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Four football players on region team

December 13, 2007

For the past two years, sports information directors from each region around the nation (north, south, east, west) along with http://www.D3football.com staff vote for who they feel should be on an region team.

While all the Division one teams out there have bowls and trophies that highlight their talent, but division three athletes do not receive nearly as much attention or acclamations. http://www.D3football.com gives 300 athletes the chance to be recognized and play in regional teams, and four of UW-River Falls’ athletes were given this honor.

Offensive tackle Jordan Miller, wide receiver Michael Zweifel, defensive end Gregg Neumann and Running back Nathan Anderson were named the West All-Region Team.

On the second offensive team, Miller has started all ten games at tackle for the past two seasons for the Falcons. Miller was also named to the All-WIAC team in November.

Zweifel was named to the second team after a tremendous freshman season. This season Zweifel had 97 receptions for 1,056 yards and nine touchdowns, leading the WIAC. Zweifel caught 18 receptions Nov. 3 to claim the record for the most receptions in a single game. Zweifel was named offensive player of the week three times as well as an All-WIAC team member.

Next on the second team defense is Neumann. He led the WIAC in sacks with 12 and his total of 23 is fourth in UWRF history. He also holds the record for most sacks in one game with four.  Neumann was defensive player of the week twice and also named to the All-WIAC team in 2006 and 2007.

Finally named to the third offensive team is Anderson. He has set the career rushing record for UWRF with 4,220 yards. He set a single season record for carries with 321 and added to his career for 960 set yet another career record. Anderson received the honor of being the WIAC offensive player of the week in September, and the offensive player of the week for the Falcons five times. In 2005 he was named to the All-WIAC team and the second All-WIAC team this year. In 2005 he was the team MVP and Offensive Player of the Year.

All four players have received the honor because of their fantastic efforts this season. Even thought not everyone can be a division one athlete and play in a bowl game, but at least the athletes across the country are able to be honored just as much as the other athletes.