Four Ichabods Named All-Americans

By: Washburn Sports Information (Posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)
By: Washburn Sports Information (Posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)

LIBERTY, Mo. -- The Washburn Ichabods were one of five teams to have four different players named to the All-American team which was released today. Quarterback Dane Simoneau was a first team pick while offensive tackle Brian Folkerts was a second team pick. Defensive end Dakota Palan-Johnson and safety Casey Curran were honorable mention picks.

The award was the fourth first team All-American honor for Simoneau. Simoneau, who was the runner-up for the Harlon Hill Award as the top player in NCAA Division II started all 13 games this past season breaking his own single-season record passing for 4,089 yards, which was the third-best single season total in MIAA history. His 4,062 total offensive yards also broke his own record of 3,459 yards he set during his junior campaign. Simoneau was named the MIAA's Offensive Player of the Year after completing 280 of 482 passing attempts for a school-record 38 touchdowns. In the season opener against Sioux Falls he completed 27 passes throwing for another school record of 452 yards and five touchdowns. He earned first team all-MIAA honors and first team all-region honors picked after being named to the Daktronics squad. He helped lead the Ichabods to a school-record 10 wins picking up their first playoff win in school history in a 52-49 win over Abilene Christian in Yager Stadium on Nov. 19. He has picked up three All-American honors already this season.

Folkerts, who also earned first team Daktronics all-region and Football Gazette first team all-region honors along with first team all-MIAA accolades, helped the Ichabods to the No. 4 ranked passing offense in the country at 331 yards per game and the No. 5 ranked total offensive team with 481 yards per game.

Palan-Johnson was a third team Football Gazette and first team all-MIAA selection at defensive end after recording 15.5 tackles for loss for 71 yards and seven sacks for 39 yards finishing with 57 total tackles.

Curran led the Ichabods with 119 tackles collecting 53 solo tackles with two interceptions.

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A total of 60 institutions had players selected to the team. Five schools (California, Minnesota Duluth, Northwest Missouri, National Champion Pittsburg State, Washburn, and National Runner-Up Wayne State) had four players named to the team. California led the way with three first-team selections.

The All-America Team was selected by our staff with input from coaches and sports information directors from around the country. has named an All-America Team since its inception in 2000.

2011 All-America Team
First Team

QB Dane Simoneau 6-3, 227, Sr. Washburn
RB Jonas Randolph 5-10, 185, Sr. Mars Hill
RB Joe Glendening 5-10, 188, Jr. Hillsdale
WR Thomas Mayo 6-2, 200, Jr. California
WR Trevor Kennedy 6-0, 200, Sr. Mercyhurst
TE Joe Don Duncan 6-4, 270, Jr. Dixie State
OL Joe Long 6-6, 308, Sr. Wayne State (Mich)
OL Amini Silatolu 6-3, 320, Sr. Midwestern State
OL Rishaw Johnson 6-5, 310, Sr. California
OL Kyle Thornton 6-4, 345, Sr. North Alabama
OL Garth Heikkinen 6-4, 305, Jr. Minnesota Duluth

DL David Bass 6-5, 260, Jr. Missouri Western
DL Brandon Williams 6-3, 325, Jr. Missouri Southern
DL Randy Colling 6-5, 320, Sr. Gannon
DL Aston Whiteside 6-2, 285, Sr. Abilene Christian
LB Nate Dreiling 6-4, 228, So. Pittsburg State
LB Chad Kilgore 6-1, 230, Sr. Northwest Missouri
LB Shawn Loiseau 6-1, 245, Sr. Merrimack
DB Arthur Hobbs 5-11, 190, Sr. Nebraska-Kearney
DB Dontae Smith 6-1, 176, Sr. East Central
DB Jeremy Jones 5-10, 189, Sr. Wayne State (Mich)
DB Rontez Miles 6-1, 210, Jr. California

AP John Brown 5-11, 170, So. Pittsburg State
K Greg Zuerlein 6-0, 190, Sr. Missouri Western
P Taylor Accardi 6-2, 205, Jr. Colorado Mines

Second Team

QB Chris Mills 6-4, 180, So. Indianapolis
RB David Carter 5-10, 225, Jr. Morehouse
RB Rashaad Slowley 6-0, 205, Sr. Southern Connecticut
WR Troy Burrell 5-10, 182, Sr. Wayne State (Mich)
WR Jamar Howard 6-4, 220, Sr. Central Missouri
TE David Cannon 6-2, 240, Jr. Central Missouri
OL Brian Folkerts 6-4, 310, Sr. Washburn
OL Ryan Schraeder 6-7, 319, Sr. Valdosta State
OL Tyler Hendrickson 6-8, 318, Sr. Concordia-St. Paul
OL Chandler Rearden 6-1, 265, Sr. Lenoir-Rhyne
OL Stephen Goodin 6-6, 310, Sr. Nebraska-Kearney

