GPAC Honors Football Players
The Great Plains Athletic Conference has announced this year's 2006 all-conference team and eleven Tigers have been honored.
Justin Nelson was named Second Team All-Conference. Receiving honorable mention were Tony Favara, Lance Foster, Dustin Lind, Simon Mitchell, Ronnie Patron, Alex Renshaw, Will Sadowski, Matt Sexton, Seth Styskal, and Josh Warren.
Nelson, a senior from Schuyler, rushed for 786 yards this year and four touchdowns. He also had eight receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown. Nelson ends his career with 2,028 rushing yards.
Favara, a freshman from Houston, Tex., started every game on the offensive line for Doane.
Foster, a junior from Omaha, was in his first year of football with the Tigers. He ended the season with 26 solo tackles and 18 assists. He recorded one interception and one forced fumble.
Lind, a junior from Harrisburg, started seven games before an injury ended his season. He collected 25 solo tackles and 29 assisted tackles. He led the team with seven tackles for loss.
Mitchell, a senior from Aurora, Colo., played in the final six games after returning from an injury. He led the team in tackles with 28 solo and 31 assists. he had six tackles for loss and one pass break-up.
Patron, a senior from Las Vegas, Nev., started all 10 games for the Tiger offensive line. He recovered an offensive fumble and carried it 14 yards.
Renshaw, a senior from Diller, played in 10 games and was the Tigers' leading receiver. He finished with 24 reception for 408 yards and five touchdowns. He earned GPAC Offensive Player-of-the-Week after the Tigers' win over Concordia.
Sadowski, a senior from Wickenburg, Ariz., was second on the team in tackles with 13 solo and 55 assists. He had four pass break-ups and 0.5 tackles for loss.
Sexton, a junior from Cambridge, posted nine solo tackles and 12 assists. He had 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. He also added two pass break-ups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
Styskal, a sophomore from Utica, was credited with 18 solo tackles and 37 assists. He had six tackles for loss and three sacks, a team high.
Warren, a sophomore from Overton, collected 18 solo tackles and 28 assists. He had 4.5 tackles for loss and three pass break-ups. Warren also served as the Tigers' punter in six games, averaging 37.8 yards per punt and placing five inside the opponent's 20 yard line.