MIAC champion St. Thomas had five players named to the D3Football.com All-West Region, including three of the 26 players selected on the first team.
Seniors Matt Christenson (TE), Austin Jochum (DL) and Isaac Seering (S) were named to the first team. Junior Matt Beck (center) was named to the second team. Senior Dylan Andrew (LB) was named to the third team.
The No. 4-ranked Tommies finished 11-2 after last Saturday's 24-10 road loss in the playoff quarterfinals to No. 1-ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor.
First-year starter at nose tackle... MIAC Mike Stam Award winner as league's top offensive or defensive lineman... Had 33 tackles, one forced fumble, one recovered fumble, 15.5 tackles for loss (6.5 sacks).. had one solo sack and two half sacks against St. John's in 20-17 win... led balanced defense that ranked in top six nationally in eight categories.
First or second team all-conference each of last three seasons.. team 37-4 in his three years as a starter... Career: 159 tackles, four interceptions, two forced fumbles, one recovered fumble, 13 break-ups, 6.5 TFL.
All-MIAC, three-year starter, excellent blocker... team 37-4 since he joined the starting lineup... Career 36 catches, 504 yards, nine TD catches.
Two-year starter, team 23-3 in that span... team averaged nearly 49 ppg... first-team All-MIAC
First-year starter... led balanced defense with 19 tackles for loss (3.5 sacks), also had four break-ups.. had two interceptions (one for TD) and three TFL as a backup in 2016... former QB.. also was holder on placement kicks last two seasons and scored 24 career points with one defensive TD and nine 2-point PAT runs.. also had three successful 2-point passes.