Northwest Missouri defensive end Matt Longacre was chosen defensive player of the year for the second straight season and Pittsburg State quarterback Anthony Abenoja was chosen offensive player of the year as the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association announced its all-conference football team Tuesday.
Longacre’s Bearcats and Abenoja’s Gorillas, who tied for the MIAA title with 10-1 records, each placed eight players on the all-MIAA first team. Pittsburg State’s Tim Beck was chosen coach of the year, Pitt State kicker Connor Frazell was special teams player of the year and Central Oklahoma QB Chas Stallard was freshman of the year.
MIAA first team offense
QB – Anthony Abenoja, Pittsburg State
RB – LaVance Taylor, Central Missouri
RB – Raphael Spencer, Missouri Western
WR – Marquise Cushon, Pittsburg State
WR – Ed Williams, Fort Hays State
WR – Gavin Lutman, Pittsburg State
TE/FB – Marcus Wright, Northwest Missouri
OL – Brian Berzanski, Central Missouri
OL – Travis Anderson, Missouri Western
OL – Cole Manhart, Nebraska-Kearney*
OL – C.J. Keeney, Northwest Missouri*
OL – Shane Smith, Northwest Missouri
OL – Tyler Smith, Pittsburg State*
K – Connor Frazell, Pittsburg State
KR/PR –Vershon Moore, Washburn
MIAA first team defense
DL – Ramond Hunter, Central Missouri
DL – Matt Longacre, Northwest Missouri*
DL – Brandon Yost, Northwest Missouri
DL – Heath Wilson, Pittsburg State
LB – Eric Reimer, Northwest Missouri
LB – Connor Harris, Lindenwood
LB – D.J. Gnader, Northwest Missouri
DB – Micheal Jordan, Fort Hays State
DB – Michael Jordan, Missouri Western
DB – Jared Fox, Northwest Missouri
DB – De’Vante Bausby, Pittsburg State
DB – Keeston Terry, Pittsburg State
P – Scott Groner, Missouri Western
MIAA second team offense
QB – Brady Bolles, Northwest Missouri
RB – Vershon Moore, Washburn
RB – Jake Gandara, Central Oklahoma
WR – Austin Willis, Emporia State
WR – Kavaski Ervin, Emporia State
TE/FB – Cullen Rosine, Central Missouri
OL – Matt Erbert, Fort Hays State
OL – Pete Trausch, Nebraska-Kearney
OL – Cole Chevalier, Northwest Missouri
OL – Ollie Venegas, Pittsburg State
OL – Michael Miller, Washburn
K – John Schmiemeier, Missouri Western
KR/PR – TyQuan Hayes, Missouri Southern
MIAA second team defense
DL – Kenny Allen, Central Oklahoma
DL – Te’I Joita, Fort Hays State
DL – Arbanas Elliot, Missouri Western
DL – Deaven Jensen, Pittsburg State
DL – Kevin Arnold, Northwest Missouri
LB – Ricky Spratley, Central Missouri
LB – Stephen Juergens, Missouri Western
LB – Spencer Brown, Pittsburg State
DB – Connor Smith, Central Missouri
DB – Matt Pruitt, Central Oklahoma
DB – Nathan Lindsey, Fort Hays State
DB – Travis Manning, Northwest Missouri
DB – Calvin Kenney, Washburn
P – Kyle Goodburn, Northwest Missouri
MIAA third team offense
QB – Hayden Hawk, Central Missouri
RB – Romero Cotton, Nebraska-Kearney
RB – Giresse Forchu, Missouri Southern
WR – Marquez Clark, Central Oklahoma
WR – Jaron Alexander, Lindenwood
TE/FB – Kyle Swartz, Pittsburg State
OL – Tycie Linneman, Central Missouri
OL – Brandon Waggoner, Central Oklahoma
OL – Aaron Blount, Emporia State
OL – Jarrett Stastny, Emporia State
OL – Austin Wolfe, Missouri Southern
K – Will Mondragon, Central Missouri
KR/PR – LaVance Taylor, Central Missouri
MIAA third team defense
DL – Jason Venckus, Central Missouri
DL – Matt Bowman, Nebraska-Kearney
DL – Collin Bevins, Northwest Missouri
DL – Taye Irvin, Pittsburg State
LB – Tyke Kozeal, Nebraska-Kearney
LB – Chass Claspie, Central Oklahoma
LB – Justin McPhail, Fort Hays State
DB – Deveon Dinwiddie, Emporia State
DB – Johnquavious McBride, Missouri Southern
DB – Meshack Kennedy, Missouri Western
DB – Chandler Barr, Northeastern State
DB – Bryce Enyard, Northwest Missouri
DB – Aries Herrion, Pittsburg State
P – Aaron Hummert, Washburn
QB – Chas Stallard, Central Oklahoma; Mitch Buhler, Washburn.
