Longoria (Geronimo/Navarro) and Porter (Cypress/Cypress Ridge) advance to the Academic All-America® Football national ballot for NCAA Division III.
Longoria, a 2018 Academic All-American®, was named to the Academic All-District® Football Team for a third consecutive year.
Porter received the Academic All-District® honor in his first year of eligibility. Porter is a sophomore. First-year collegiate athletes are not eligible for nomination.
Porter was the only sophomore named to the Academic All-District® team in District 8 this year.
Longoria, TLU's D3-era career leader for sacks and tackles for loss, is an education major with a mathematics emphasis. He holds a 3.70 grade point average.
Porter, a two-year starter at punter, has a 3.57 GPA in business management.
Longoria has played in 34 career games and collected 24.5 sacks for 158 yards and 45.0 tackles for loss for 223 yards.
Longoria has forced four fumbles, recovered three, and scored two defensive touchdowns, including a 39-yard fumble recovery for a score this season in the road win over then-No. 6 Hardin-Simmons.
This year, Longoria has a career-best 38 total tackles to go along with six sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss.
Porter has punted in 17 career games and in all nine games this year. In 2019, Porter averaged 35.5 yards per punt, and he has a long of 59.
Porter has put eight punts inside the opponents' 20, and he has forced four fair catches. In his career, he has a 37.5 yards per punt average with 24 career punts downed inside the opponents' 20.
The 2019 Academic All-District® Football Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA), recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes football honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. First and Second Team (if applicable) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early December.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into geographic districts across the United States and Canada.
The Division II and III CoSIDA Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2019-20 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs. The NAIA CoSIDA Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.
For more information about CoSIDA's Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com on CoSIDA.com.
Academic All-District – First Team
NCAA DIVISION III – DISTRICT 8 (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, IA, ID, KS, LA, MT, ND, NE)
(NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY, Canada)
Pos. Name School Yr. GPA Major
QB Wyatt Smith Linfield College Jr. 3.64 Applied Physics
RB Josh Harris Pacific University Jr. 3.80 Physics
RB Joe Meyer Simpson College Jr. 3.86 History
WR Sam Bartlett Simpson College Sr. 3.32 Management
WR Lucas Cormier Louisiana College Jr. 3.68 Biology
WR Kolin Schulte Wartburg College Sr. 3.87 Biochemistry
TE Blake Roy University of Redlands Sr. 3.70 Business Administration
OL Luke Grzech Wartburg College Jr. 3.47 Engineering Science
OL Calhoun Helmberger University of Redlands Jr. 3.86 Political Science & National Security Policy
OL Juan Martinez Hardin-Simmons University Jr. 3.83 Criminal Justice
OL Steven Sellers University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Jr. 4.00 Management
OL Jacob Wilbanks Chapman University Sr. 3.83 Integrated Educational Studies
K Jon Alberts Central College Sr. 3.92 Business Management / Philosophy
ST Logan Huinker Central College Jr. 3.71 Computer science
DL Trey Chumbley Simpson College Sr. 3.78 Computer Science
DL Caleb Dalzell George Fox Sr. 3.69 Biology
DL Manny Longoria Texas Lutheran University Sr. 3.70 Education
DL Andrew McCoy Whitworth University Sr. 3.72 Health Science
DL Garrett Womack Southwestern University Sr. 3.43 Business
LB Tanner Frost Buena Vista University Jr. 3.89 Digital Media
LB Hayden Smith Southwestern University Sr. 3.93 Physics
LB Zach Thomas Louisiana College Jr. 3.91 Criminal Justice
LB Joseph Weppler Simpson College Sr. 3.92 Criminal Justice
DB Danny Anderson Central College Sr. 3.69 Exercise Science
DB Tyler Bergeron Linfield College Sr. 3.63 Sport Management
DB Will Hasken Wartburg College Sr. 3.91 Biochemistry
DB Zach Hillman Whitworth University Sr. 3.89 Kinesiology
DB Blake Johnston Hardin-Simmons University Sr. 3.72 Exercise Science
DB Brody Pearman Puget Sound Sr. 4.00 Math / Computer Science
P Justice Porter Texas Lutheran University So. 3.57 Business Management