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Football Honors Student-Athletes at Season Banquet

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Posted Feb 16, 2014

DUBUQUE, Iowa - The University of Dubuque football team held their end of the season banquet on Sunday, Feb. 16 and awarded several special awards. The 2013-14 senior class helped set 33 school records, finished their four years at UD with an Iowa Conference winning percentage of .589, and finished with 58 Academic All-Iowa Conference selections. 

The Spartans are honored to have 14 Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-Region First Team honorees, eight Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, three consecutive NFF Campbell Trophy Semifinalists, two AFCA First Team All-Americans, two AP Little All-Americans, two consecutive IIAC Duane Schroeder Scholar Athlete of the Year recipients, and two Gagliardi Award finalists and one Gagliardi Award winner since 2010.

Announced were the four captains for the 2014 season: Zach Marotta, Dominique Ravenell, Tyler Rutenbeck, and Trevor Stauner.

The Spartan coaching staff honored the football student-athletes with the following awards which were voted on by teammates:

Team MVP - Tyler Rutenbeck

Offensive MVP - Kyle Acker

Defensive MVP - Blaine Snitker

Offensive Newcomer of the Year - Bryan Bradshaw

Defensive Newcomer of the Year - Darren Myles Jr.

Special Teams Player of the Year - Tyson Carter

Highest Team Grade Point Average - Doug Lillibridge (4.0 GPA)

Coaches Award - Austin Hughes

 

Additional awards from the 2013-14 season include:

Duana Schroeder IIAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Wyatt Hanus

Associated Press Little All-American (D2-D3-NAIA)
Tyler Rutenbeck - First Team - WR

AFCA Division III All-American
Tyler Rutenbeck - WR

Beyond Sports Network Division III All-American
Tyler Rutenbeck - First Team - WR

D3football.com All-American
Tyler Rutenbeck - Third Team - WR

USA College Football Division-III All-American
Tyler Rutenbeck - First Team - WR
Kyle Acker - Second Team - RB
Dominique Ravenell - Third Team - OL
Vincent Whipple - Third Team - DB

AFCA Division-III Assistant Coach of the Year
Mike Schmidt, Defensive Coordinator

All-Iowa Conference
Kyle Acker - First Team - RB
Bryan Bradshaw - First Team - QB
Dominique Ravenell - First Team - OL
Tyler Rutenbeck - First Team - WR
Blaine Snitker - First Team - LB
Ryan Arnold - Second Team - DL
Reggie Cole - Second Team - DB
Vincent Whipple - Second Team - DB
Lee Jones - Honorable Mention - TE

D3football.com All-West Region
Tyler Rutenbeck - First Team - WR

Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
Tyson Carter, Nominee

National Football Foundation, Campbell Trophy
Tyson Carter, Semifinalist

Iowa Conference Athlete of the Week
Bryan Bradshaw (10/21/13)

Iowa Conference Performer of the Week
Tyler Rutenbeck, Offensive (9/9/13)
Blaine Snitker, Defensive (10/7/13)
Curtis Prull, Special Teams (10/7/13)
Bryan Bradshaw, Offensive (10/21/13)

Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America
Tyson Carter - 1st Team, Offensive Line
Doug Lillibridge - 2nd Team, Punter

Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District
Tyson Carter - 1st Team, Offensive Line
Doug Lillibridge - 1st Team, Punter
Zach Marotta - 1st Team, Defensive Line
Blaine Snitker - 1st Team, Linebacker

Academic All-Iowa Conference
Tanner Bronkema
Tyson Carter
Reggie Cole, Jr.
Tyler Dobratz
Andrew Drummond
Noah Evans
Brock Haas
Austin Hughes
Logan Kunzie
Matthew Levin
Doug Lillibridge
Zach Marotta
Brendan Mispagel
Dylan Ramsey
Jake Ricketts
Tyler Santeler
Blaine Snitker
Sam White

D3football.com Team of the Week
Bryan Bradshaw - QB (Week 9, Nov. 5)

Beyond Sports Network Athletes of the Week
UD Defense - Defense of the Week (Week 8)
Bryan Bradshaw - Offensive Players of the Week (Week 8)
Tyler Rutenbeck - Offensive Players of the Week (Week 8)

USA College Football Division III Player of the Week
Tyler Rutenbeck - Honorable Mention - Offense (9/7/13)
Blaine Snitker - Honorable Mention - Defense (9/21/13)
Blaine Snitker - Honorable Mention - Defense (10/5/13)
Curtis Prull - Honorable Mention - Special Teams (10/5/13)
Preston Butler - Honorable Mention - Special Teams (10/12/13)
Bryan Bradshaw - Honorable Mention - Offense (10/12/13)
Blaine Snitker - Honorable Mention - Defense (10/12/13
Bryan Bradshaw - Honorable Mention - Offense (10/19/13)

AFCA Division III Coaches Poll
Received Votes (13) - October 21 

D3football.com Top 25
Received Votes (14) - October 20 (Poll 7)