Craig Hertz Defensive MVP in Recent Football All-Star Game

Date posted - February 20, 2013

hertz-craigDakota State University Football senior Craig Hertz a Sibley Ocheyedan graduate recently participated in the 2013 USA Freedom Bowl All-Star game January 21st in Virginia Beach Virginia.

The All-Star game held at the Virginia Beach SportsPlex featured athletes from Football Championship Series, NCAA Division two, three and NAIA levels. Athletes were divided into two teams called the Admirals and Generals.



Ironically the former Sibley Ocheyedan General played on the Admirals team. He received defensive MVP honors for his squad recording 12 tackles, deflected 1 pass and forced 2 fumbles.
Hertz was selected as DSU’s defensive most valuable player. He was named to the Association of Independent Institutions first-team All-Conference. He recorded 117 tackles in 2012. That’s the third most tackles in a single season in Trojan Football record book. During his career at DSU, he amassed a total of 302 tackles, 120 unassisted with 182 assists.

Hertz will be joining the DSU Football coaching staff to assist the outside linebackers next season. He is the seventh former athlete to assist the football coaching staff under head coach Josh Anderson.

Craig is the son of Kevin and Marcie Hertz of Ocheyedan, Iowa. He is majoring in Physical Education at Dakota State.

The USA Freedom Bowl All-Star game can be viewed by the following links from each quarter:

First quarter:
Second quarter:
Third quarter:
Fourth quarter:

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