Seven Blue Hawk Players Named to 2016 Dacotah Bank/NSAA Football Preseason Team

Seven Blue Hawk Players Named to 2016 Dacotah Bank/NSAA Football Preseason Team

MADISON, S.D. – Preseason favorite Dickinson State (N.D.), ranked No. 21 in the 2016 NAIA Football Coaches' Preseason Top 25 national poll, landed seven recipients on the 2016 Dacotah Bank/NSAA Football Preseason Team, announced by the conference office Tuesday.

Valley City State (N.D.) recorded six athletes on the preseason team, followed by Mayville State (N.D.) with five selections – all on the offensive team.  Dakota State (S.D.) had four recipients to the list.  Jamestown (N.D.) has two selections to the team, while Waldorf's (Iowa) Dustin Wilke was listed on both offense and defense teams in kicking/punting.

The 2016 football season kicks off on Thursday night, Aug. 25 as Jamestown battle with Valley City State in the long-time 'Paint Bucket' annual rivalry game.  The conference season gets underway on Sept. 24 with three games scheduled.

2016 Dacotah Bank/North Star Athletic Association Preseason Team - Offense

Position

Name

Year

School

QB

Andrew Blake +

Junior

Mayville State (N.D.)

RB

Tray Boone $%

Senior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

RB

Robert Johnson +

Senior

Dakota State (S.D.)

WR

Jacob Robbins +

Senior

Mayville State (N.D.)

WR

Dantrel Horne +

Senior

Mayville State (N.D.)

WR

Colby Lum $

Senior

Valley City State (N.D.)

TE

Chris Mayes

Junior

Mayville State (N.D.)

OL

Jeff Fisher $

Sophomore

Dickinson State (N.D.)

OL

Greg Rodriguez +

Sophomore

Dakota State (S.D.)

OL

Dan Murphy

Junior

Jamestown (N.D.)

OL

Israel Evans

Junior

Mayville State (N.D.)

OL

P.J. Peterson

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

PK

Dustin Wilke $ *

Senior

Waldorf (Iowa)

 

2016 Dacotah Bank/North Star Athletic Association Preseason Team - Defense

Position

Name

Year

School

DB

Rob Nalewaja $

Senior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

DB

Jawaun Pugh $ &

Senior

Valley City State (N.D.)

DB

Jay Liggins $

Sophomore

Dickinson State (N.D.)

DB

Mychael Bruce + &

Senior

Valley City State (N.D.)

LB

Drew Johnson $

Senior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

LB

Thomas Sease $

Junior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

LB

Nicholas McBeain +

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

DL

Joey Tauave $

Junior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

DL

Cole Potter $ &

Senior

Dakota State (S.D.)

DL

Harvey McMahon +

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

DL

Bronson Arguello +

Senior

Dakota State (S.D.)

P

Dustin Wilke $ *

Senior

Waldorf (Iowa)

Ret

JaRiguez Collier

Senior

Jamestown (N.D.)

 

$ - 2015 Dacotah Bank/NSAA Football All-Conference First Team selection
% - 2015 Dacotah Bank/NSAA Football Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Offensive Player
+ - 2015 Dacotah Bank/NSAA Football Second Team All-Conference selection
& - 2014 NSAA Football First Team All-Conference selection
* - 2014 NSAA Football Second Team All-Conference selection

Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director