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August 7, 2017

MADISON, S.D. – Dakota State's (S.D.) Austin Opdahl was one of the 18 football athletes to be listed on the College Football America 2017 Yearbook's NAIA Starting Lineup, announced Monday.  The College Football America 2017 Yearbook NAIA Starting Lineup is the CFA's version of an All-American team.

Opdahl, a senior wide receiver for the Trojans, was named to NAIA Football All-American Second Team and North Star Football Offensive Most Valuable Player in 2016.  He set three new records last season, setting a single-game school record with 15 receptions in a game versus Saint Ambrose (Iowa), single-season touchdown receptions with 16 and currently holds the school record 28 career touchdown catches.

Opdahl was just four yards short of tying former NAIA All-American Tommy Hofer's single-season record of 1,097 yards.  Opdahl had a total of 1,093 receiving yards in 2016 for the Trojans.

The College Football America 2017 Yearbook features more than 930 college football teams from the United States and Canada over the course of more than 300 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos.

The print edition is available online via Amazon.com and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million. Additionally, an iBooks version for iPads and iPhones is available through Apple's iTunes bookstore and the iBooks app. And, new this year, a Kindle version of the book is now available. 

2017 Book links:

Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/2u2K9rz

BarnesandNoble.com: http://bit.ly/2uW27cQ

iBooks: http://apple.co/2ubz1rJ

Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2uxqZdD

2017 College Football America NAIA Starting Lineup

Offense

Position

Name

School

Year

QB

Logan Brettell

Baker (Kan.)

Senior

RB

Justin Green

St. Francis (Ind.)

Junior

RB

Cornell Brown

Baker (Kan.)

Senior

WR

Clarence Clark

Baker (Kan.)

Senior

WR

Austin Opdahl

Dakota State (S.D.)

Senior

TE

Nick Reynolds

Graceland (Iowa)

Senior

OL

Mitch Butterfield

Friends (Kan.)

Senior

OL

Xavier Carter

Reinhardt (Ga.)

Senior

OL

Justin Hunter

St. Xavier (Ill.)

Senior

OL

Dajshon Oliver

Warner (Fla.)

Senior

OL

Logan Glaze

Marian (Ind.)

Senior

PK

Bradley Bates

Campbellsville (Ky.)

Senior

KR

Tre Hawkins

Lyon (Ark.)

Junior

 

2017 College Football America NAIA Starting Lineup

Defense

Position

Name

School

Year

DL

Evan Sprayberry

Tabor (Kan.)

Junior

DL

Josh Kock

Baker (Kan.)

Senior

DL

Eric Hemmelgarn

St. Francis (Ind.)

Senior

DL

Drew Clark

Warner (Fla.)

Junior

LB

Piercen Harnish

St. Francis (Ind.)

Junior

LB

Nicholas McBeain

Valley City State (N.D.)

Senior

LB

Thomas Sease

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Senior

DB

Cain Boschee

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Junior

DB

Tony Brackins

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Senior

DB

Matt Williams

SAGU (Texas)

Junior

DB

Emmett Keys

Kentucky Christian

Senior

P

Derek Brush

Arizona Christian

Senior

PR

Allen Cooks

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Senior


Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director
 
 
 
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