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Twenty-One Coyotes, Seven Swedes Make All-KCAC Football Teams

KCAC ReleaseApril 16, 2021

WICHITA, Kan. – The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2020 Football All-Conference selections and individual award winners as voted on by the head coaches.

Bethel College and Avila University were co-regular season champions of the conference, with both teams earning a 6-1 record in conference play. Terry Harrison of Bethel was recognized as the Coach of the Year by his peers, while Paul Kempf, the Threshers’ defensive coordinator, was named Assistant Coach of the Year.

Zach Esau of Bethel was named the 2020 KCAC Football Player of the Year. In ten games, Esau racked up 911 passing yards and 521 rushing yards, for a total of 1432 total yards. From the quarterback position, Esau orchestrated the No. 1 rushing offense in the NAIA (362.7 rushing yards/game), contributing over 50 rushing yards per game on the ground himself.

Malik Nesbitt of Avila was selected as the Offensive Player of the Year. Nesbitt rushed for 1156 yards (128.4 yards/game) and scored 17 rushing touchdowns. Nesbitt also contributed in the receiving game, catching 21 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns.

Josh Seabolt of Bethel earned the 2020 KCAC Defensive Player of the Year honor. Seabolt racked up 100 total tackles on the year (30 solo, 70 assisted), including 20.5 tackles for loss and nine sacks. Seabolt led the conference in both tackles for loss and sacks.

Melvin Reid of McPherson College was named the Special Teams Player of the Year. Reid returned seven punts for 162 total yards (an average of 23.1 per return) and scored two touchdowns on punt returns. In the kick return game, Reid took nine kicks back for 326 total yards (a 36.2 yard average) and scored one touchdown on a kick return.

Devin Senerius of Avila was named the Dr. Ted Kessinger Champion of Character award winner.

Statistical information on the 2020 football season can be found here.

The full list of All-Conference first team, second team, and honorable mention winners, as voted on by the KCAC head football coaches, are listed below.

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

NAMEPOSITIONCLASSINSTITUTION
Zach EsauQBSr.Bethel College
Malik NesbittRBJr.Avila University
Keyshawn WyattRBSr.Southwestern College
Quincy SandovalRBSo.Kansas Wesleyan University
Chantz ScurryFBJr.Bethel College
Stevie WilliamsWRSr.Kansas Wesleyan University
Devin SeneriusWRSr.Avila University
Keyshawn JonesWRJr.Southwestern College
Layke HoffmanTEJr.Southwestern College
Dustin RiveraOLSr.Southwestern College
Keegan MartinOLSo.Bethel College
CJ CunninghamOLJr.Avila University
Ryan JunkermeierOLSo.Bethel College
Brett StindtOLSr.Kansas Wesleyan University

 

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

NAMEPOSITIONCLASSINSTITUTION
Jacob GarciaDLSr.Ottawa University
Cortney CravinDLSr.Southwestern College
Mark LanierDLSr.Bethel College
Malakye AdamsDLJr.Kansas Wesleyan University
Josh SeaboltLBJr.Bethel College
Grant TorgersonLBSr.Southwestern College
Colby JohnsonLBSr.Ottawa University
Nik FurlowLBJr.Avila University
Trey PalmerDBSo.Bethel College
Marcus RichardDBSr.Southwestern College
Deven LopezDBFr.Sterling College
Dominic BrownDBSo.Bethel College

 

FIRST TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS

NAMEPOSITIONCLASSINSTITUTION
Brayden FrancisUtilityJr.Bethel College
Brad CaglePSr.Southwestern College
Kaivon MortazaviKFr.Avila University
Melvin ReidKRJr.McPherson College
Melvin ReidPRJr.McPherson College

 

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

NAMEPOSITIONCLASSINSTITUTION
Isaiah RandalleQBJr.Kansas Wesleyan University
Brad CagleQBSr.Southwestern College
John JacobsQBJr.Avila University
Camryn HarrisonRBSr.Bethel College
Derrick CurtisRBSo.Ottawa University
Mason MurrayRBSo.Bethel College
Roy SandersFBSr.Kansas Wesleyan University
Andre JonesWRJr.Southwestern College
Tanner GalliartWRSr.Bethel College
Drevon MaconWRJr.Kansas Wesleyan University
Andrew WilliamsTEJr.Avila University
Earon GarciaOLSo.Southwestern College
Arnold MendozaOLSr.Ottawa University
Nolan HarrisOLJr.Kansas Wesleyan University
Layne BeckerOLSr.Sterling College
Peter KingOLJr.Bethel College

 

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

NAMEPOSITIONCLASSINSTITUTION
Avery HawkinsDLJr.Bethel College
Robert GarciaDLSr.Friends University
Markeese JonesDLJr.Southwestern College
Exavior Lowe-BohannonDLSr.Avila University
Zyair VelazquezLBSr.Kansas Wesleyan University
Caleb HelsleyLBSo.Southwestern College
David AkaoLBJr.Friends University
Clayton DownumLBSr.Southwestern College
Brooks GardnerLBSo.Tabor College
Dominique CopelandLBSr.Bethel College
Titonio SmithDBFr.Avila University
Esaias FreemonDBFr.Kansas Wesleyan University
Devin JohnstonDBJr.Ottawa University
Scott HelsperDBSr.Kansas Wesleyan University
Travon CrockettDBSr.Southwestern College

