Quarterback Chris Simdorn, who led North Dakota State to two national championships, and high-scoring receiver Ernest Priester of Edinboro were named to The Associated Press Little All-America team today.
Simdorn, awarded the Harlon Hill Trophy as the top player in Division II, became only the third quarterback in NCAA history to rush for more than 3,000 yards in his career.North Dakota State is represented by Simdorn and defensive lineman Phil Hansen, Mount Union by placekicker Ken Edelman and linebacker Dave Lasecki, and North Alabama by offensive lineman Mike Nord and linebacker James Davis.
Joining Nord on the offensive line are Randy Bostic of Southern Utah, Keithen DeGrate of Texas A&I, Eric Williams of Central State and Todd Jones of Henderson State.
The running backs are Fred McAfee of Mississippi College and David Jones of Chadron State. Jones was Division II's top rusher with 1,570 yards, and McAfee was among the division leaders in rushing, scoring and kickoff returns.
Andrew Hill of Indiana, Pa., is the other wide receiver and Frank Wainright of Northern Colorado is the tight end. Hill averaged nearly 20 yards per catch on 49 receptions and scored 18 touchdowns.
The defensive line features Hansen, Terry Bagsby of East Texas State, Pat Moore of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Neil Ringers of Ohio Wesleyan. Brian Johnson of Mesa State is the other linebacker, and the defensive backs are David Cook of Saginaw Valley, Anthony Pertile of Eastern New Mexico, Richard Matthews of Coe and Rick Bealer of Lycoming, the only repeater from last year's team.
The punter is Mark Bounds of West Texas State, who led Division II with a 46.3 average.
Edelman set Division III records with 20 field goals this season and 52 in his career.