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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

NAME POSITION CLASS INSTITUTION
Zach Esau QB Sr. Bethel College
Malik Nesbitt RB Jr. Avila University
Keyshawn Wyatt RB Sr. Southwestern College
Quincy Sandoval RB So. Kansas Wesleyan University
Chantz Scurry FB Jr. Bethel College
Stevie Williams WR Sr. Kansas Wesleyan University
Devin Senerius WR Sr. Avila University
Keyshawn Jones WR Jr. Southwestern College
Layke Hoffman TE Jr. Southwestern College
Dustin Rivera OL Sr. Southwestern College
Keegan Martin OL So. Bethel College
CJ Cunningham OL Jr. Avila University
Ryan Junkermeier OL So. Bethel College
Brett Stindt OL Sr. Kansas Wesleyan University

 

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

NAME POSITION CLASS INSTITUTION
Jacob Garcia DL Sr. Ottawa University
Cortney Cravin DL Sr. Southwestern College
Mark Lanier DL Sr. Bethel College
Malakye Adams DL Jr. Kansas Wesleyan University
Josh Seabolt LB Jr. Bethel College
Grant Torgerson LB Sr. Southwestern College
Colby Johnson LB Sr. Ottawa University
Nik Furlow LB Jr. Avila University
Trey Palmer DB So. Bethel College
Marcus Richard DB Sr. Southwestern College
Deven Lopez DB Fr. Sterling College
Dominic Brown DB So. Bethel College

 

FIRST TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS

NAME POSITION CLASS INSTITUTION
Brayden Francis Utility Jr. Bethel College
Brad Cagle P Sr. Southwestern College
Kaivon Mortazavi K Fr. Avila University
Melvin Reid KR Jr. McPherson College
Melvin Reid PR Jr. McPherson College

 

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

NAME POSITION CLASS INSTITUTION
Isaiah Randalle QB Jr. Kansas Wesleyan University
Brad Cagle QB Sr. Southwestern College
John Jacobs QB Jr. Avila University
Camryn Harrison RB Sr. Bethel College
Derrick Curtis RB So. Ottawa University
Mason Murray RB So. Bethel College
Roy Sanders FB Sr. Kansas Wesleyan University
Andre Jones WR Jr. Southwestern College
Tanner Galliart WR Sr. Bethel College
Drevon Macon WR Jr. Kansas Wesleyan University
Andrew Williams TE Jr. Avila University
Earon Garcia OL So. Southwestern College
Arnold Mendoza OL Sr. Ottawa University
Nolan Harris OL Jr. Kansas Wesleyan University
Layne Becker OL Sr. Sterling College
Peter King OL Jr. Bethel College

 

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

NAME POSITION CLASS INSTITUTION
Avery Hawkins DL Jr. Bethel College
Robert Garcia DL Sr. Friends University
Markeese Jones DL Jr. Southwestern College
Exavior Lowe-Bohannon DL Sr. Avila University
Zyair Velazquez LB Sr. Kansas Wesleyan University
Caleb Helsley LB So. Southwestern College
David Akao LB Jr. Friends University
Clayton Downum LB Sr. Southwestern College
Brooks Gardner LB So. Tabor College
Dominique Copeland LB Sr. Bethel College
Titonio Smith DB Fr. Avila University
Esaias Freemon DB Fr. Kansas Wesleyan University
Devin Johnston DB Jr. Ottawa University
Scott Helsper DB Sr. Kansas Wesleyan University
Travon Crockett DB Sr. Southwestern College

 

SECOND TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS

NAME POSITION CLASS INSTITUTION
Keyshawn Jones Utility Jr. Southwestern College
Brayden Francis P Jr. Bethel College
Bobby Schmidt K Jr. Friends University
Trey Palmer KR So. Bethel College
Keyshawn Jones PR Jr. Southwestern College

 

HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE

NAME POSITION CLASS INSTITUTION
Dan Dawdy QB Sr. Friends University
Juan Salazar RB Sr. Friends University
JJ Allen RB Fr. Bethany College
Jaqulis Coleman RB Jr. Southwestern College
David MacMahon FB Jr. McPherson College
Joaquin Diaz FB Sr. Bethany College
Eren Jenkins WR Sr. Kansas Wesleyan University
Tyson Nonette WR Fr. Tabor College
Dylan Foos WR Sr. Ottawa University
Colton Davis WR So. Ottawa University
Brayden Francis WR Jr. Bethel College
Melvin Reid WR Jr. McPherson College
Christian Hopkins WR Sr. Avila University
Cade Nagy WR So. Friends University
Chance Whitehead WR Jr. Sterling College
Jermaine Ziegler WR Jr. Ottawa University
Jake McClure TE Jr. Kansas Wesleyan University
Jaron Usher TE Jr. Tabor College
Greg McMahon TE Sr. Ottawa University
Janson Robeson TE Sr. Sterling College
Jarren Hightower OL Jr. Kansas Wesleyan University
John Smith OL Sr. Southwestern College
Grayson Snider OL Jr. Southwestern College
Lucas Santana OL Jr. Tabor College
Tony Aiono Jr. OL Jr. Ottawa University
Dalton Womack OL Jr. McPherson College
Issac Johnston OL Fr. Avila University
Brock Johnston OL Sr. Friends University
Jacob Kerby OL Sr. Friends University
Josh Castillo OL Fr. Bethany College
Dawson Livingston OL Sr. Bethany College
Cor’Darius Wright OL Fr. Avila University
Marvin Phillips OL Jr. Bethel College
Chase Strother OL Jr. Kansas Wesleyan University

 

HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE

NAME POSITION CLASS INSTITUTION
Darren Hicks DL Jr. Southwestern College
Shane Rodriguez DL So. Southwestern College
Rafael Sangines DL Sr. University of Saint Mary
Parker Folks DL Jr. Tabor College
Aaron Schoemann DL Jr. Ottawa University
David Crowhurst DL Sr. Avila University
Kevin McKenzie DL Sr. Friends University
Adam Brown DL Jr. Friends University
David Serrano DL Jr. Bethany College
Isaiah Veal DL Sr. Ottawa University
Lloydarius Garner DL Fr. Avila University
Jhalen Haynes LB Jr. Kansas Wesleyan University
Drew Smith LB Jr. Southwestern College
Israel Harper LB Sr. Southwestern College
Hennessey Thomas LB Jr. University of Saint Mary
Riggs Robben LB Fr. Tabor College
Kolin Goering LB Jr. McPherson College
Jose Bautista LB Fr. Avila University
Jason Weah LB Jr. Friends University
Larry Hall LB Jr. Bethany College
Ryan Clark LB So. Bethel College
Jagger Blubaugh LB So. Friends University
Austyn Fletcher LB Fr. Bethany College
Hunter Patterson LB So. University of Saint Mary
Justin Sullivan LB Sr. Kansas Wesleyan University
Drew Labertew LB So. McPherson College
Angelo Trujillo DB Jr. University of Saint Mary
Wyatt Leppke DB So. Tabor College
Gunnar Reiss DB Jr. Tabor College
Jaylin King DB Sr. Ottawa University
Grant Golemon DB Fr. Ottawa University
Ke’Tron Jones DB Fr. Avila University
Christian Ryan DB Sr. Friends University
Drake Damon DB Sr. Friends University
Nick Holmes DB Sr. University of Saint Mary
Jordan Suckow DB Jr. Tabor College
James Lang DB So. Tabor College
Bailey Sites DB Jr. McPherson College

 

HONORABLE MENTION SPECIAL TEAMS

NAME POSITION CLASS INSTITUTION
Tony Brown Utility Jr. Kansas Wesleyan University
Colton Davis Utility So. Ottawa University
Chance Whitehead Utility Jr. Sterling College
Josh Carter Utility So. Southwestern College
Aaron Main K Jr. Kansas Wesleyan University
Joe Cannon K So. Tabor College
Logan Demond K So. Bethel College
Joey Chiavetta P So. Tabor College
Bobby Schmidt P Jr. Friends University
Drevon Macon KR Jr. Kansas Wesleyan University
Drevon Macon PR Jr. Kansas Wesleyan University

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