 

SECOND TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS

NAMEPOSITIONCLASSINSTITUTION
Keyshawn JonesUtilityJr.Southwestern College
Brayden FrancisPJr.Bethel College
Bobby SchmidtKJr.Friends University
Trey PalmerKRSo.Bethel College
Keyshawn JonesPRJr.Southwestern College

 

HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE

NAMEPOSITIONCLASSINSTITUTION
Dan DawdyQBSr.Friends University
Juan SalazarRBSr.Friends University
JJ AllenRBFr.Bethany College
Jaqulis ColemanRBJr.Southwestern College
David MacMahonFBJr.McPherson College
Joaquin DiazFBSr.Bethany College
Eren JenkinsWRSr.Kansas Wesleyan University
Tyson NonetteWRFr.Tabor College
Dylan FoosWRSr.Ottawa University
Colton DavisWRSo.Ottawa University
Brayden FrancisWRJr.Bethel College
Melvin ReidWRJr.McPherson College
Christian HopkinsWRSr.Avila University
Cade NagyWRSo.Friends University
Chance WhiteheadWRJr.Sterling College
Jermaine ZieglerWRJr.Ottawa University
Jake McClureTEJr.Kansas Wesleyan University
Jaron UsherTEJr.Tabor College
Greg McMahonTESr.Ottawa University
Janson RobesonTESr.Sterling College
Jarren HightowerOLJr.Kansas Wesleyan University
John SmithOLSr.Southwestern College
Grayson SniderOLJr.Southwestern College
Lucas SantanaOLJr.Tabor College
Tony Aiono Jr.OLJr.Ottawa University
Dalton WomackOLJr.McPherson College
Issac JohnstonOLFr.Avila University
Brock JohnstonOLSr.Friends University
Jacob KerbyOLSr.Friends University
Josh CastilloOLFr.Bethany College
Dawson LivingstonOLSr.Bethany College
Cor’Darius WrightOLFr.Avila University
Marvin PhillipsOLJr.Bethel College
Chase StrotherOLJr.Kansas Wesleyan University

 

HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE

NAMEPOSITIONCLASSINSTITUTION
Darren HicksDLJr.Southwestern College
Shane RodriguezDLSo.Southwestern College
Rafael SanginesDLSr.University of Saint Mary
Parker FolksDLJr.Tabor College
Aaron SchoemannDLJr.Ottawa University
David CrowhurstDLSr.Avila University
Kevin McKenzieDLSr.Friends University
Adam BrownDLJr.Friends University
David SerranoDLJr.Bethany College
Isaiah VealDLSr.Ottawa University
Lloydarius GarnerDLFr.Avila University
Jhalen HaynesLBJr.Kansas Wesleyan University
Drew SmithLBJr.Southwestern College
Israel HarperLBSr.Southwestern College
Hennessey ThomasLBJr.University of Saint Mary
Riggs RobbenLBFr.Tabor College
Kolin GoeringLBJr.McPherson College
Jose BautistaLBFr.Avila University
Jason WeahLBJr.Friends University
Larry HallLBJr.Bethany College
Ryan ClarkLBSo.Bethel College
Jagger BlubaughLBSo.Friends University
Austyn FletcherLBFr.Bethany College
Hunter PattersonLBSo.University of Saint Mary
Justin SullivanLBSr.Kansas Wesleyan University
Drew LabertewLBSo.McPherson College
Angelo TrujilloDBJr.University of Saint Mary
Wyatt LeppkeDBSo.Tabor College
Gunnar ReissDBJr.Tabor College
Jaylin KingDBSr.Ottawa University
Grant GolemonDBFr.Ottawa University
Ke’Tron JonesDBFr.Avila University
Christian RyanDBSr.Friends University
Drake DamonDBSr.Friends University
Nick HolmesDBSr.University of Saint Mary
Jordan SuckowDBJr.Tabor College
James LangDBSo.Tabor College
Bailey SitesDBJr.McPherson College

 

HONORABLE MENTION SPECIAL TEAMS

NAMEPOSITIONCLASSINSTITUTION
Tony BrownUtilityJr.Kansas Wesleyan University
Colton DavisUtilitySo.Ottawa University
Chance WhiteheadUtilityJr.Sterling College
Josh CarterUtilitySo.Southwestern College
Aaron MainKJr.Kansas Wesleyan University
Joe CannonKSo.Tabor College
Logan DemondKSo.Bethel College
Joey ChiavettaPSo.Tabor College
Bobby SchmidtPJr.Friends University
Drevon MaconKRJr.Kansas Wesleyan University
Drevon MaconPRJr.Kansas Wesleyan University

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