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National QB recruit named CISAA conference player of the year

Charlotte Christian quarterback Garrett Shrader was named CISAA all-conference player of the year
Charlotte Christian quarterback Garrett Shrader was named CISAA all-conference player of the year jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte Christian quarterback Garrett Shrader, who will lead his team into Friday’s state championship game against rival Providence Day, has been named CISAA all-conference player of the year.

Shrader, a 6-foot-6 junior, was selected by the conference’s coaches. Shrader has completed 140-of-207 passes for 2,061 yards and 23 touchdowns. He’s thrown just six interceptions. He’s also rushed for 679 yards and nine scores.

Shraders holds scholarship offers from schools like Alabama, Louisville, South Carolina and Wake Forest. 247Sports ranks him as the nation’s ninth-best dual threat quarterback prospect in the class of 2019. It ranks him as the No. 9 overall recruit in North Carolina for 2019.

▪ Christian had eight players named to the CISAA first-team.

The Knights (9-1) will face Providence Day (9-2) at home in Friday’s state championship game. It’s a rematch of a 52-14 Charlotte Christian win at Providence Day on Oct. 27.

▪ Providence Day running back Nickel Fields was the only freshman named to the team. Fields, who has rushed for 1,066 yards and nine touchdowns, made first team.

The 2017 CISAA All-Conference football team

First Team Offense

OL: Rob Hutchins, Charlotte Latin, Sr.

OL: Ben Duyck Charlotte Christian, Jr.

OL: Triston Miller, Charlotte Country Day, Jr.

OL: Hudson Reynolds, Providence Day

OL: Kemp Norris, Charlotte Latin, Jr.

QB: Garrett Shrader, Charlotte Christian, Jr.

WR: Porter Rooks, Providence Day, So.

WR: Terrelle Brown, Charlotte Christian, Sr.

RB: DeMarkes Stradford, Charlotte Latin, Sr.

RB: Nickel Fields, Providence Day, Fr.

RB: Justus Woods, Charlotte Christian, Sr.

Spec: Thomas Gelorme, Providence Day, Sr.

First Team Defense

DL: Ricky Kofoed, Charlotte Christian, Jr.

DL: Jacolbe Cowan, Providence Day, So.

DL: Elijiah Brown, Providence Day, Sr.

DL: Kevens Grammont, Charlotte Latin, Jr.

LB: JT Killen, Charlotte Christian, Jr.

LB: Ryan Brouse, Charlotte Latin, Jr.

LB: Osita Ekwonu, Providence Day, Jr.

DB: Alex Nations, Charlotte Christian, Sr.

DB: Rylan McLaurin, Country Day, Jr.

DB: Kyle Wood, Providence Day, Sr.

DB: Obi Egbuna, Charlotte Christian, Jr.

Second Team Offense

OL: Kevin Wolf, Providence Day, Sr.

OL: Jack Mitchell, Charlotte Christian, Sr.

OL: Sam Henderson, Charlotte Christian, Jr.

OL: Luke Warnerm Charlotte Christian, Sr.

OL: Tucker Danon, Providence Day, Jr.

QB: Cody Cater, Providence Day, So.

WR: Alex Cherne, Charlotte Christian, Sr.

WR: Carter Dowling, Providence Day, Jr.

RB: Tim Newman, Charlotte Country Day, Soph.

RB: Josh Eboboko, Charlotte Christian, Jr.

RB: Jeberechiah Awolowo, Charlotte Christian, Jr.

Spec: Keaton Gum, Charlotte Christian, Sr.

Second Team Defense

DL: Ikem Ekwonu, Providence Day, Jr.

DL: Will Payne, Country Day, Sr.

DL: Jack Stajos, Country Day, Soph.

LB: Cole Brown, Providence Day, Sr.

LB: Connor Fewin, Country Day, Sr.

LB: Britt Fuller, Charlotte Latin, Jr.

LB: Thomas Shields, Country Day, Soph.

DB: Will Filault, Providence Day, Sr.

DB: Jeremiah Gray, Charlotte Christian, JR.

DB: Broadus Roberson, Country Day, Sr.

DB: Nick Highum, Providence Day, Sr.