NAIA - Football

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NEW YORK, NY -- USA College Football Network, Inc. announced the first-ever post-season senior all-star event for NAIA student/athletes that is recognized by the national sports media, has been awarded to Virginia Beach, VA. The four-day, three night USA Football Holiday Bowl will take place December 14 to 17, 2012, two days after the NAIA championship game is held in Rome, GA.

 
NAIA Players
NAIA Player of the Year
WELCOME TO NAIA COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2012
Jostens/Biesiot Trophy recognizes outstanding NAIA Player of the Year
USA College Sports, Inc along with Jostens, has created the Biesiot Trophy to annually honor the NAIA football player of the year who excels not only on the gridiron but also in the classroom while producing a positive impact in the community. The award is named for Hank Biesiot, the legendary head coach of Dickinson State (ND) who is still active.
The 2012 campaign will mark Biesiot's 37th season as head coach of the Blue Hawk football team. During his tenure, Coach Biesiot has become Dickinson State's all-time winningest football coach and has compiled a remarkable 251-96-1 overall record (.720 winning percentage).The nomination process for the inaugural Biesiot Award recipient has begun. Athletic Directors, Sports Information Directors and Coaches are asked to submit candidates who have axcelled in NAIA football while maintaining outstanding GPA academic standards and conrtributing to community services. The presentation will take place at the USA College Football All-American Banquet on the eve of the 2013 Hansen Bowl – USA Football Holiday Bowl on December 16, 2012.
Donley Award honors NAIA legendary coaches
USA College Sports, Inc has established the Donley Award to honor an NAIA legendary coach who has recently retired. The initial presentation will take place at the USA College Football All-American Banquet on Sunday, December 16, 2012 on the eve of the 4th Annual USA Football Holiday Bowl
2012 USA Football News NAIA Pre-Season All-Americans
USA Football News presents its 20th Annual USA College Football NAIA Pre-Season All-American Teams selected by coaches, sports information directors, certified players' agents, pro scouts, national sports broadcast and print media along with the staff of USA Football News. All members of the Class of 2013 with no remaining college eligibility who have been chosen to the All-American and Regional All-Star teams, are candidates to participate in the 4th Annual USA Football Holiday Bowl, a four-day, three-night event that will be held December 14 - 17, 2012 in Virginia Beach, VA.
First Team
Offense
Defense
QB
Jimmy Coy
Sr.
6-0
205
St. Xavier
QB
Josh Hollingsworth
Jr.
6-0
210
Faulkner
QB
Jake Morse
Sr.
6-2
212
Baker
RB
Junior Allen
Sr.
5-8
185
Bethany/KS
RB
Rob Brown
Sr.
5-8