DL Todd Storm 6-3, 250, Sr. Michigan Tech
DL Gus Toca 6-3, 257, Jr. Pittsburg State
DL Thomas Mulabah 6-2, 300, Sr. California
DL Jamie Meder 6-2, 310, So. Ashland
LB Lee Meisner 6-0, 245, Sr. CSU-Pueblo
LB Deon Lacey 6-2, 208, Jr. West Alabama
LB Jamarkus Gaskins 6-2, 217, So. Albany State
DB Janoris Jenkins 5-10, 183, Sr. North Alabama
DB Marvin Matthews 6-0, 197, Jr. St. Cloud
DB Alton Keaton 5-7, 180, Sr. Winston-Salem
DB Clarence Laster 6-0, 190, Sr. Southwestern Oklahoma

AP Jordan Simmons 5-9, 195, Jr. Northwest Missouri
K David Nadeau 6-3, 205, Sr. Minnesota Duluth
P Gregg Berkshire 6-2, 210, Sr. Ashland

Honorable Mention

QB Micah Davis 6-2, 200, Sr. Delta State
QB Mitchell Gale 6-2, 225, Jr. Abilene Christian
QB Kevin Morton 6-2, 212, Jr. Kutztown
QB Ryan Osiecki 6-4, 230, Jr. New Haven
RB Nicholas Cooper 6-0, 245, Sr. Winston-Salem
RB Travis Daniels 5-10, 205, Sr. UNC Pembroke
RB Keidrick Jackson 5-9, 207, So. Midwestern State
RB Daronte McNeill 6-2, 215, Jr. Elizabeth City
RB Lyndon Rowells 5-10, 200, Sr. Humboldt State
RB Matt Willis 5-8, 205, Jr. West Alabama
RB Jonathan Woodson 5-10, 185, Jr. Texas A&M-Kingsville
WR Chris Bowden 6-2, 190, Jr. Wingate
WR Devin Goda 6-3, 225, Sr. Slippery Rock
WR Brittan Golden 6-0, 185, Sr. West Texas
WR Charles Johnson 6-3, 205, Jr. Grand Valley
WR Trey McVay 5-9, 188, Sr. Northeastern State
WR Jon Meadows 6-1, 200, Sr. West Virginia Wesleyan
WR Tyler Steffan 6-4, 210, Jr. Mary
WR Isaiah Voegeli 6-0, 185, Jr. Merrimack
TE Brian Leonhardt 6-5, 253, Jr. Bemidji State
TE Ryan Shelley 6-2, 225, Jr. Southeastern Oklahoma
TE Phillip Supernaw 6-5, 253, Sr. Ouachita Baptist
OL Cordell Bell 6-4, 305, Sr. Minnesota State
OL Edmund Kugbila 6-4, 368, Sr. Valdosta State
OL Cody Johnson 6-2, 290, Sr. Northwest Missouri
OL Darrell Leopold 6-2, 305, Sr. Delta State
OL Jason Slowey 6-4, 300, Sr. Western Oregon
OL Ken Van Huele 6-4, 320, Jr. Midwestern State
OL Rod Williams 6-5, 300, Jr. Northwest Missouri
DL Jonas Celian 6-1, 210, Jr. West Virginia Wesleyan
DL Richard Daniel 6-2, 225, Sr. Wayne State (Neb.)
DL Tim Green 6-1, 255, Jr. Lincoln (Pa)
DL Dakota Palan-Johnson 6-2, 244, Sr. Washburn
DL Drew Vanderlin 6-4, 280, Sr. Michigan Tech
LB Jeremy Aguilar 6-1, 235, Jr. Texas A&M-Kingsville
LB Jordan Campbell 6-0, 230, Jr. New Mexico Highlands
LB Jason Catchings 6-3, 230, Jr. East Central
LB Rocco DeLorenzo 6-1, 230, Sr. Adams State
LB Marcus Dowtin 6-2, 226, Sr. North Alabama
LB Rob Huberty 6-1, 225, Sr. Minnesota Duluth
LB Alex Whitehill 6-3, 220, Sr. Fort Hays
LB Ian Wild 6-1, 220, Sr. Mercyhurst
LB Derrik Zappa 6-1, 220, Sr. Minnesota Duluth
DB Casey Curran 5-10, 203, Sr. Washburn
DB Dominique Davenport 5-10, 180, Sr. Delta State
DB Elijah Olabode 5-10, 194, Sr. Pittsburg State
AP Deonte Gist 5-9, 175, Sr. Tusculum
AP Josh Renel 5-9, 191, Sr. Wayne State (Mich.)
K Kyle Major 6-3, 230, Sr. CSU-Pueblo
P Randy Weich 6-2, 250, Jr. Wayne State (Neb.)

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