NCAA Division II

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GREEN BAY, WI -- USA College Sports, Inc. announced the offensive and defensive MVPs of the 2012 Hansen Bowl, both NCAA Division II standouts, have been signed to pro contracts with the Green Bay Blizzard of the Indoor Football League. Adam Neugebauer, former West Virginia Wesleyan quarterback who was the Hansen Bowl's Craig Burroughs Award recipient as the offensive player of the game, and Cheney's down lineman Tim Hume, the defensive MVP, have joined the Blizzard for the remainder of the regular season and playoffs.

Welcome to NCAA D-II Footnall - 2012
Fortier Trophy honors NCAA D-II outstanding Football Player of the Year
USA College Sports, Inc along with Jostens, has created the Fortier Trophy to annually honor the NCAA Division II 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 Ross Fortier, the legendary head coach of Minnesota State - Moorhead who started the original NCAA DiII Senior All-Star Game, the Snow Bowl, in 1994.
2012 USA Football News NCAA Division II Pre-Season All-Americans
USA Football News presents its 20th Annual USA College Football NCAA Division II Pre-Season All-American and Regional All-Star Teams selected by coaches, sports information directors, certified players' agents, pro scouts, media and 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 teams including the Regional All-Stars, all of whom receive honorable mention accolades on the All-American Teams, are candidates to participate in the 2013 USA Freedom Bowl, a four-day, three-night event that will be held January 18 to January 21, 2013. The inaugural Fortier Trophy will be presented on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the USA College Football All-American Banquet.
First Team
Offense
Defense
QB
Mitchell Gale
Sr.
6-2
225
Abilene Christian
QB
Ryan Osiecki
Sr.
6-4
220
New Haven
QB
Heath Parling
Sr.
6-3
215
Grand Valley State
RB
David Carter
Sr.
5-10
225
Morehouse
RB
Joe Glendening
Sr.
5-10

190

Hillsdale
RB
Jordan Robert
Sr.
5-11
225
Charleston
RB
Matt Willis
Sr.
5-8
205
West Alabama
RB
Jonathon Woodson
Sr.
5-10
185
Texas A & M - Kingsville
WR
Chris Bowden
Sr.
6-2
190
Wingate
WR
Robert Holland
Sr.
6-3
170
Chowan
WR
Tyler Steffan
Sr.
6-4
210
University of Mary
WR
Ronnie Tubbs
Sr.
6-3
180
Albany State
WR
Isaiah Voegeli
Sr.
6-0
185
Merrimack
WR
Landon Zerkel
Sr.
6-3
213
Missouri Southern
TE
Joe Don Duncan
Sr.
6-4
270
Dixie State
TE
John Frick
Sr.
6-5
245
Shepherd
OL
Andrew Beckmann
Sr.
6-3
305
St. Cloud State
OL
George Davila
Sr.
6-2
285
Charleston
OL
Garth Heikkinen
Sr.
6-4
305
Minnesota Duluth
OL
Ryan Jensen
Sr.
6-4
290
CSU Pueblo
OL
Edmund Kugbila
Sr.
6-4
368
Valdosta State
OL
Ronald Penn
Sr.
6-4
315
Kutztown
OL
Carlos Savala
Sr.
6-6
315
East Central
OL
Joey Tivnan
Sr.
6-2
285
Central Washington
OL
Rod Williams
Sr.
6-5
300
Northwest Missouri
OL
Lamar Young
Sr.
6-5
315
Delta State
PK
David Brackett
Sr.
5-9
172
West Georgia
PK
Morgan Lineberry
Sr.
6-1
190
Abilene Christian
RS
Scott Kellogg
Sr.
5-9
175
Adams State
RS
John Mastromatto
Sr.
5-6
165
Kutztown
DL
David Bass
Sr.
6-5
260
Missouri Western
DL
Jonas Celian
Sr.
6-1
210
West Virginia Wesleyan
DL
Gavin Drake
Sr.
6-3
250
Western Oregon
DL
Vauchard Goodridge
Sr.
6-3
260
Clark Atlanta
DL
Tim Green
Sr.
6-1
215
Lincoln/PA)
DL
Devin Howard
Sr.
6-3
260
New Mexico Highlands
DL
Brandon Martin
Sr.
6-3
270
Lenoir Rhyne
DL
Brandon Williams
Sr.
6-3
325
Missouri Southern
LB
Tyler Brody
Sr.
6-1
205
Minnesota State - Moorhead
LB
Jordan Campbell
Sr.
6-0
230
New Mexico Highlands
LB
Grant Caserta
Sr.
6-2
220
Saginaw Valley State
LB
Demetrius Green
Sr.
5-11
190
Lenoir Rhyne
LB
Demery Hawkins
Sr.
6-1
240
Shorter
LB
Deon Lacey
Sr
6-2
210
West Alabama
LB
Tony Leggett
Sr.
6-1
215
Upper Iowa
LB
Tayo Moss
Sr.
6-0
220
Ferris State
LB
Jarrett Pidgeon
Sr.
5-10
225
Bloomsburg
LB
Fred Williams
Sr.
6-3
230
UNC - Pembroke
DB
Bernard Crawford
Sr.
6-1
183
Kentucky State
DB
Alex Dinolfi
Sr.
5-9
180
Kutztown
DB
Genesis Fonoimana
Sr.
6-1
205
Central Washington
DB
Jareed Gaines
Sr.
5-11
210
Stonehill
DB
Derek Lohmann
Jr.
6-1
210
Emporia State
DB
David Lopez
Sr.
5-11
195
Pace
DB
Bryce Peila
Sr.
6-1
200
Western Oregon
DB
Richie Schumacher
Sr.
6-2
210
Truman
P
Taylor Accardi
Sr.
6-2
205
Colorado Mines
P
Scott Groner
Jr.
6-4
200
Missouri Western
RS
James Langford
Sr.
6-1
220
Shaw
RS
Matt Wilmer
Sr.
6-0
190
Fairmount State
Second Team
Offense
Offense
QB
Brandon Kelsey
Sr.
6-2
205
Midwestern State
QB
Peter Lalich
Sr.
6-5
235
California/PA
QB
Jake Mullin
Sr.
6-3
230
McMurry
RB
Mark Johnson
Sr.
5-7
198
Southern Arkansas
RB
Daronte McNeill
Sr.
6-2

