Maxwell Named AFCA All-American

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga junior defensive lineman Devonnsha Maxwell earned All-American honors from the American Football Coaches Association today. The 6-2, 295-pound native of Valdosta, Ga., made the AFCA second team.

Maxwell is a two-time first team All-Southern Conference selection who has been among the league leaders in sacks each of the last two seasons. He was a Freshman All-American in 2018 and a Sophomore All-American in 2019.

Maxwell posted 5.0 sacks in four games played in the 2020-21 season. That mark is even more impressive number considering two of those contests were against triple-option Wofford and The Citadel. He tied for team-high with 7.0 tackles-for-loss, while forcing a pair of fumbles. Maxwell’s 1.25 sacks-per-game and 1.75 TFLs per outing both led the SoCon this season.

Maxwell is the first Moc to earn a spot on an AFCA team since current Denver Bronco Isaiah Mack made the first team in 2018.

Fun Facts: Former Mocs Keionta Davis (DL) and Corey Levin (OL) are the only teammates in the FCS Coaches’ All-America Team history to earn back-to-back honor when they were both named to the 2015 and 2016 teams. Former Moc Davis Tull (2011-14) is one of only five three-time AFCA All-America in FCS history.