2015 AFCA-NAIA Coaches’ All-Americans

naia_logoWaco Texas — The AFCA has released the NAIA Coaches All American football teams and a pair of area players have been honored.

Sam Van Ginkel, a junior defensive end from Rock Valley, Iowa, earned first team honors as a key player among a Red Raider defense that was once again one of the NAIA’s best in scoring (13th) and total (2nd) defense. He ranked seventh in the NAIA with 9.5 sacks and totaled 45 tackles. Van Ginkel, now with 28.5 career sacks, is just a half a sack away from tying the GPAC record and 1.5 sacks shy of matching the Northwestern career sack record, held by Riley Kleinhesselink (1998-2001). He also forced two fumbles and blocked three kicks this season and is a three-time first team all-conference selection.

Justin Wohlert, a senior defensive back from Hartley, Iowa, was named to the second team and was also an integral part of the Red Raider defense. Wohlert totaled 23 tackles and ranked 10th in the GPAC with two interceptions. He broke up nine passes and finished his career with 14 interceptions, 11th most in program history. Wohlert was a three-time all-conference selection including first team honors the last two years.

Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. School Hometown
WR Krishawn Hogan 6-4 210 Jr. Marian (Ind.) Indianapolis, Ind.
WR Clarence Clark 5-10 185 So. Baker (Kan.) Phoenix, Ariz.
WR Rob Lockhart 6-1 185 Sr. Faulkner (Ala.) Delray Beach, Fla.
OL Jeff Lindenmoyer 6-4 285 Sr. Ave Maria (Fla.) St. Johns, Fla.
OL Hea Tuifua 5-10 240 Jr. William Penn (Iowa) Salt Lake City, Utah
OL Josh James 6-6 315 Sr. Carroll (Mont.) Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
OL Gus Hancock 6-3 280 Sr. Saint Francis (Ind.) Spencer, Ind.
OL Meyer Bohn 6-2 265 Sr. Dickinson State (N.D.) Bismarck, N.D.
QB Ryan Kasdorf 6-1 215 Sr. Morningside (Iowa) Newhall, Calif.
RB Nolan Saraceni 5-10 195 Jr. Montana Tech Billings, Mont.
RB Quan Weaver 5-11 200 So. Pikeville (Ky.) Frankfort, Ky.
Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. School Hometown
DL D’Vonn Brown 6-4 260 Jr. SAGU (Texas) Houston, Texas
DL Mike Erpelding 6-2 210 Sr. Grand View (Iowa) Algona, Iowa
DL Dylan Delk 6-3 220 Sr. Tabor (Kan.) Peabody, Kan.
DL Sam Van Ginkel 6-5 241 Jr. Northwestern (Iowa) Rocky Valley, Iowa
LB Aaron Cooper 6-4 233 Jr. Kentucky Christian Mayfield, Ky.
LB Ben Kullos 5-9 210 Sr. Dakota State (S.D.) Peoria, Ariz.
LB Alden Mann 5-10 200 Jr. Wayland Baptist (Texas) Wimberly, Texas
DB AJ Wilson 6-1 240 Sr. Montana Western Helena, Mont.
DB Adam Sauder* 6-3 220 Sr. Taylor (Ind.) Grabill, Ind.
DB Nate Moore 5-9 170 Jr. College of Idaho Meridian, Idaho
DB Julius Rucker 6-2 200 Jr. Southern Oregon Portland, Ore.
Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. School Hometown
P David Strickland* 6-0 228 Sr. Point (Ga.) Opelika, Ala.
K Matt Cotiguala 6-2 180 Sr. St. Ambrose (Iowa) Orland Park, Ill.
AP Stephen Simms 5-8 175 Jr. Saint Xavier (Ill.) Valparaiso, Ind.


Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. School Hometown
WR Christian Hack 6-0 181 Jr. Benedictine (Kan.) El Paso, Texas
WR Andre McCullouch 6-0 202 Sr. Rocky Mountain (Mont.) Riverside, Calif.
WR Jace Billingsley 5-9 190 Sr. Eastern Oregon Winnemucca, Nev.
OL Mitch Butterfield 6-1 270 So. Friends (Kan.) Wichita, Kan.
OL Macander Dieudonne 6-2 260 Sr. Webber International (Fla.) Fort Pierce, Fla.
OL Jess Croley 5-11 286 Sr. Tabor (Kan.) Wylie, Texas
OL Zavon Moore 6-1 290 Sr. Missouri Valley Kansas City, Mo.
OL Joe Brummer 6-2 275 Sr. Morningside (Iowa) Harlan, Iowa
QB Jacob Russell 6-4 240 Sr. Campbellsville (Ky.) Lawrenceburg, Ky.
RB Nate Meier 5-11 203 Jr. Doane (Neb.) Pierce, Neb.
RB Niagel Curtis 5-9 205 Sr. Reinhardt (Ga.) Adairsville, Ga.
Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. School Hometown
DL Trey Barnes 6-1 245 Jr. Concordia (Neb.) Seward, Neb.
DL Tim Smith 6-3 245 Jr. St. Francis (Ill.) Oregon, Ill.
DL Zach Lanning 6-3 262 Jr. Ottawa (Kan.) McPherson, Kan.
DL Derrick Lawrence 6-2 255 Sr. Tabor (Kan.) Houston, Texas
LB Tucker Pauley 5-10 200 Sr. Baker (Kan.) Grain Valley, Mo.
LB Eric Walker 5-11 225 Sr. Southwestern (Kan.) Ashburn, Ga.
LB Brady Bonte 6-2 220 Sr. Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) Garretson, S.D.
LB Ryan Hartnett 5-10 225 Sr. Marian (Ind.) Miami, Fla.
DB Carl Morgan 6-0 180 So. SAGU (Texas) Shreveport, La.
DB Robert Lewis 6-0 180 Sr. Grand View (Iowa) Hewitt, Texas
DB Justin Wohlert 5-9 180 Sr. Northwestern (Iowa) Hartley, Iowa
Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. School Hometown
P Eddie Juarez 5-8 165 Jr. Sterling (Kan.) Pleasant Hill, Calif.
K Evan Connolly 6-3 190 Sr. Rocky Mountain (Mont.) Waterford, Ireland
AP Wendall Williams 5-10 175 Sr. Cumberlands (Ky.) Syracuse, N.Y.
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