We all watch how the elite players of the FBS level of college football get most if not all of the recognition of their talents. So much so, that some players in the DII and DIII sometimes try to transfer up based off pure academics just to get some of the spotlight on them.
So today we want to spotlight some of the ballers on the DII and DIII football. There are some elite players on the DII and DIII level that should get recognition of their abilities but don’t.
Here is are a few dynamic players playing in the DII and DIII level.
Santo Dunn, RB, Morehouse College
The sophomore running back out of Miami, FL has run well this year for the Morehouse Maroon Tigers. The dynamic running back handles the starting running back job as well as kick return. He has scored 10 touchdowns on the ground this year, and he has rushed for 100+ yards three times this season.
He is only a sophomore for the Maroon Tigers, and with him and Sophomore QB, Mike Sims, at the forefront of a young but maturing Morehouse team, we can only expect bigger and better performances from one of DII elite players.
Marvin Conley, DB, University of West Florida (UWF)
The 5’10 Senior out of Tampa, FL has had an unbelievable career for the UWF Argos. Marvin joined UWF back in 2015 right before UWF played their first season of football. Marvin has had a total of 9 interceptions in his career at UWF, which is very impressive. He has set the standard as to what a UWF DB should be. Marvin has received Defensive Player of the week twice in his career, as well as 2017 Second Team all-American.
This season Marvin has 36 total tackles, 1 force fumble, and 1 interceptions. Most quarterbacks are staying away from his area this year after seeing what he has done the previous two years when a pass went his way. Marvin has been a key part of the UWF Argos quick success in football. The Argos are entering the latter part of their season, so having a shutdown corner will be essential for them to make the playoffs.
Reggie Norwood, DE, Birmingham-Southern College
The Panthers Sophomore DE has started to turns some heads around the DIII ranks. Reggie has started to turn into the player Birmingham-Southern College had hope he would be when they got him out of Atlanta, Ga. Norwood did not play much in 2017, but in 2018 he has become a name to watch for.
In just 6 games this season, Norwood has been able to rack up 19 tackles and 3 sacks so far. out of that 19 tackles, 6.5 of them were tackles for loss (TFL). Norwood’s best game to date was Hendrix, in a high scoring game. More would had 5 total tackles, 2 TFLs, 1 sack, and 1 force fumble. That game garnered him Defensive player for the week.
Only just a sophomore, Norwood is could be the piece Birmingham-Southern College needed so they can take the next steps as a program. Norwood played linebacker in high school and moved to DE in college. Last year he was learning the position, and this year he is becoming a name to know.
Categories: Division II