CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Five Presbyterian College football players were honored by the Big South on Tuesday, as the league announced its annual All-Conference teams and awards. DaShawn Davis, Khari Rosier, Obinna Ntiasagwe and Brett Norton were each named to the second team All-Big South squad, while Ryan Brown earned a spot on the All-Academic Team. Each player earned All-Big South honors for the first time in their career.

DaShawn Davis, WR, Second Team

Davis was PC’s leading receiver on the year, totaling 42 receptions on the year for 455 receiving yards and a touchdown. The sophomore finished fourth in the Big South in receptions and seventh in receiving yards, recording the most catches and yards by a PC player since 2014. The native of Inman, S.C. put together the best game of his career against Florida Tech on September 24, totaling 12 receptions for 129 yards, both career highs. The 12 catches were the most by a Big South player this season and tied for the most in a single-game by a PC player in the program’s Division I era. The 100-yard game was one of 12 by Big South players this year and was the also the most receiving yards by a PC player since 2013. Davis was also a key player in the return game for the Blue Hose, totaling 975 all-purpose yards on the season.

Khari Rosier, DE, Second Team

Rosier capped off his career with a standout senior campaign, recording 63 tackles on the season, most by a defensive lineman in PC’s Division I era. The defensive end also tallied 8.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks on the season, pushing his career totals to 24.0 and 9.5, respectively, both of which rank fourth on PC’s Division I career lists. He finished third in the Big South in tackles by a defensive lineman and second in the category in league games. The native of Lithonia, Ga. established a new career-high with 13 tackles against Kennesaw State on November 12, the most tackles by a PC player in a game this season. Rosier also ranked in the top 10 in the league in tackles for loss.

Obinna Ntiasagwe, DE/DT, Second Team

Ntiasagwe moved around the defensive line this season, totaling 43 tackles on the year, fifth-most on the team. The redshirt junior came in seventh in the Big South in tackles by defensive lineman and eighth in tackles by defensive lineman in league games. He also recorded a career-high at Kennesaw State, reaching eight tackles as he and Rosier combined for 21 tackles against the triple option offense. The native of Columbia, S.C. recorded at least five tackles four times on the year. He ends the year having started a team-high 21 straight games, after starting each game this season between defensive tackle and defensive end.

Brett Norton, P, Second Team

Norton recorded one the best seasons by a punter in PC’s Division I history, establishing program records for punts (83), punting yards (3,354), 50-yard punts (12) and punts downed inside the 20-yard line (23). The sophomore averaged 40.4 yards per punt, second-best average in the program’s D1 era, coming in his first season as a punter. He finished the season as the league leader in punts and punting yards, while ranking third in punting average. The native of Walhalla, S.C. averaged 41.7 yards per punt in conference play, second-best in the league. He recorded the longest punt in the Big South this season, a 64-yarder at Chattanooga in just his second game punting at the collegiate level. The punt is the second-longest in PC’s Division I era. Norton’s success helped PC rank 10th nationally in net punting, averaging 39.1 net yards punt this year.

Ryan Brown, DE, All-Academic

Brown finished his senior campaign with a career-high 28 tackles, including 0.5 sack and 1.5 tackles for loss. The defensive end forced a fumble against Liberty to give PC the ball in Flames’ territory. He then set his career high with five tackles at Kennesaw State, in a game that allowed the defensive line to showcase its ability. The business administration major has compiled a 3.84 grade point average for his career, highest on the team among all regulars in 2016.