215

Elizabeth City State
RB
Rayon Simmons
Sr.
5-10
210
Winona State
RB
Andre Smith
Sr.
5-10
195
Fort Hays State
RB
Jerrell Washington
Sr.
5-9
190
Virginia Union
WR
Dejuan Beard
Jr.
6-2
195
Washburn
WR
Matthew Coston
Sr.
6-1
175
Lincoln/PA
WR
Mar'quone Edmonds
Sr.
6-2
215
Indianapolis
WR
John Gomes
Sr.
5-11
166
Stonehill
WR
Dusty Reed
Jr.
5-10
190
East Stroudsburg
WR
Jason Thompson
Sr.
6-3
185
New Haven
TE
David Cannon
Sr.
6-2
240
Central Missouri
TE
Nate Thienes
Sr.
6-3
245
Concordia St. Paul
OL
William Chaffin
Sr.
6-5
420
Southern Connecticut
OL
Austin Fedell
Sr.
6-2
300
Slippery Rock
OL
Brett Frydendall
Sr.
6-3
275
Humboldt State
OL
Daven Gray
Sr.
6-3
310
Winston Salem State
OL
Mark Jackson
Sr.
6-6
330
Glenville State
OL
Ryan Jensen
Sr.
6-4
290
CSU - Pueblo
OL
Tom Lelito
Sr.
6-4
315
Grand Valley State
OL
Matt Maidl
Sr.
6-2
270
Black Hills
OL
Kevin Poropat
Sr.
6-4
280
Mercyhurst
OL
Ryan Schraeder
Sr.
6-7
320
Valdosta State
OL
Ken Van Heule
Sr.
6-4
320
Midwestern Statw
PK
Drew Behrens
Sr.
6-3
195
Augustana/SD
PK
Rockne Belmonte
Jr.
5-10
208
Northern Michigan
RS
Denariis Appling
Jr.
5-7
150
West Georgia
RS
Tyler deBraga
Jr.
6-0
200
Colorado Mines
DL
Keifer Burke
Sr.
6-3
280
Chadron State
DL
Sterling Boylan
Sr.
6-4
280
Black Hills
DL
Roland Dampeer
Sr.
6-1
235
Arkansas Tech
DL
Tommy Harris
Jr.
6-4
245
Mars Hill
DL
Tyrell Higgins
Sr.
6-3
285
West Texas A & M
DL
Perry Jenkins
Sr.
6-0

