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All-MIAA Football Teams Announced

The MIAA announced its 2019 postseason football awards and All-MIAA honors. The Association’s offensive player of the year was Brook Bolles of Central Missouri as the defensive player of the year was Northwest Missouri’s Spencer Phillips. Dante Brown was named the special teams player of the year and TJ Davis from Nebraska Kearney was selected as the freshman of the year. UCM’s Jim Svoboda was voted by his peers as the coach of the year.

Bolles was one of the top passers in NCAA Division II and directed one of the best offenses in the division for the Mules. He led the nation in passing yards at 3,660 yards and was responsible for 258 points, the second-most in the nation. Bolles also ranked third nationally for total offense at 351.7 yards per game. As an offense, UCM was first in the country for total offense and passing offense and was third in scoring offense.

Phillips led the MIAA in tackles for a loss as a defensive lineman for Northwest. He tallied 15 TFLs for 72 yards and also accounted for eight sacks, tied for most in the Association. Phillips also recorded 45 tackles including 27 solo stops and eight quarterback hurries. Defensively, the Bearcats were top 10 in Division II for rush defense.

For the second consecutive year, FHSU’s Brown was named as the special teams player of the year. He had the longest field goal in the MIAA with a 56-yard make and ranked second in the league with 109 points scored. Brown was 19-of-23 when called upon and was 52-of-54 on extra points. On kickoffs, he had 41 touchbacks and averaged 58.8 yards per kickoff. 

Davis scored 12 rushing touchdowns, for the Lopers which was second-best in the conference. He was also sixth in the Association with 886 rushing yards and 80.5 yards per game. Davis led an offense that ranked first in the MIAA and third in the nation with 330.8 rushing yards per game and 16th nationally with 473.9 yards of total offense.

Svoboda was voted as the coach of the year for the first time as the Mules head coach. He guided Central Missouri to a share of its first MIAA championship since 2003 and its first 10-0 start in program history. Offensively, UCM ranked first in NCAA Division II for total offense and passing offense while they were slotted third in scoring offense. 

Below is the complete list of 2019 All-MIAA postseason awards and teams as voted by the head coaches in the league.

2019 All-MIAA Postseason Awards
Offensive Player of the Year – Brook Bolles – Central Missouri
Defensive Player of the Year – Spencer Phillips – Northwest Missouri
Special Teams Player of the Year – Dante Brown – Fort Hays State
Freshman of the Year – TJ Davis – Nebraska Kearney 
Coach of the Year – Jim Svoboda – Central Missouri

First-Team
Quarterback – Brook Bolles – Central Missouri
Running Back – Hosea Franklin – Lincoln
Wide Receiver – Shae Wyatt – Central Missouri
Wide Receiver – Lorenzo West – Pittsburg State
Tight End – Zach Davidson – Central Missouri
All-Purpose Back – Harley Hazlett – Fort Hays State
Offensive Line – Jake Heckler – Central Missouri
Offensive Line – Tyler Stilwell – Central Oklahoma
Offensive Line – Austin Unterreiner – Emporia State
Offensive Line – Hayden Eatinger – Missouri Western
Offensive Line – Tanner Owen – Northwest Missouri
Offensive Line – Kyle Hinton – Washburn
Defensive Line -Ubong Udom – Central Missouri
Defensive Line – Hinwa Allieu – Nebraska Kearney
Defensive Line -Spencer Phillips – Northwest Missouri
Defensive Line -Simanu’a Thomas – Pittsburg State
Linebacker – Kolesen Crane – Central Missouri
Linebacker – Jace McDown – Emporia State
Linebacker – Sal Silvio – Nebraska Kearney
Defensive Back- O’Shay Harris – Central Oklahoma
Defensive Back- Lawson Holbert – Emporia State
Defensive Back – Sam Webb – Missouri Western
Defensive Back – Blake Bayer – Northwest Missouri
Defensive Back – KiAnte Hardin – Pittsburg State
Kicker – Dante Brown – Fort Hays State
Punter – Zach Davidson – Central Missouri
Kick/Punter Returner – Trey Vaval – Missouri Western

Second-Team
Quarterback – Chance Fuller – Fort Hays State
Quarterback – Braden Wright – Northwest Missouri
Running Back – Justin Rankin – Northwest Missouri
Wide Receiver – James Letcher, Jr. – Washburn
Wide Receiver – Imoni Donadelle – Northwest Missouri
Tight End – Marqus Andrews – Northwest Missouri
All-Purpose Back – TJ Davis – Nebraska Kearney
Offensive Line – Corey Hoelck – Nebraska Kearney
Offensive Line – Ted Hessing – Fort Hays State
Offensive Line – Shawn Rouse – Missouri Western
Offensive Line – Josh Stoltenberg – Nebraska Kearney
Offensive Line – Ben Sinclair – Pittsburg State
Defensive Line – Javaris Sanders – Fort Hays State
Defensive Line – Parker Bass – Emporia State
Defensive Line – Jordan Ingraham – Nebraska Kearney
Defensive Line – Zach Howard – Northwest Missouri
Defensive Line – Sam Roberts – Northwest Missouri
Linebacker – Richard Jordan, Jr. – Missouri Southern
Linebacker – Anthony Williams – Missouri Western
Linebacker – Jackson Barnes – Northwest Missouri
Defensive Back- Codie Bell – Central Missouri
Defensive Back- Gary Woods II – Emporia State
Defensive Back – Tanner Hoekman – Fort Hays State
Defensive Back – Josh Wright – Washburn
Kicker – Parker Sampson – Northwest Missouri
Punter – Lane Spiker – Washburn
Kick/Punt Returner – Lorenzo West – Pittsburg State