2016 Big South Football All-Conference Teams and Annual Award Winners

First-Team All-Conference


QB       Tyrell Maxwell, Jr., Gardner-Webb

RB       Mike Holloway, Sr., Charleston Southern

RB       Chaston Bennett, Sr., Kennesaw State

WR      Reggie White Jr., R-Soph., Monmouth

WR      Justin Sumpter, R-Soph., Kennesaw State

WR      Dante’ Shells, Sr., Liberty

TE        Mike Estes, R-Sr., Gardner-Webb

OL       Erik Austell, R-Sr., Charleston Southern

OL       Malik Letatau, Sr., Kennesaw State

OL       Frank Cirone, Jr., Charleston Southern

OL       David Sutton, R-Sr., Gardner-Webb

OL       Alex Thompson, Jr., Monmouth


DL       Anthony Ellis, Jr., Charleston Southern

DL       Juwan Wells, Soph., Liberty

DL       Tonarius Portress, Jr., Kennesaw State

DL       Desmond Johnson, R-Fr., Kennesaw State

LB        Chad Geter, R-Sr., Gardner-Webb

LB        Solomon Brown, R-Soph., Charleston Southern

LB        Aaron Cook, Sr., Gardner-Webb

LB        Nick Newman, Sr., Liberty 

DB       Mike Basile, Jr., Monmouth

DB       Troy McGowens, Sr., Charleston Southern

DB       Dante Blackmon, R-Sr., Kennesaw State

DB       Jaylan Foster, Fr., Gardner-Webb

Special Teams

PK       Alex Probert, Fr., Liberty

P          Trey Turner, R-Jr., Liberty

LS        Hunter Winstead, R-Jr., Liberty

KR       Darius Hammond, Sr., Charleston Southern

PR       Darius Hammond, Sr., Charleston Southern

Second-Team All-Conference


QB       Chandler Burks, R-Soph., Kennesaw State

RB       Khalil Lewis, R-Soph., Gardner-Webb

RB       Darius Hammond, Sr., Charleston Southern

WR      Kameron Brown, R-Fr., Charleston Southern

WR      Darren Ambush, Sr., Monmouth

WR      DaShawn Davis, Soph., Presbyterian

TE        Kendall Couamin, Sr., Liberty

OL       Caleb Smith, R-Sr., Gardner-Webb

OL       Lucas Holder, R-Jr., Liberty

OL       Zach Mitchler, R-Soph., Kennesaw State

OL       Will Millikan, Soph., Gardner-Webb

OL       Dontae Duff, R-Fr., Liberty


DL       Darnell Leslie, R-Sr., Monmouth

DL       Khari Rosier, Sr., Presbyterian

DL       P.J. Fuimaono, Jr., Gardner-Webb

DL       Obinna Ntiasagwe, R-Jr., Presbyterian

LB        Zane Cruz, Jr., Charleston Southern

LB        Anthony Gore Jr., R-Soph., Kennesaw State

LB        Izzy Sam, R-Jr., Kennesaw State

LB        Dexter Robbins, Sr., Liberty

DB       Corbin Jackson, Sr., Charleston Southern

DB       Chris Turner, R-Soph., Liberty

DB       Derrick Farrow, Sr., Kennesaw State

DB       Alpha Jalloh, Sr., Liberty

Special Teams

PK       Paul Schumacher, Jr., Gardner-Webb

P          Brett Norton, Soph., Presbyterian

LS        Joseph Smith, R-Sr., Charleston Southern

KR       Frankie Hickson, R-Fr., Liberty

All-Academic Team

Ben Robinson, RB, Sr., Charleston Southern

Paul Schumacher, PK, Jr., Gardner-Webb

Chandler Burks, QB, R-Soph., Kennesaw State

Lucas Holder, OL, R-Jr., Liberty

Darren Ambush, WR, Sr., Monmouth

Ryan Brown, DE, Sr., Presbyterian

Offensive Player of the Year

Tyrell Maxwell, QB, Jr., Gardner-Webb

Defensive Player of the Year

Anthony Ellis, DL, Jr., Charleston Southern

Special Teams Player of the Year

Darius Hammond, RS, Sr., Charleston Southern

Freshman of the Year

Jaylan Foster, DB, Fr., Gardner-Webb

Coach of the Year

Jamey Chadwell, Charleston Southern

Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Lucas Holder, OL, R-Jr., Liberty