225

Urbana
DL
Justin Thiel
Sr.
5-11
290
Nebraska Wesleyan
DL
Chris Vandervest
Sr.
6-1
265
Minnesota Duluth
DL
Scottie Williams
Sr.
6-3
265
Morehouse
LB
Cody Bloom
Jr.
5-11
230
Ashland
LB
Joseph Catchings
Sr.
6-3
230
East Central
LB
Nate Dreiling
Jr.
6-4
230
Pittsburg State
LB
Scotland Foss
Sr.
6-3
235
Western Oregon
LB
Kevin Lindholm
Sr.
6-2
290
Chadron State
LB
Rontez Miles
Sr.
6-1
210
California/PA
LB
Tyheim Pitt
Jr.
5-10
190
Livingstone
LB
Chris Pope
Jr.
6-1
215
Valdosta State
LB
Xavier Triplett
Jr.
6-1
225
Delta State
LB
Marquis Wadley
Jr.
5-9
210
Tarleton State
DB
Stephan Dickens
Jr.
5-8
160
CSU Pueblo
DB
Jeremiah Maluia
Jr.
6-0
200
Humboldt State
DB
Marvin Matthews
Sr.
6-0
200
St. Cloud State
DB
Rontez Miles
Sr.
6-1
210
California/PA
DB
DeShaun Phillips
Jr;
5-11
165
Tarleton State
DB
Bernard Risco
Sr.
5-11
185
New Haven
DB
Brian Rodgers
Sr.
6-0
195
Missouri Southern
DB
Ron Woodson
Jr.
5-11
200
North Alabama
P
Andrew Jones
Sr.
6-0
185
Delta State
P
Eric Phillips
Sr.
6-1
190
Truman
RS
Paul Perez
Sr.
5-9
185
Assumption
RS
Beau Wakefield
Sr.
5-9
167
Bemidji State
Third Team
Offense
Defense
QB
Bobby Cooper
Sr.
6-4
218
Shepherd
QB
Kevin Morton
Sr.
6-2
215
Kutztown
QB
David Thomas
Sr.
6-2
210
Miles
RB
Bo Palmer
Jr.
5-10
200
Simon Fraser
RB
Pedro Powell
Jr.
5-10

200

Notre Dame/OH
RB
Trent Rios
Sr.
5-8
175
Incarnate Word
RB
Jarvis Smith
Sr.
5-10
190
Henderson State
RB
Prince Young
Sr.
5-9
199
Northern Michigan
WR
C.J. Akins
Sr.
6-2
190
Angelo State
WR
Anthony Capasso
Sr.
5-10
197
Ashland
WR
Marshall Davis
Sr.
6-2
205
South Dakota Mines
WR
Willie Epps
Sr.
6-2
190
Southern Connecticut
WR
Jordan Hallman
Sr.
6-0
190
East Stroudsburg
WR
Markus Sunpter
Sr.
6-1
190
Western New Mexico
TE
Brian Leonhardt
Sr.
6-5
260
Bemidji State
TE
Ryan Shelley
Jr.
6-2
225
Southwestern Oklahoma
Ol
Macon Allan
Sr.
6-4
310
Missouri Western
OL
Mike Coke
Sr.
6-3
300
Morehouse
OL
Zach Conklin
Sr.
6-5
310
New Haven
OL
Logan Freeman
Sr.
6-3
290
Central Missouri
OL
Zach Gilbert
Sr.
6-3
285
Merrimack
OL
Richard Lilla
Jr.
6-2
290
Winona State
OL
Ronald Penn
Sr.
6-4
315
Arkansas - Monticello
OL
Chris Restino
Sr.
6-1
265
Shippensburg
OL
Justen Tyler
Sr.
6-2
275
Midwestern State
OL
Mesh Wokomaty
Sr.
6-6
310
Valdosta State
PK
Tyler Aldridge
Jr.
6-1
190
St. Cloud State
PK
Chris Scrifo
Sr.
5-9
190
New Haven
RS
Jordan Campbell
Sr.
6-0
230
New Mexico Highlands
RS
Smook Thomas
Sr.
5-9
170
Missouri Sciemce & Tech.
DL
Nick Haag
Sr.
6-3
245
Assumption
DL
Kentrell Harris
Sr.
6-5
245
Virginia Union
DL
Derek Johnson
Sr.
6-1
265
Johnson C. Smith
DL
Jordan Morgan
Sr.
6-4
250
Ferris State
DL
Shonquez Nelson
Jr.
6-2

