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Cougars Lineman Kilian Zierer Named to Junior College Preseason Starting Lineup

COC football player Kilian Zierer.

College of the Canyons offensive lineman Kilian Zierer has been named to the 2019 College Football America Yearbook Junior College Preseason Starting Lineup, one of just 10 players from California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) programs to be included in the preseason designation.

The Preseason Starting Lineup team is comprised of players from both the National Junior College Athletic Association and from the CCCAA the two major sponsors of junior college football. 

Zierer, a 6-foot-7, 290-pound offensive tackle who recently committed to Auburn University, arrived at Canyons in 2018 from Hohenkirchen Siegertsbrun, Germany.

His play in the trenches helped COC's offensive unit post an average of 33.6 points per game and more than 4,300 yards of total offense. Canyons went on to post a perfect 10-0 regular season record and claim the Southern California Football Association (SCFA) National Division, Northern League Championship. 

COC is joined by Butte College, Riverside City College, East Los Angeles College, Long Beach City College, College of San Mateo, Grossmont College and Feather River College as CCCAA programs with players included on the Preseason Starting Lineup.

Canyons will face East L.A., Long Beach and Grossmont during the upcoming 2019 season.

The 2019 College Football America Yearbook features more than 930 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFAY staff. The print edition is available online via Amazon.com and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million.

The full 2019 College Football America Junior College Starting Lineup is included here:

OFFENSE

 

Pos.

Name

School

QB

PARKER MCNEIL

Navarro

RB

KALYN GRANDBERRY

Jones County

RB

DEONTA MCMAHON

Butte

WR

DANNY GRAY

Blinn

WR

KUNDARRIUS TAYLOR

Copiah-Lincoln

TE

LOU DORSEY

Iowa Western

OL

T.J. BASS

Butte

OL

KEVIN BROWN

Riverside

OL

JONATHAN BUSKEY

Coffeyville

OL

BRENDEN COFFEY

Butte

OL

KILIAN ZIERER

Canyons

 

 

 

DEFENSE

Pos.

Name

School

DL

JORDAN DAVIS

Copiah-Lincoln

DL

BENJAMIN KEY

East Los Angeles

DL

ALEX LEMON

San Diego Mesa

DL

PERRION WINFREY

Iowa Western

LB

MARVIN DALLAS

Georgia Military

LB

FRED HERVEY

East Mississippi

LB

DANTHONY JONES

Long Beach City

DB

MARCO DOMIO

Blinn

DB

BRIAN GEORGE

Highland

DB

ART GREEN

Hutchinson

DB

ALTON JULIAN

San Mateo

 

 

 

Specialists

 

Pos.

Name

School

K

ETHAN ROBERTSON

Grossmont

P

JOSE ARAIZA

Feather River

RS

KOBE ROBINSON

Cisco

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