150

Union
RB
Chance DeMarais
Sr.
6-0
227
Carroll College
RB
Fred Jones
Sr.
5-8
215
Morningside
RB
Stephan Silva
Sr.
5-9
190
Montana State-Northern
WR
Robert Adan
Sr.
6-0
200
Menlo
WR
Geoff Akpom
Sr.
6-3
225
Benedictine
WR
Shane Gimzo
Sr.
6-1
195
Ottawa
WR
Ridge Hobbs
Jr.
6-3
195
Iowa Wesleyan
WR
Anthony Muilenburg
Sr.
6-2
200
Dakota Wesleyan
WR
Shane Zackery
Sr.
5-11
185
Saint Xavier
TE
Cody Butts
Sr.
6-5
240
Friends
TE
Ken Eliacin
Sr.
6-4
240
Valley City State
TE
Cordell Simmons
Sr.
6-4
240
Tabor
OL
Brody Dixon
Sr.
6-5
300
Marian
OL
Carl Dynneson
Sr.
6-7
305
Dickinson State
OL
Connor Goudreau
Sr.
6-5
280
Carroll College
OL
Jesse Hammer
Sr.
6-3
255
Haskell Indians Nation
OL
Will Hunter
Sr.
6-4
295
Eastern Oregon
OL
Nathan Little
Sr.
6-3
280
Dakota Wesleyan
OL
Todd Misenhelter
Sr.
6-4
250
MidAmerica Nazarene
OL
Nathan Niuewendorp
Sr.
6-4
270
Northwestern/IA
OL
Kendrick Rice
Sr.
6-1
300
Langston
OL
Douglas Spacht
Sr.
6-4
260
Marian
PK
Nick Knell
Sr.
6-0
185
Rocky Mountain
PK
Austin Ledy
Sr.
6-0
190
Southwestern
RS
Marcus Bratton
Sr.
6-0
205
UVA - Wise
RS
Austin Coleman
Sr.
5-8
180
Saint Francis/IN
DL
Jamal Autry
Sr.
6-3
285
Webber International
DL
Andre Davis
Jr.
6-6
300
Kentucky Christian
DL
Dexter Davis
Sr.
6-3
230
Friends
DL
Dennis Grossklas
Sr.
6-4
240
Ave Maria
DL
Jon Higgins
Sr.
6-1
230
Grand View
DL
Wes Orr
Jr.
6-3
225
Eastern Oregon
DL
Trevor Robinson
Sr.
6-1
240
Central Methodist
DL
Chris Sanborn
Sr/
6-3
235
Tabor
DL
Russell Walton
Sr.
6-0
255
Nebraska Wesleyan
LB
Chris Basch
Sr.
5-11
195
Saint Mary
LB
Marcus Carter
Sr.
6-1
240
Friends
LB
Zach Gobel
Sr.
6-5
220
Georgetown/KY
LB
Dontay Livingston
Sr.
6-1
215
Texas College
LB
Brody Kalbrough
Sr.
6-0
210
Saint Francis
LB
Jordan Lawson
Sr
6-1
240
Kentucky Christian
LB
Eric Lyles
Sr.
6-1
240
Dakota State
LB
Justin Popovich
Jr.
6-0
215
Mayville State
LB
Jamail Randle
Sr.
5-11
250
Evangel
LB
Kody Winsor
Jr.
6-0
210
Southern Virginia
DB
Bert Brown
Sr.
5-10
185
Union
DB
Nick Carlson
Sr.
5-10
180
Midland
DB
Typer Davis
Jr.
5-7
170
Missouri Valley
DB
Colby Henderon
Sr.
5-11
175
Morningside
DB
Jeff Kontz
Sr.
6-2
200
Friends
DB
Dominique Rogers
Sr.
5-11
190
Trinity International
DB
Brian Strobel
Sr.
5-11
215
Carroll College
DB
Nathan Toon
Sr.
5-11
180
Marian
P
Matt Klingler
So.
6-2
230
St. Ambrose
P
Grayson Quick
So.
5-11
175
Pikeville
RS
Patrick Cann
Sr.
6-1
205
Bethel/KS
RS
Caleb Chaffin
Sr.
6-2
215
Haskell Indians Nation
Second Team
Offense
Defense
QB
Mike Brinkley
Sr.
6-1
185
Union/KY
QB
Mike Keese
Sr.
6-2
190
Saint Mary
QB
Adam Wiese
Sr.
6-0
185
Marian
RB
Josh Endress
Sr.
6-2
220
Dakota Wesleyan
RB
Justin Gaines
Sr.
5-10

200

Belhaven
RB
Brett Giesen
Sr.
5-11
220
Kansas Wesleyan
RB
Cordarious Mann
Sr.
5-6
160
Bethel/KS
RB
Brandon Smith
Sr.
5-11
220
Northwestern/IA
WR
Caleb Cox
Sr.
6-0
195
Kentucky Christian
WR
Bryce Harshman
Sr.
5-11
175
Briar Cliff
WR
Jordan Jackson
6-2
198
198
Benedictine
WR
Lexus Jackson
So.
6-0
165
St. Francis/IL
WR
Kyle Johnston
Sr.
5-8
170
Montana St.-Northern
WR
Brandon Martino
Sr.
6-1
200
Bethany/KS
TE
Chris Owens
Sr.
6-1
275
Missouri Valley
TE
Jesse Spangler
Sr.
6-3
190
Midland
OL
Cole Albright
Sr.
6-2
295
Morningside
OL
Bo Amos
Jr.
6-4
285
Central Methodist
OL
Stephen Buesch
Sr.
6-1
280
Friends
OL
Clinton Flaming
Sr.
6-1
285
Ottawa
OL
Levi Johnson
Sr.
6-7
295
Faulkner
OL
Stephon Kelly
Sr.
6-2
290
Missouri Valley
OL
Stephen Powell
Sr.
6-0
240
Shorter
OL
Aaron Rieschick
Sr.
6-3
280
Baker
OL
Shaquille Robertson
Sr.
6-2
300
Langston
OL
Mason Woods
Sr.
6-1
275
William Penn
PK
Anthony Pacheo
Jr.
5-11
180
Tabor
PK
Yim Sirbenjakul
Jr.
5-7
160
Montana Western
RS
Garrett Campbell
Jr.
5-10
200
Peru State
RS
Reggie Harris
Sr.
5-9
170
Baker
DL
Dan Brunke
Sr.
6-2
230
Marian
DL
Dan Camp
So.
6-0
295
Qunicy
DL
Jordan Carlson
Sr.
6-4
265
Northwestern/IA
DL
Brett Kaczor
Sr.
5-11
205
Nebraska Wesleyan
DL
Doug Key
Sr.
6-1

