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DIAA Fall Top 50 Forwards

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DIAA Fall Top 50 Forwards

Josh Landon of Tennessee. Ann Leatherwood photo.

Goff Rugby Report has released its list of top forwards in DIAA fall rugby.

This list is for players who were on teams that had significant playing time in the fall. Playing one or two games doesn't really count so players on teams that only played sparingly will be recognized in the spring. As we have done for the backs(DIAA Fall Top 50 Backs), and for DII, we have selected 50 players, but since we have trouble eliminating candidates, we are emulating some college conferences who names don't jibe with the actual number of teams therein - our top 50 forwards is actually a list of 81!

The players are listed by position, but not ranked any other way. We got this list thanks to observation, coach recommendation, all-conference lists, and all-Bowl Series lists.


Goff Rugby Report Fall 2016 DIAA Top 50 81 Forwards
Player School Position
Alec Janotka Notre Dame College Prop
Keenan Kayser Tennessee Prop
Lachlan Staib Kansas State Prop
Matt Hornback Kentucky Prop
Mo Katz James Madison Prop
Nick Coppola Binghamton Prop
Obum Imonugo Georgia Prop
Tristan Corbin Alabama Prop
Nick Carey Harvard Prop
Skyler Adams AIC Prop
Ben Nathan Boston College Prop
Noah Hopkins Boston College Prop
Derek Wegener UMass Prop
Nick Turecamo University of Virginia Prop
Ryan Iskowitz Mary Washington Prop
Jack Bonner Mt. St. Mary's Prop
Nezim Mmeswa Princeton Prop
Vlad Sychou Yale Prop
Fernando Meersohn Mary Washington Hooker
John Santiago Notre Dame College Hooker
Marcus Makovicka Missouri Hooker
Phil Bryant Bowling Green Hooker
Ryan Gurolla NEC Hooker
Shawn Dawley Alabama Hooker
Oscar Hernandez Temple Hooker
Blake Gurgul AIC Hooker
Willy Hock Boston College Hooker
Pat Donovan Lindenwood-Belleville Hooker
John Landers Brown Hooker
Keegan Lowenson Mt. St. Mary's Hooker
Nick Anzevino James Madison Hooker
Bobby Collins Alabama Lock
Dan O'Brien Fordham Lock
Jed Hendrixsen Stony Brook Lock
Kerry Roberts Tennessee Lock
Mike Ruther UMass Lock
Spencer Duncan Notre Dame College Lock
Tom Brunt Pitt Lock
Corey Momsen AIC Lock
Tim Burke Boston College Lock
Tommy Clark AIC Lock
Jadrien Guy Columbia Lock
Andrew Van Hoek Georgetown Lock
Kelly Fernandi Virginia Tech Lock
Brian Coryn Harvard Lock
AJ Ding Yale Lock
Caleb Canter Kentucky Flanker
Cian Grendon Notre Dame College Flanker
Cullen Barelka Notre Dame College Flanker
Josh Landon Tennessee Flanker
Justin Sanders Alabama Flanker
Mason Hubbard MTSU Flanker
Max Zhitnik Fordham Flanker
Micah Stewart South Carolina Flanker
Ryan Steinmetz Bowling Green Flanker
Derek Flitcroft Rutgers Flanker
Ben Brzoski UMass Flanker
Michael Wellstein Temple Flanker
Jon Carlos Arteaga NEC Flanker
Malik Walker AIC Flanker
Alex Quinn Lindenwood-Belleville Flanker
Ky Young NEC Flanker
Hunter Boesch FU Flanker
Nkanyiso Nzimande Brown Flanker
Matt Petrik James Madison Flanker
Anthony Bria Towson Flanker
William Haynes Princeton Flanker
Alex Salazar Penn Flanker
Angus Bishop Syracuse No. 8
Ivan Romero Missouri No. 8
Robert Glavin Missouri No. 8
Tom Kacor WMU No. 8
Travis Bewley Mt. St. Mary's No. 8
Jamil Pollard Rutgers No. 8
Jake Harland NEC No. 8
Sam Dunn Texas State No. 8
Andrew LaMarca Mary Washington No. 8
Reed Rapine Salisbury No. 8
Will Nonga Towson No. 8
Matthew Trembley Columbia No. 8
Matthew Jones AIC No. 8