It’s finally time to release our SIS All-Conference teams. We used our all-encompassing player value stat, Total Points, along with other metrics and our scouting work as leading references in putting together our team of selections for 2022, plus a few honorable mentions.
You can learn more about Total Points and the statistics referenced here.
These picks are meant to honor this season’s best-of-the-best among the FBS Independents.
|RB||Dae Dae Hunter||Liberty|
|RB||Audric Estime||Notre Dame|
|TE||Michael Mayer||Notre Dame|
|OT||Joe Alt||Notre Dame|
|OT||Blake Fisher||Notre Dame|
|OG||Josh Lugg||Notre Dame|
Jaren Hall had more Passing Total Points than every other Independent QB COMBINED. The group of independents makes this team slightly unique as there were 4 highly effective running backs and a pair of top tight ends so this team utilizes a heavy personnel package. Among backs (RB and FB), Dae Dae Hunter and Audric Estime were 1st and 2nd respectively in Rushing Total Points by a wide margin. Army RBs Ay’Jaun Marshall and Braheam Murphy earned significant Total Points as run blockers which kept them in contention.
Demario Douglas had nearly 50 more targets than the next most-targeted receiver and he led the Independents in Blocked Tackles + Missed Tackles.
Michael Mayer was one of the easiest selections in any conference as he was far and away the most impactful pass-catcher among the Independents and finished with the 5th-most Total Points among ALL Independent players.
Joshua Lingenfelter was used almost exclusively as a run-blocker, but he was extremely effective in that role, earning more Run Blocking Total Points than every LINEMAN, with the exception of his teammate Connor Finucane.
The entire OL is made up of Army and Notre Dame players as Joe Alt, Connor Finucane, Josh Lugg, Connor Bishop, and Blake Fisher were top-5 in Blocking Total Points in order.
|DT||Jayson Ademilola||Notre Dame|
|EDGE||Isaiah Foskey||Notre Dame|
|CB||Syrus Dumas||New Mexico State|
|CB||Benjamin Morrison||Notre Dame|
|FLEX||TaRiq Bracy||Notre Dame|
Jayson Ademilola and Kendy Charles were 1st and 2nd in both Pass Rushing Total Points and Overall Total Points among DTs. Durrell Johnson and Isaiah Foskey both finished the season top-3 among Independent players in pressures and Pass Rushing Total Points and Johnson also led the FBS in TFLs. Jalen Mackie and Brandon Bouyer-Randle were the only 2 LBs to obtain 14+ Total Points in both Pass Defense Total Points and Run Defense Total Points.
Syrus Dumas was 2nd among Independent defenders in EPA with -14.2. Benjamin Morrison and TaRiq Bracy were 1st and 2nd in Coverage Total Points with Morrison snagging 6 INTs as well. Marquel Broughton led all Independent defenders in Run Defense Total Points. Tre Wortham gave up 6 TDs in coverage, but was 3rd among Independent defenders with 4 INTs, T-4th in passes defensed, and gave up under 7 yards per target to make the team.
|K||Blake Grupe||Notre Dame|
|P||Jon Sot||Notre Dame|
Blake Grupe went 14-of-19 on FGs and 49-of-49 on extra points to lead Independent players in scoring. Jon Sot was 2nd in punt average and had 10 punts inside the 10. Shedro Louis had the highest kickoff return average (minimum 3 returns) and took one kickoff back for a touchdown.
Total Points, stats, and ranks as of 2/1/2023