The 2018 AFCA NAIA Coaches All-America Teams were announced today by American Football Coaches Association with senior quarterback Jaylen Lowe being named to the AFCA NAIA Coaches All-America Second Team Offense.
Lowe lead the NAIA in total offense yards per game (369.6) and finished third in total offense (3,696), third in passing yards per game (304.0), fourth in total passing (3,040) and sixth in passing efficiency (168.7). He completed 203-of-324 passes this season with 31 touchdowns to only seven interceptions while throwing for 3,040 yards and rushing for 656 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Lowe is the second AFCA NAIA All-America selection under head coach Quinton Morgan.
The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. What makes these teams so special is that they are the only ones chosen exclusively by the men who know the players the best — the coaches themselves.
The AFCA’s NAIA All-America Selection Committee is made up of three head coaches from each of the AFCA’s seven districts, one of whom serves as a district chairman, along with another head coach who serves as the chairman of the selection committee. The coaches in each district are responsible for ranking the top players in their respective districts prior to a conference call between the district chairmen and the committee chairman on which the team is chosen.
Members of the AFCA Coaches’ All-America First Team will receive a plaque commemorating their selection to the team, while members of the Second Team will receive a certificate.