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Trojans land five selections to A.I.I. Football All-Conference First-Team
November 21, 2012
MADISON, S.D. – Dakota State University's football team had landed five players to the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) All-Conference first-team, announced Tuesday. The Trojans had five additional players listed in the A.I.I. All-Conference Honorable Mention.
The five DSU football players being named to A.I.I. All-Conference first-team are Stacey Berg, Craig Hertz, Blake Schlagel, Ronnie Jorgenson and Joey Wuolle.
Berg, 6-foot-3-inch senior wide receiver, had a stellar 2012 season for the Trojans by earning his second All-Conference honor at DSU (he was named to Dakota Athletic Conference All-Conference in 2010). He averaged 106.2 receiving yards per game, ranking him seventh in the nation. He is 10th in the nation in total receiving yards (956). Berg accumulated a total of 45 catches and eight touchdowns this season. He produced an average of 119.7 all-purpose yards. During Berg's four-year career, he recorded a total of 115 receptions for 2332 yards (20.3 yards per reception) with 20 touchdowns. Stacey is the son of Kevin and Melissa Berg of Winslow, Ariz. He is majoring in Business Management at Dakota State University.
Hertz, 6'2" senior linebacker for the Trojans, recorded a total of 117 tackles this season. He had 52 solo tackles and 65 assist tackles. He ranks fifth in the nation in tackles (all positions) per game with an average of 11.7 tackles. Hertz produced 12 tackles-for-loss of 29.1 yards. In addition, he had a quarterback sack. During Hertz's career at Dakota State, he accumulated a total of 302 tackles (120 solo tackles and 182 assist tackles). Craig is the son of Kevin and Marcie Hertz of Ocheyedan, Iowa. He is studying Physical Education major at DSU.
Schlagel, 6'4" senior defensive end, had started in every game this season for Dakota State. As one of the team captains for the Trojans, he had 23 tackles, including five tackles-for-loss of 11.9 yards. He record 1.5 quarterback sacks. During Schlagel's four-year career at DSU, he amassed a total of 96 tackles and eight quarterback sacks. Blake is the son of Wayne and Jackie Schlagel of Raymond, S.D. He is majoring in Exercise Science at Dakota State University.
Jorgenson, 6'2" junior defensive lineman, started in all 11 games this season for the Trojans. He recorded a total of 22 tackles. He had 3.5 tackles-for-loss of 11.2 yards. Ronnie is the son of Randy Jorgenson and Annette Miller of Balaton, Minn. He is studying Elementary Education and Special Education at DSU.
Wuolle, 6'3" freshman offensive lineman, was one of the integral members of the DSU's offensive team. He helped the Trojans break numerous passing records. In addition, DSU broke a new DSU school record for most first-downs in a single season with 225 first-downs. Wuolle had started in every game for DSU. Joey is the son of Craig and Denise Wuolle of Olympia, Wash. He is majoring in Elementary Education at Dakota State University.
The five DSU football players that earned the A.I.I. All-Conference Honorable Mention status are:
- Bobby Tisch – 6'4", 210 lbs., freshman tight end from New Ulm, Minn. – son of Donn and Margaret Tisch.
- Eric Liles – 6'1", 235 lbs., senior linebacker from Queen Creek, Ariz. – son of Eric Liles, Sr. and Maria Hodge.
- Carl Curtis – 5'10", 185 lbs., senior wide receiver from Mesa, Ariz. – son of Mike and Linda Curtis.
- Josh Licht – 6'2", 250 lbs., junior defensive end from Estelline, S.D. – son of Bill and Lisa Licht.
- Zac Woods – 6'3", 300 lbs., sophomore offensive line from Cherokee, Iowa – son of John and Quinn Woods.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director