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Football - Tue, Aug. 19, 2014

August 19, 2014

NSAA PRESS RELEASE

MADISON, S.D. – Seniors Zach Ely and Zac Woods of Dakota State University (S.D.) were selected to the 2014 North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Football Preseason All-Conference Team, announced Tuesday.

Jamestown (N.D.) led with seven selections on the NSAA Football Preseason All-Conference Team, followed by Dickinson State (N.D.) and Mayville State (N.D.) with five selections each.  Presentation (S.D.) and Valley City State (N.D.) each had two selections to the preseason team.

A total of 14 offensive and 13 defensive players were listed on the 2014 NSAA Football Preseason All-Conference Team.  Rashad Flanders of Mayville State was the coaches' pick for the preseason Player-of-the-Year.

Both Ely and Woods were chosen to the inaugural NSAA Football All-Conference First Team last season. 

Ely was the Trojans' leader with 42 receptions for a total of 801 yards in 2013.  He averaged 19.1 yards per catch.  Ely averaged 80.1 yards receiving yards per game for Dakota State.  He scored 66 points with 11 touchdowns.  He recorded a career-high 179 receiving yards (35.8 yards per catch) and caught three touchdowns passes in a road victory at Presentation (S.D.) last season. 

Zach is the son of Scott and Sara Ely of Colton, S.D.  He is an Exercise Science major at Dakota State University.

Woods started in every game for the Trojans as the center for the offensive line.  In 2013, he helped DSU accumulate a total of 3,037 offensive yards (1,631 passing yards and 1,406 rushing yards).  Dakota State produced 204 points (20.4 points per game) and 170 first-downs last season. 

Zac is the son of John and Quinn Woods of Cherokee, Iowa.  He is majoring in Business Management at DSU.

Dakota State kicks off their 2014 season on Saturday, Aug. 30 at Trojan Field.  The Trojans welcome Mayville State (N.D.) in the NSAA conference action.  Kick-off is set for 6 p.m.

Below is a complete listing of the 2014 NSAA Football Preseason All-Conference Team:

Offense

Position

Name

School

Class

Height

Weight

Hometown

QB

Beau Eriksson $

Jamestown (N.D.)

JR

6'4"

190

Devils Lake, N.D.

QB

Stephen Baswell ^

Presentation (S.D.)

SR

6'0"

175

Huachuca City, Ariz.

RB

Jesse Carney

Dickinson State (N.D.)

SR

5'10"

185

Kailua, Hawaii

RB

Jerril Jenkins ^

Mayville State (N.D.)

JR

5'10"

190

Miami, Fla.

OL

Zac Woods $

Dakota State (S.D.)

SR

6'3"

300

Cherokee, Iowa

OL

Tate Rienhart

Presentation (S.D.)

SR

6'6"

280

Onida, S.D.

OL

George Trujillo $

Valley City State (N.D.)

SR

6'2"

265

El Paso, Texas

OL

Sean Emry

Jamestown (N.D.)

SR

6'2"

280

Las Vegas, Nev.

OL

Kelli Copp

Dickinson State (N.D.)

JR

6'3"

270

Kaneohe, Hawaii

WR

Zach Ely $

Dakota State (S.D.)

SR

6'0"

185

Colton, S.D.

WR

JT Keith

Dickinson State (N.D.)

SR

6'4"

195

Miles City, Mont.

WR

Mike Sena

Jamestown (N.D.)

JR

6'0"

160

Fontana, Calif.

TE

Gavin Farley

Jamestown (N.D.)

SO

6'1"

210

Centerville, Minn.

K

Thomas Cortez $

Valley City State (N.D.)

SR

6'0"

190

Kihei, Hawaii

 

Defense

Position

Name

School

Class

Height

Weight

Hometown

DL

Zach McBeain

Valley City State (N.D.)

JR

6'1"

245

Shakopee, Minn.

DL

Garrett Tenney

Jamestown (N.D.)

SR

6'3"

225

Gardnerville, Nev.

DL

Sam Herauf

Dickinson State (N.D.)

SR

6'3"

260

Dickinson, N.D.

DL

Aaron Johnson $

Mayville State (N.D.)

JR

6'6"

240

New London, Minn.

DL

Alex Karpstein $

Presentation (S.D.)

SR

6'1"

240

Gresham, Ore.

LB

Travis Ahlgren ^

Mayville State (N.D.)

SR

6'1"

195

Chugiak, Alaska

LB

Jarelle Miller

Jamestown (N.D.)

JR

6'2"

225

Orlando, Fla.

LB

Alex Huitzil

Dickinson State (N.D.)

SR

5'11"

230

San Lucas, Calif.

LB

Jacob Grosz $

Mayville State (N.D.)

SR

5'9"

205

Barnesville, Minn.

DB

Rashad Flanders
$ !

Mayville State (N.D.)

SR

5'11"

185

Miami, Fla.

DB

Austin Lake

Presentation (S.D.)

SR

5'11"

175

Gettysburg, S.D.

DB

Paten Asuncion

Valley City State (N.D.)

SR

5'10"

185

Waipahu, Hawaii

DB

Wes Worthen

Jamestown (N.D.)

JR

5'8"

170

Columbus, Ga.

! 2014 NSAA Football Preseason Player-of-the-Year
$ 2013 NSAA Football All-Conference First Team
^ 2013 NSAA Football All-Conference Honorable Mention

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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