR: Brett Buckman, UConn
WR: Noah Short, Army
TE: Mitchell Evans, Notre Dame
FLEX: Greg Desrosiers Jr., UMass
OT: Blake Fisher, Notre Dame
G: Noel Ofori-Nyadu, UConn
C: Yakiri Walker, UConn
G: Rocco Spindler, Notre Dame
OT: Connor Finucane, Army

Midseason Third-Team All-Independents Offense

QB: Ta’Quan Roberson, UConn
RB: Jakobi Buchanan, Army
RB: Devontae Houston, UConn
WR: Tobias Merriweather, Notre Dame
WR: Rico Flores Jr., Notre Dame
WR: Mark Pope, UMass
TE: Justin Joly, UConn
FLEX: Jayden Thomas, Notre Dame
OT: Ethan Mottinger, UMass
G: Connor Tuk, Army
C: Brady Small, Army
G: Marcellus Anderson, UMass
OT: Valentin Senn, UConn

Midseason Independents Defense

  • Midseason Defensive Lineman of the Year
    Howard Cross III, DT, Notre Dame
  • Midseason Linebacker of the Year
    Jackson Mitchell, UConn
  • Midseason Cornerback of the Year
    Chris Shearin, UConn
  • Midseason Safety of the Year
    Xavier Watts, Notre Dame
  • Midseason Defensive Line of the Year
    Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  • Midseason Secondary of the Year
    Army Black Knights
  • Midseason Defensive Newcomer of the Year
    Javontae Jean-Baptiste, EDGE, Notre Dame

Midseason First-Team All-Independents Defense

EDGE: Pryce Yates, UConn
EDGE: Javontae Jean-Baptiste, Notre Dame
DT: Howard Cross III, Notre Dame
DT: Billy Wooden, UMass
LB: Jackson Mitchell, UConn
LB: Leo Lowin, Army
LB: JD Bertrand, Notre Dame
CB: Chris Shearin, UConn
CB: Benjamin Morrison, Notre Dame
CB: Cameron Jones, Army
S: Xavier Watts, Notre Dame
S: Max DiDomenico, Army
FLEX: Jelani Stafford, UConn

Midseason Second-Team All-Independents Defense

EDGE: Eric Watts, UConn
EDGE: JB Brown, UMass
DT: Rylie Mills, Notre Dame
DT: Dal’mont Gourdine, UConn
LB: Jack Kiser, Notre Dame
LB: Marist Liufau, Notre Dame
LB: Nahji Logan, UMass
CB: Isaiah Rutherford, UMass
CB: Bo Nicholas-Paul, Army
CB: Juan Luea, Umass
S: Clarence Lewis, Notre Dame
S: Ramon Henderson, Notre Dame
FLEX: Mumu Bin-Wahad, UConn

Midseason Third-Team All-Independents Defense

EDGE: Marcus Bradley, UMass
EDGE: Trey Sofia, Army
DT: Kyle Lewis, Army
DT: Sokoya McDuffie, UConn
LB: Gerrell Johnson, UMass
LB: Noah Plack, UConn
LB: Tui Faumuina-Brown, UConn
CB: Jordan Mahoney, Umass
CB: Jabari Moore, Army
CB: Malcolm Bell, UConn
S: Michael Oppong, UMass
S: Tyler Rudolph, UMass
FLEX: DJ Brown, Notre Dame

Midseason Independents Special Teams

  • Midseason Kicker of the Year
    Spencer Shrader, Notre Dame
  • Midseason Punter of the Year
    George Caratan, UConn
  • Midseason Specialist of the Year
    Greg Desrosiers Jr., UMass

Midseason First-Team All-Independents Specialists

Kicker: Spencer Shrader, Notre Dame
Kickoff Specialist: CJ Kolodziey, UMass
Punter: George Caratan, UConn
Kick Returner: Greg Desrosiers Jr., UMass
Punt Returner: Isaac Ross, UMass
Special Teamer: Jack Kiser, Notre Dame

Midseason Second-Team All-Independents Specialists

Kicker: Quinn Maretzki, Army
Kickoff Specialist: Cole Talley, Army
Punter: CJ Kolodziey, UMass
Kick Returner: Bryan Domino, UConn
Punt Returner: Chris Tyree, Notre Dame
Special Teamer: Juan Lua, UMass

Midseason Third-Team All-Independents Specialists

Kicker: Cameron Carson, UMass
Kickoff Specialist: Spencer Shrader, Notre Dame
Punter: Bryce McFerson, Notre Dame
Kick Returner: Brian Brewton, UConn
Punt Returner: Cameron Jones, Army
Special Teamer: DJ Brown, Notre Dame

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