Third-Team
Quarterback – Wyatt Steigerwald – Missouri Western
Running Back – Devante Turner – Central Missouri
Running Back – David Goodwin – Nebraska Kearney
Wide Receiver – Layne Bieberle – Fort Hays State
Wide Receiver – Dustin Basks – Central Oklahoma
Wide Receiver – Sedarius Young – Nebraska Kearney
Tight End – Daunte McGee – Central Oklahoma
All-Purpose Back – Shamar Griffith – Missouri Western
Offensive Line – Dan Sunderman – Central Missouri
Offensive Line – Amari Angram-Boldin – Fort Hays State
Offensive Line – Nick George – Central Oklahoma
Offensive Line – Steve Williams – Emporia State
Offensive Line –  Jacob Olson – Missouri Western
Offensive Line –  Ryan Spelhaug – Northwest Missouri
Offensive Line – Cole Baughman – Pittsburg State
Defensive Line – Michael Rios – Central Oklahoma
Defensive Line – Dre’Quan Brown – Central Oklahoma
Defensive Line – Marek Thompson – Emporia State
Defensive Line – Zeke Wall – Pittsburg State
Defensive Line – Tyler Baska – Missouri Western
Defensive Line – Cole Morris – Pittsburg State
Linebacker – Bryan Burns – Central Oklahoma
Linebacker – Sam Phillips – Northwest Missouri
Linebacker – Chase Johnston – Pittsburg State
Defensive Back- Jordan Starks – Fort Hays State
Defensive Back- Trey Washington – Northwest Missouri
Defensive Back – Morgan Selemaea – Pittsburg State
Defensive Back – KJ Turner – Washburn
Kicker – Jared Vincent – Pittsburg State
Punter – Todd Morrow – Pittsburg State
Kick/Punt Returner – Devante Turner – Central Missouri
Kick/Punt Returner – James Letcher, Jr. – Washburn

Honorable Mentions

Central Missouri – Koby Wilkerson – RB, Cameron Saunders – WR, Dominick Puni – OL, Jacob Wiggins – DL, John Embrey – LB, Deven Smith – LB

Central Oklahoma – Chandler Garrett – QB, TJ Roberts – RB, Seth Carmack – OL, Jakarri Hunt – DB, Kolby Underwood – DB, Alex Quevedo – K

Emporia State – Carlos Grace – RB, Estevan Arana – OL, Tyler Banta – OL, Gee Stanley – LB, Dawson Hammes – LB, Jaedon Pool – DB, Kyle Rinck – DB

Fort Hays State – Charles Tigner – RB, Manny Ramsey – WR, Matt Wendelberger – TE, Sheldon Schmidt – DL, Kolt Trachsel – LB, Hayden Kreutzer – DB

Lincoln – Cyril Spells – OL, Elex Harris – TE, Jajuan Chambers – DL, JaQuan Mason – DL, Michael Smith – DL, Cody Alexander – DB

Missouri Southern – Jacob Park – QB, Brian Boyd – WR, Ben Phillips – WR, Keandre Bledsoe – TE, Charles West – APB, Colton Winder – LB

Missouri Western – Markel Smith – RB, Cam Grandy – TE, Isaiah Colbert – OL, Arnold Crayton – DL, Cameron Ravenell – DL, Evan Chohon – LB, DJ Stirgus – DB

Nebraska Kearney – Dayton Sealey – RB, Darrius Webb – RB, Kolin Kenton – OL, Kooper Reece – OL, Zach Sullivan – LB, LaRoy James – DB

Northeastern State – Kevin Jackson – RB, Caleb Hash – OL, Jason Staggs – OL, Ukoh Essang – DL, Lane Yoder – LB, Ty Nichols – DB

Northwest Missouri – Isaiah Strayhorn – RB, Gabe Bautz – OL, Mike Ehlke – DL, Andy Hessler – LB, Jacob Gassman – DB, Chama Pierre – DB 

Pittsburg State – Tyler Adkins – RB, Brenner Clemons – WR, Jackson Krull – TE, Ryan Dodd – OL, Anders Vance – OL, Kaden Roy – LB

Washburn – Mitch Schurig – QB, Zach Willis – RB, Colin Wilson – WR,  Marcus Meier – TE, Grant Bruner – LB, Marquise Manning – DB


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