275

St. Augustine's/NC
DL
Corey Orth
Sr.
6-5
255
CSU - Pueblo
DL
Leonides Redding
Sr.
6-3
280
West Liberty
DL
Gus Toca
Sr.
6-3
250
Pittsburg State
LB
Jeremy Aguilar
Sr.
6-1
235
Texas A & M - Kingsville
LB
Nick Bonte
Sr.
6-0
195
Sioux Falls
LB
Garrett Davis
Jr.
6-3
215
Fairmount State
LB
Andrew Hodges
Sr.
5-11
185
Kutztown
LB
Kedric Hooks
Sr.
6-3
249
Lane
LB
Kenny Johnson
Sr.
6-0
235
Lincoln/PA
LB
Austin Luecke
Sr.
6-1
225
Augustana
LB
Brett Pasche
Jr.
5-0
190
Hillsdale
LB
Jesse Robertson
Sr.
5-9
205
West Virginia Wesleyan
LB
A.J. Steele
Sr.
6-0
229
Southern Arkansas
DB
Justin Avery
Jr.
5-10
160
Livingston
DB
Jason Bodiford
Sr.
5-8
190
Harding
DB
Eien Hardy
Sr.
5-10
180
Ohio Dominican
DB
Jeff Heath
Sr.
6-1
10
Saginaw Valley
DB
Lorian Mallary
Sr.
6-1
185
West Virginia State
DB
Riyaud Richardson
Jr.
5-10
185
Concord
DB
Patrick Shaw
Jr.
5-11
190
South Dakota Mines
DB
Norris Wrenn
Sr.
6-0
170
East Central
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 NCAA Division II Regional All-Star receives Honorable Mention status on the 2012 USA Football News Pre-Season NCAA Division II All-American team.
2013 Hansen Bowl Acceptance and Media Form available starting July 15
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 football industry. The 20th Annual USA College Football Pre-Season NCAA Division II All-American and Regional All-Star Teas have been released.
USA College Sports, Inc. has announced it is restoring the USA Football MLK Freedom Bowl that will be the NCAA D-II Division of the Hansen Bowl. It is scheduled to be a four-day, three-night event held over the Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend from January 18 to 21, 2013 with the kickoff set for 1:00PM on Monday - January 21. The NCAA Division II All-American Banquet will be held on January 20 at 7:00PM..
Every member of the Class of 2013 with no remaining college eligibility who has been selected a pre-season NCAA regional all-star is eligible to participate in the MLK Freedom Bowl. Any son of a Wounded Warrior who meets the criteria is guaranteed a slot in the event that is NCAA compliant and recognized by the national sports media and the College Football Hall of Fame as the official post-season NCAA Division II Senior All-Star Game.
John Luckhardt, who resurrected California University's football program and made it a national power, has submitted his letter of resignation as head coach. Luckhardt, 67, spent 10 seasons as coach of the Vulcans and led them to three consecutive appearances in the NCAA Division II semifinals. He also resurrected the football program at Washington & Jefferson., taking the Presidents to the NCAA Division III finals and was named the Metropolitan New York Football Writers' Division III Coach of the Year. His career record is 225-70-2.
East Stroudsburg mourns the passing of Derek Brown, the Warriorsjunior linebacker who died from injuries sustained in an autombile accident on June 30, 2012. He was a two-year letterwinner at outside linebacker and strong safety. ESU head coach Denny Douds explained that Brown continued to give in his passing as eight organs were donated through the Gift of Life Donor Program which serves Eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware,

Nine football playing members of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) will withdraw from the league to form a new regional all-sports conference.The new league, yet to be named, will consist of 12 schools from West Virginia and surrounding states. West Liberty University Vice President of Broadcasting, Reid Amos, a spokesperson for the new conference, says the move is fueled by the desire to create a conference of like-minded football playing schools., Amos said the schools set to leave the WVIAC are the University of Charleston, Concord University, Fairmont State University, Glenville State College, Seton Hill University (located in Greensburg, Pa.), Shepherd University, West Liberty University, West Virginia State University, and West Virginia Wesleyan.

Lindy’s Magazine selected Pittsburg State its preseason No. 1 in Division II and picked junior linebacker Nate Dreiling and junior all-purpose player John Brown preseason All-Americans. The Gorillas return several key players from their 2011 NCAA Division II Championship roster — Dreiling, Brown, senior defensive end Gus Toca, senior running backs Briceton Wilson and Jason Spradling, senior receiver Andrew Castaneda, senior defensive back Chas Smith and senior offensive lineman Aaron Kolich.

Truman State's 100-year run in the MIAA Conference comes to a close next year. The Great Lakes Valley Conference unanimously voted to accept the Kirksville, Mo., school into the league beginning in the fall of 2013.When the Truman administration first looked into the move to the new conference, travel was among one of the many factors involved.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Gene Carpenter established a legacy of excellence in Millersville University football. His 220-90-6 career record placed him among the nation's elite coaches. On Tuesday, the National Football Foundation (NFF) added the late Coach Carpenter to its most elite group, inducting him into the College Football Hall of Fame 2012 Divisional Class. From 1970-2000, Carpenter recorded 29 winning seasons and 10 PSAC Eastern Division titles. In 1988, the Marauders were named ECAC Division II Team of the Year and winners of the Lambert-Meadowlands Cup. Twice he was named PSAC Coach of the Year and 49 players were recognized as All-Americans during his tenure. His 220 total wins ranks 29th in among coaches in NCAA history. He is one of only 29 coaches in the history of college football to win 200 or more games at one college.Carpenter passed away on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 at the age of 70.