RB – Edward Smith, Fort Hays State; Lavorrie Johnson, Lindenwood; Shannon Saunders, Missouri Southern.
WR – Kyle Echols, Central Missouri; Christian Hood, Central Oklahoma; Greg Coble, Lindenwood; Allen Sampson, Nebraska-Kearney; Cougar Williams, Nebraska-Kearney; Garrett Powell, Northeastern State; Jason Jozaites, Northwest Missouri; Korey Jackson, Northwest Missouri; Bryce Young, Northwest Missouri; Austin Daniel, Pittsburg State; DaJuan Beard, Washburn.
TE/FB – Sean Gorman, Central Missouri; Reese Richards, Emporia State; Alek Ferbet, Missouri Western; Kyle Matheson, Northeastern State.
OL – Landon Chappell, Central Oklahoma; Danny Goodman, Emporia State; Jacob Heneisen, Lindenwood; Caleb Benner, Missouri Southern; Leonard Wester, Missouri Western; Christian Orduno, Missouri Western; Jonathan Brown, Northeastern State; Bo Farrow, Pittsburg State; Dylan Ready, Washburn.
DL – Russ Allen, Central Missouri; Deontay Wilson, Central Oklahoma; Tyler Newton, Central Oklahoma; Nick Schutte, Emporia State; Eddie Vinson, Emporia State; Jesse Trent, Fort Hays State; Tomasi Molesi, Fort Hays State; Chaz Fulton, Lindenwood; Skyler Suggs, Lindenwood; Jack Wardyn, Nebraska-Kearney; Kenley Choute, Northeastern State; Cass Weitl, Northwest Missouri; Zach Williams, Northwest Missouri; Avery Adair, Pittsburg State; Tyler Ewy, Washburn; Trey Parker, Washburn.
LB – Alex Perlin, Central Missouri; Lyndel Johnson, Emporia State; Alex Schmidtberger, Fort Hays State; Yomi Alli, Missouri Western; Deshawn Dinwiddie, Emporia State; Malcolm Howard, Central Oklahoma; Jason Tetuan, Emporia State; Brock Long, Fort Hays State; Dalvin Taylor, Missouri Southern; Cody Linday, Missouri Western; Kenneth Davis, Northeastern State; Brock Sherman, Northwest Missouri; Tyler Disney, Pittsburg State; Colby Hall, Pittsburg State.
DB – Zach Leinbaugh, Central Missouri; Diaron Rhodes, Central Missouri; Cody Jones, Central Oklahoma; Levonte Douglas, Central Oklahoma; Daniel Lindsey, Fort Hays State; Roderick Ryles, Lindenwood; Jeremy Morris, Lindenwood; Gaige Washington, Missouri Southern; Sam Brown, Missouri Western; Marc Harrison, Missouri Western; Steffon Herd, Northeastern State; George Brown, Nebraska-Kearney; Shai Harris, Nebraska-Kearney; Famous McKinnon, Nebraska-Kearney; Deron Washington, Pittsburg State; Dwayne Joseph, Washburn.
K – Seth Hiddink, Central Oklahoma; Brock Renken, Missouri Southern.
P – Kyle Jaski, Missouri Southern.
KR/PR – Lyndel Johnson, Emporia State; Lavorrie Johnson, Lindenwood.