Four-Time Selection Weston Dressler Highlights All-NCC Football Team
Four-year selection Weston Dressler of North Dakota is joined by seven other repeat selections on the 30-member All-North Central Conference Football First Team selected by the league's coaches and announced today by the conference office. Nebraska-Omaha's Pat Behrns was honored as Coach of the Year by his peers for the second consecutive season.
Dressler becomes only the fourth player in NCC history to be named to the team all four years of his career as he was selected for the fourth consecutive season at the returns position. He is also a four-time honoree on this year's team and can be found on the first team as a wide receiver, returns specialist and utility specialist and as the league's Most Valuable Receiver. In his career he is a four-time honoree as a returns specialist, two-time honoree as a wide receiver, one-time honoree at utility and has been named the Most Valuable Receiver twice. The only three other players to achieve the four-consecutive-year feat are Richard Ryan of North Dakota (1951-54), Vance Lechman of North Colorado (1986-89) and Stefan Logan of South Dakota (2003-06).
The only three-time selection on the team is Nebraska-Omaha's Ben Hochstein at the offensive line position where he also repeats as the Most Valuable Offensive Lineman. Two-time repeaters on the team are North Dakota's Mitch Braegelmann, Dressler (wide receiver) and Ryan Chappell, South Dakota's Chris Morton and Zach Miller, Central Washington's Johnny Spevak.
Behrns, in his 14th year as the UNO head coach, guided the Mavericks to a 10-0 overall record and their fourth consecutive NCC title. The undefeated mark is the first acheived by a UNO squad since the 1954 season. Nebraska-Omaha was selected to the NCAA playoffs for the seventh time in his career and received a first-round bye. UNO is scheduled to host NCC member Central Washington in the second round of the NCAA competition Saturday.
Offensive awards went to Hochstein of Nebraska-Omaha as the Most Valuable Offensive Linemen (second consecutive year), Zach Miller of Nebraska-Omaha as the Most Valuable Offensive Back and North Dakota's Dressler as the Most Valuable Receiver (second consecutive season).
Defensive awards went to Nebraska-Omaha teammates Rob Lewis as the Most Valuable Defensive Lineman, Jeff Souder as the Most Valuable Linebacker and Randy Kush as the Most Valuable Defensive Back.
North Dakota lead the way with nine honorees on the first team followed by Nebraska-Omaha with eight selections.
There are 18 seniors, seven juniors and four sophomores and one freshman on the first-team squad.
The complete team listing can be found on the PDF release. Click the link at the top of this article to download that version of the release.