290

Georgetown/KY
DL
Eric Liles
Sr.
6-1
240
Dahota State
DL
Anthony Moore
Sr.
6-2
215
Saint Francis/IN
DL
Zach Van Deusen
Sr.
6-4
265
Ottawa
LB
Mike Barnaud
Sr.
5-10
220
Dakota Wesleyan
LB
Preston Bruss
Sr.
6-1
215
Peru State
LB
Taber Cheo
Sr.
6-1
211
Evangel
LB
Joe Dunning
Sr.
6-1
220
Carroll College
LB
Brock Messina
Jr.
6-0
220
Georgetown/KY
LB
Brian Noller
Sr.
5-9
195
Sterling
LB
Adam Tondini
Sr.
6-0
205
St. Francis/IL
LB
Drew Tondini
Sr.
6-0
220
St. Francis/IL
LB
Ryder Werts
Sr.
5-10
210
Baker
DB
Isaiah Anderson
Sr.
6-3
220
Union/KY
DB
Nick Bruto
Sr.
6-0
205
Ottawa
DB
Luke Currens
Jr.
5-10
175
Taylor
DB
A.J. Downs
Sr.
5-8
180
Jamestown
DB
Jared Goforth
Sr.
6-0
195
Morningside
DB
Erick Humphrey
Sr.
5-9
190
Saint Francis/IN
DB
Jerel Kyles
Sr.
5-9
180
Northwestern/IA
DB
Craig McDonald
Sr.
5-8
160
Belhaven
DB
Mike Siegersma
Jr.
6-1
195
Carroll College
P
Derek Carlson
Sr.
6-4
215
Dakota Wesleyan
P
Cody Parker
Sr.
6-5
165
Georgetown/KY
RS
Eric Buer
Jr.
5-8
180
Rocky Mountain
RS
Cody Eiler
Sr.
6-2
200
Nebraska Wesleyan
Third Team
Offense
Defense
QB
Trevor Hoskins
Sr.
6-3
205
Pikeville
QB
Brandon Turman
Sr.
6-0
175
Edward Waters
QB
Tommy Zinke
Sr.
6-2
215
Valley City State
RB
Michael Baer
Sr.
6-0
195
Ottawa
RB
Marcus Griffib
Sr.
5-10
205
Graceland
RB
Charles Jackson
Jr.
5-10
190
Texas College
RB
Derrick Perkins
Sr.
6-0
200
Southern Nazarene
RB
Jerry Washington
So.
5-7
172
Southern Virginia
WR
Chris Fahey
So.
6-1
190
Ave Maria
WR
Chris Kordakis
Sr.
5-11
200
Faulkner
WR
Phillip Teamer
Sr.
5-9
170
Edward Waters
WR
Trent Thomas
Sr.
5-8
175
Montana Tech
WR
DeShawn Weaver
Jr.
5-10
160
Robert Morris/IL
WR
Brandon Martino
Sr.
6-1
200
Bethany/KS
TE
Andrew Friedrich
Jr.
5-3
220
St. Ambrose
TE
Joel Murphy
Sr.
6-8
270
Baker
Ol
Dillon Carmichael
Jr.
6-5
330
Doane
OL
Caleb Croney
Sr.
6-2
305
Campbellsville/KY
OL
Josh Hewitt
Sr.
6-2
259
Avila
OL
Colby Hitchcock
Sr.
5-11
255
Cumberlands/KY
OL
Levi Johnson
Sr.
6-7
295
Faulkner
OL
Richard Lee
Sr.
6-0
250
Texas College
OL
Danny Liddell
Sr.
6-3
265
Midland
OL
Kendrick Rice
Sr.
6-2
270
Langston
OL
Mitchell Thornton
Sr.
6-2
310
Faulkner
OL
Ryan Wood
Sr.
6-2
290
Cumberland/TN
PK
Steven Anderson
So.
5-10
155
Nebraska Wesleyan
PK
Terry Stecker
So.
59
180
Kansas Wesleyan
RS
James Lloyd
Jr.
5-6
155
Waldorf
RS
Rashad Wayne
Jr.
6-1
205
Belhaven
DL
Rex Drabenstot
Sr.
6-1
240
St. Francis/IN
DL
Pretson Henry
Sr.
6-0
260
Evangel
DL
Luke Herndon
Sr.
6-0
240
Southern Virginia
DL
Kelechukwu Ibe
So.
6-0

