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Hanus Named Iowa Conference Offensive MVP

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Posted Nov 12, 2012

Wyatt Hanus: IIAC Offensive MVP

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced today its major football awards and All-Conference team for the 2012 season. University of Dubuque senior quarterback Wyatt Hanus (Traer, Iowa / North Tama) has been named the 2012 IIAC Football Offensive Most Valuable Player. The Spartans tied for second in the Iowa Conference and finished 5-5 overall in 2012.

2012 Offensive Most Valuable Player - Wyatt Hanus, QB, University of Dubuque
The Iowa Conference's leading passer in terms of average, Hanus completed 258 of 390 passes for 3,165 yards and a league-high 27 touchdowns while directing Dubuque's league-leading passing offense. He also ranked second in the IIAC to Simpson's Taylor Nelson in pass efficiency (153.6) and total offense (314.5 ypg). Hanus topped 300 yards passing in six games, topping out at 412 yards against Central on Sept. 29. He ranks 16th in NCAA Division III in total offense and 29th in pass efficiency.

Hanus, a two-time first team all-league signal-caller, ranks fifth among Division III quarterbacks in passing yards, ninth in passing yards per game and 10th in completions per game. He concludes his career at Dubuque as the school's career leader in passing yards (8,394), completions (670) and touchdowns (82) while ranking second in passing attempts (989). Hanus holds the top two single-season UD totals in passing yards, completions and touchdowns and holds two of the top four totals in attempts and total offense.

In addition to owning seven of the top 20 single-game passing yardage totals, he holds UD's single-game marks for touchdowns (7 vs. Buena Vista, 2011) and completions (37 vs. Central, 2012). The seven touchdown passes against Buena Vista are an Iowa Conference record, as were the 35 scoring strikes in league play in 2011. Hanus figured prominently in a third IIAC record as 21 of his 37 completions at Central in 2012 went to Austin Morgan, setting a new single-game league mark for receptions.

Hanus is the second University of Dubuque student-athlete in a row to be named the league's top offensive player after 2011 Gagliardi Trophy winner Michael Zweifel, and just the third Dubuque player to be named an Iowa Conference MVP, joining Zweifel and Rick Steil, who captured the award in 1979. He was also a two-time Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-Region honoree and an Academic All-America selection in 2011. He was a semi-finalist for National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award.

The IIAC also announced today the 2012 All-Conference Football Team. The 55-member Team includes 20 repeat All-Conference honorees, including seven; Weymiller, Coe running back Brendan Leiran, Coe offensive lineman Jacob Deaton, Wartburg offensive lineman Jon Orr, Wartburg running back Reese Thompson, Wartburg defensive back Garrett McGrane and Dubuque linebacker Trevor Runkle, who become three-time All-Conference performers. Each of the honors earned by Weymiller, Leiran and McGrane were first team honors. Also, Simpson junior Brad Vogel captured a pair of all-conference honors from the coaches. He was named to the first team as a return specialist and to the second team at receiver, his regular position. This is Vogel's first all-league honor as a receiver. He was an honorable mention in 2010 and a first-teamer in 2011 as a return specialist.

Conference champion Coe had a league-best 15 players selected All-Iowa Conference; eight on the first team, seven on the second team. Coe's selections were also evenly distributed on either side of the ball. There were seven on offense, seven on defense and a kicker. Simpson College followed with nine selections, just ahead of University of Dubuque and Wartburg College with eight apiece. Buena Vista University received six all-conference nods, followed by Central College with five and Loras College and Luther College with two each. Simpson and Wartburg each had five first-team selections while Dubuque had four.

 

2012 All-Iowa Conference Football Team
Offensive MVP - Wyatt Hanus, sr., QB, Dubuque
Defensive MVP - Frank Weymiller, sr., DE, Coe
Coach of the Year - Steve Staker, Coe
         
First Team - Offense School Year Pos. Hometown/High School
Jared McNutt Coe Sr. QB Warren, Ill. / Warren
Wyatt Hanus Dubuque Sr. QB Traer, Iowa / North Tama
Brenden Leiran Coe Sr. RB Waukon, Iowa / Waukon
Nate Carrier Loras Fr. RB Shullsburg, Wis. / Shullsburg
Jared Kuehner  Coe Sr. WR Center Point, Iowa / Center Point-Urbana
Miles Hookstead  Dubuque Sr. TE Whitewater, Wis. / Whitewater
Taylor Rogers  Simpson Sr. WR South Sioux City, Neb. / South Sioux City
Michael Wiegmann  Buena Vista Sr. OL Dumont, Iowa / Aplington-Parkersburg
Nathan Yelton  Coe Jr. OL Bloomington, Ill. / Central Catholic
Richard Skaife Dubuque Sr. OL DeForest, Wis. / DeForest
Danny Kelley Simpson Sr. OL Mount Pleasant, Iowa / Mount Pleasant
Jon Orr Wartburg Sr. OL Delhi, Iowa / Maquoketa Valley

