KWU Football Lands a Dozen on KCAC Teams
KSAL Sports - November 25, 2013 6:39 am
Kansas Wesleyan saw 12 football players earn spots on the 2013 Football All-KCAC teams as selected by the conference coaches.
Wesleyan had four first-team selections, three second-team selections and five honorable mention selections this season.
Dallas, a senior quarterback from Salina, led the KCAC in total offense and passing in 2013, averaging 259.9 yards per game of total offense and 245 yards per game passing on the season. He was 195-of-407 on the season for 2695 yards through the air with 21 touchdowns which also led the KCAC, against 14 interceptions. Dallas, who was a three-year starter for the Coyotes also set new KWU career marks for career passing yards with 6848, pass completions with 519 and career total offense with 7286 yards. Dallas was a 2-time Honorable Mention All-KCAC selection prior to this season.
McClain, a senior receiver from Santa Paula, Calif., became only the second Wesleyan receiver all-time to have over 1000 yards receiving in a season this year with 1099. He joins Ricky Roberts in 2010 as the only other Coyote to achieve that feat. McClain finished the season with 62 catches, which was third best in the KCAC, but led the KCAC in receiving yards and receiving yards per game, averaging 99.9 yards per game. He finished his KWU career as the all-time leader in every career receiving category on the books with 172 receptions, 2840 yards receiving and 31 receiving touchdowns.
Grove, a senior offensive lineman from Richardson, Texas, was part of a group that helped the Coyotes lead the KCAC in total offense, averaging 432.2 yards per game, and held opponents to just nine sacks on the season. The Coyotes had the second highest passing offense in the KCAC this season and the seventh highest rushing offense. Wesleyan’s sacks against total was ranked No. 2 in the NAIA.
Harwell, a senior linebacker from Vega, Texas, finished his career as the leading tackler in Wesleyan history with 367 tackles, which includes 33.5 for losses of nearly 92 yards and four sacks. He led the KCAC in tackles with 135 in 2013, averaging 12.3 per game which ranks No. 3 in the NAIA. Harwell has also been nominated for the Cliff Harris Award and has been selected as a Capital One Academic All-District selection for a second straight season.
Sachs, a junior running back from Georgetown, Texas, was second in the KCAC in rushing in 2013, running for 1588 yards on 315 carries with 11 touchdowns to average 144.4 yards per game. His 1588 yards is the fourth best total on record in school history. He ranked fourth in the NAIA in total rushing yards and No. 4 in the country in All Purpose yards with 1917. His per game rushing average is fifth best in the NAIA.
Atkinson, a senior defensive lineman from Spring, Texas, had 64 tackles on the season, the fifth best total on the team in 2013. He also had a team best 15.5 tackles for loss and six sacks. Atkinson was selected as a Capital One Academic All-District selection this year as well.
Reed, a senior defensive back from Plano, Texas, had 49 tackles for the Coyotes this season. He also had three interceptions and a team best nine pass break-ups. His 12 total pass defenses ranked him fifth in the KCAC in that category, and his interception total was fifth best in the conference.
Porras, a senior defensive back from Stockton, Calif., has 67 tackles for the Coyotes this season to go along with three interceptions and four pass breakups. He was one of three Coyotes with three interceptions on the season, a total which was fifth best in the KCAC.
Moss, a junior defensive lineman from Lakeside, Calif., had 49 tackles for the Coyotes, including 10 tackles for loss and two sacks. He also forced two fumbles on the season and recovered one.
Donohue, a sophomore fullback from San Antonio, Texas, had 17 carries for 69 yards on the season with one touchdown. His main role was to block for Wesleyan tailback Taylor Sachs. He also had two receptions for five yards.
Beissner, a sophomore offensive lineman from Waller, Texas, moved into a starting role for his sophomore campaign with the Coyotes. He was part of a group that helped the Coyotes lead the KCAC in total offense, averaging 432.2 yards per game, and held opponents to just nine sacks on the season.
Vela, a junior receiver from Peyton, Colo., had a breakout season for the Coyotes in 2013. He had 37 receptions for 648 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 58.9 yards receiving per game.
Wesleyan finished the 2013 season with a 4-7 record overall and a 3-6 mark in the KCAC, tying with Saint Mary for seventh in the KCAC standings. After opening the season 1-5, the Coyotes won three of their last five games to close out the season.