205

Concordia/MI
DL
Doug Key
Sr.
6-1
290
Georgetown/KY
DL
Chris Smith
Sr.
5-10
250
Avila
DL
Henry Tapps
Jr.
6-2
210
Texas College
DL
Reese Unger
Sr.
6-4
250
Belhaven
DL
Russell Walton
Sr.
6-0
255
Nebraska Wesleyan
LB
Dustin Bergmeier
Sr.
6-0
220
Dakota Wesleyan
LB
Keenan Costello
Sr.
6-3
270
Webber International
LB
Bernard Dawson
So.
5-11
190
Edward Waters
LB
Aaron Jansen
Sr.
6-3
225
Northwestern/IA
LB
Taylor Johnson
Sr.
6-0
215
Monringside
LB
Jordan Lawson
Sr.
6-2
245
Kentucky Christian
LB
Connor McChurch
Sr.
6-1
195
Cumberland/TN
LB
Stayce Whipple
Sr.
6-0
210
Bethel/KS
DB
Drew Bolhuis
Sr.
6-0
175
Culver-Stockton
DB
Lorenzo Capehard
Sr.
5-10
185
Edward Waters
DB
Nick Carlson
Sr.
5-10
180
Midland
DB
Tony Goodman
Sr.
5-10
200
Edward Waters
DB
Max Hannah
Jr.
5-10
185
Eastern Oregon
DB
Gage Hayes
Jr.
6-0
200
Ave Maria
DB
Brendan Kelly
Sr.
5-9
170
Cumberlands/KY
DL
Zeke Pigg
Sr.
5-8
185
Faulkner
DB
Jay Trappani
Jr.
6-1
195
Robert Morris/IL
P
Dylan McGuire
Sr.
6-0
187
Benedictine
P
Adam Middlesworth
Jr.
6-1,
195
Taylor
RS
Lance Johansen
Sr
6-0
185
Jamestown
RS
Eric Stallworth
Sr.
6-1
215
Shorter
 
Honorable Mention
Every student/athlete who has been recognized as a 2012 pre-season NAIA Regional All-Star receives Honorable Mention status on the 2012 USA Football News Pre-Season NAIA All-American team.
Welcome to College Football 2012 as USA College Football, Inc. celebrates its 25th Anniversary as the nation's original broadcasting, events planning & implementation, marketing & promotions, media & communications as well as public relations organization in the college footballindustry. The 20th Annual USA College Football Pre-Season NAIA All-American and Regional All-Star Teas have been released.
USA College Sports, Inc. has announced it is restoring the USA Football Holiday Bowl that will be the NAIA Division of the Hansen Bowl. It is scheduled to be a four-day, three-night event heldfrom December 14 to 17, 20123 with the kickoff set for 1:00PM on Monday - December 17, 2012. The NAIA All-American Banquet will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 7:00PM with all the major NAIA football awards ibeing presented at the event.
Every member of the Class of 2013 with no remaining college eligibility who has been selected a pre-season NAIAregional all-star is eligible to participate in the USA Football Holiday Bowl. Any son of a Wounded Warrior who meets the criteria is guaranteed a slot in the event that is NAIA approved and recognized by the national sports media and the College Football Hall of Fame as the official post-season NAIA All-Star Game.
Dillon Baxter, a former running back for the University of Southern California who appeared in 10 games as a true freshman for the Trojans, rushing for 252 yards and a touchdown, will play for Baker Universioty under head coach Mike Grossner. Baxter has two years of eligibility.
For the first time in over 70 years, Wayland Baptist will return to the gridiron when the Pioneers play the University of Monterrey Tech at Hero's Stadium in San Antonio, TX on September 1, 2012. The Pioneers play a ten-game schedule that includes four NAIA opponents, three from NCAA D-II and a pair of NCAA D-III foes. In addition to the Pioneers, Atlanta Christian College and Bluefield College will launch new varsity programs in 2012 while Florida Tech, Oklahoma Baptist and Reinhardt University open inaugural seasons ih 2013.
With several NAIA programs in transition and playing independent schedules, USA College Football has established the USA Small College Football division that will provide student/athletes at all small college independent football programs to be recognized as players of the week as well as post-season All-Americans. Click on the logo at the left and learn more. Long-time SID Dave Beyer, the new SID for the McMurry Warhawks will serve as the chair of this committee for the 2012 season.