First Team - Defense School Year Pos. Hometown/High School
Bryce Sampson Coe Sr. DB Roland, Iowa / Roland-Story
Demetreus Johnson Coe Sr. DB Cedar Rapids, Iowa / Kennedy
Malcolm Stewart Dubuque Sr. DB Dubuque, Iowa / Senior
Garrett McGrane Wartburg Sr. DB Fairbank, Iowa / Wapsie Valley
Danny Samson Central Jr. DL Baxter, Iowa / Baxter
Frank Weymiller Coe Sr. DL New Albin, Iowa / Waukon
Nate Neuhaus Coe Sr. DL Manchester, Iowa / West Delaware
Scott Vierow Simpson Sr. DL Fayette, Iowa / North Fayette
Nick Plueger Buena Vista Sr. LB LeMars, Iowa / LeMars
Mark Cronin  Simpson Sr. LB Holstein, Iowa / Galva-Holstein
Jason Shupp  Wartburg Sr. LB Cedar Rapids, Iowa / Kennedy
Ryan Billings Wartburg Jr. LB Sterling, Ill. / Sterling

First Team - Specialists School Year Pos. Hometown/High School
Kevin Sheldon Central So. PK West Des Moines, Iowa / Valley
Grant Zimmerman Wartburg Fr. P Mendota, Ill. / Mendota
Brad Vogel Simpson Jr. RET Donnellson, Iowa / Central Lee

Second Team - Offense School Year Pos. Hometown/High School
Taylor Nelson Simpson Jr. QB West Des Moines, Iowa / Valley
John Hill Buena Vista Sr. RB Webster City, Iowa / Webster City
Reese Thompson Wartburg Sr. RB Van Horne, Iowa / Benton Community
Logan Lehrkamp Buena Vista Sr. WR Carroll, Iowa / Carroll
Keaton Juergens Coe Jr. WR Elkader, Iowa / Central
Brad Vogel Simpson Jr. WR Donnellson, Iowa / Central Lee
Curt Hruska Wartburg Sr. WR New Hampton, Iowa / New Hampton
Travis Hook Central Jr. OL Grundy Center, Iowa / Grundy Center
Tim Ahline Coe Sr. OL Lemont, Ill. / Lemont
Jacob Deaton Coe Sr. OL Des Moines, Iowa / Dowling
Nick Holeton Loras Sr. OL Pecatonica, Ill. / Pecatonica
Patrick Thompson Simpson Jr. OL Perry, Iowa / Perry

Second Team - Defense School Year Pos. Hometown/High School
Eric Larson Central So. DB Waverly, Iowa / Waverly-Shell Rock
Antoine Allen-Jackson Coe Jr. DB Aurora, Ill. / Oswego East
Robby Jewell Luther Jr. DB Decorah, Iowa / Decorah
Tyler Craig Simpson Sr. DB Mount Vernon, Iowa / Mount Vernon
Michael Young Central Jr. LB Country Club Hills, Ill. / Hillcrest
Zach West Coe Sr. LB Tiffin, Iowa / Clear Creek-Amana
Trevor Runkle Dubuque Sr. LB Dodgeville, Wis. / Dodgeville
Trent Kerrigan Luther Sr. LB Houston, Minn. / Houston
TJ Bruch Buena Vista Jr. DL Arcadia, Iowa / Carroll Kuemper
Mitch Montgomery Coe Jr. DL Lisbon, Iowa / Lisbon
Marice Hill Dubuque Sr. DL Chicago, Ill. / Rich Central
Chad Crawford Wartburg Sr. DL Galena, Ill. / Galena

Second Team - Specialists School Year Pos. Hometown/High School
Wes Anderson Coe Jr. PK Newhall, Iowa / Benton Community
Heriberto Sandoval Dubuque Fr. PK St. Francis, Wis. / St. Francis
Doug Lillibridge Dubuque Sr. P Byron, Ill. / Byron
Dylan Barrett Buena Vista So. RET Harlan, Iowa / Harlan

Honorable Mention School Year Pos. Hometown/High School
Colton Smith Central Sr. OL Kearney, Mo. / Kearney
Josh Osborn Central So. RB Burlington, Iowa / Burlington
Ross Doehrmann Central Sr. RB Williamsburg, Iowa / Williamsburg
Chase Cooling Coe Jr. P Cedar Rapids, Iowa / Xavier
Dylan Ramsey Dubuque So. DB Urbana, Iowa / Center Point-Urbana
Sean Anderson Dubuque Jr. WR Yorkville, Ill. / Yorkville
Dave Pirkle Loras So. DB Frankfort, Ill. / Marist
Brandon Ronan Loras Sr. LB Waukon, Iowa / Waukon
Sam Ross Loras Sr. OL Epworth, Iowa / Western Dubuque
Aaron Strong Loras Sr. DL Elgin, Iowa / Valley Community
Obi Ukabiala Luther Sr. DL Urbandale, Iowa / Urbandale
James Knutson Luther Sr. LB La Crosse, Wis. / Aquinas
Elliott Scheck Luther Sr. OL Houston, Minn. / Houston
Adam Bohr Luther Sr. RB Decorah, Iowa / Decorah
Zach Jipp Luther Sr. TE Bettendorf, Iowa / Pleasant Valley
J.J. Sirios Luther So. RET Keenesburg, Colo. / Weld Central
Colin White Luther Jr. DL Glenwood, Iowa / Glenwood
Grant Focht Simpson Sr. DB Stanton, Iowa / Stanton
Nate Boer Simpson Sr. OL Sheldon, Iowa / Hull Western Christian
John Sims Simpson So. DL New Sharon, Iowa / North Mahaska
Ben Bentil Wartburg Jr. DL Milwaukee, Wis. / Wisconsin Lutheran