2018 MIAC Football Regional and National Awards


ATHLETIC HONORS

2018 John Gagliardi Trophy
Pos. Name Institution Class  Hometown | High School
QB Jackson Erdmann Saint John's Jr. Rosemount, Minn.
2018 D3football.com Offensive Player of the Year
Pos. Name Institution Class  Hometown | High School
QB Jackson Erdmann Saint John's Jr. Rosemount, Minn.
2018 Cliff Harris Award Finalists
Pos. Name Institution Class  Hometown | High School
DE Nathan Brinker Saint John's Sr. Avon, Minn. | Holdingford
DE Kyle Kilgore Bethel Sr. Cottage Grove, Minn. | East Ridge
2018 D3football.com All-America
Pos. Name Institution Class  Hometown | High School Team  Previous Selections
QB Jackson Erdmann Saint John's Jr. Rosemount, Minn. First Team --
G Dan Greenheck Saint John's Jr. St. Paul, Minn. | Cretin-Derham Hall First Team 2017 (3T)
S Max Jackson Saint John's Sr. St. Paul, Minn. | Cretin-Derham Hall First Team 2017 (HM)
RB Josh Parks St. Thomas Sr. Chisago Lakes, Minn. Second Team --
WR Will Gillach Saint John's Sr. Lindstrom, Minn. | Chisago Lakes Second Team --
C Matt Beck St. Thomas Sr. Plymouth, Minn. | Wayzata Second Team --
DE Nathan Brinker Saint John's Sr. Avon, Minn. | Holdingford Third Team --
DT David Danhauer St. Thomas Sr. Barrington, Ill. Third Team --
DE Kyle Kilgore Bethel Sr. Cottage Grove, Minn. | East Ridge Honorable Mention --
2018 AFCA All-America
Pos. Name Institution Class  Hometown | High School Team  Previous Selections
QB Jackson Erdmann Saint John's Jr. Rosemount, Minn. First Team --
DB Dawson Brown Bethel Sr. Becker, Minn. First Team --
WR Will Gillach Saint John's Sr. Lindstrom, Minn. | Chisago Lakes Second Team --
TE Tommy Auger Saint John's Sr. St. Cloud, Minn. | Cathedral Second Team --
OL Dan Greenheck Saint John's Jr. St. Paul, Minn. | Cretin-Derham Hall Second Team --
DE Kyle Kilgore Bethel Sr. Cottage Grove, Minn. | East Ridge Second Team --
2018 Associated Press All-America
Pos. Name Institution Class  Hometown | High School Team  Previous Selections
QB Jackson Erdmann Saint John's Jr. Rosemount, Minn. First Team --
WR Will Gillach Saint John's Sr. Lindstrom, Minn. | Chisago Lakes First Team --
G Dan Greenheck Saint John's Jr. St. Paul, Minn. | Cretin-Derham Hall First Team --
S Max Jackson Saint John's Sr. St. Paul, Minn. | Cretin-Derham Hall First Team --
DE Nathan Brinker Saint John's Sr. Avon, Minn. | Holdingford Second Team --
2018 D3football.com All-West Region
Pos. Name Institution Class  Hometown | High School Team  Previous Selections
QB *Jackson Erdmann Saint John's Jr. Rosemount, Minn. First Team --
RB Josh Parks St. Thomas Sr. Chisago Lakes, Minn. First Team --
WR Will Gillach Saint John's Sr. Lindstrom, Minn. | Chisago Lakes First Team --
TE Brayton Finch Gustavus Jr. Mount Morris, Ill. | Oregon First Team --
G Dan Greenheck Saint John's Jr. St. Paul, Minn. | Cretin-Derham Hall First Team 2017 (1T)
DE Nathan Brinker Saint John's Sr. Avon, Minn. | Holdingford First Team 2016 (1T) | 2017 (2T)
DT David Danhauer St. Thomas Sr. Barrington, Ill. First Team --
S Max Jackson Saint John's Sr. St. Paul, Minn. | Cretin-Derham Hall First Team 2017 (1T)
WR Nick Heenie Augsburg Sr. Victoria, Minn. | Waconia Second Team --
C Matt Beck St. Thomas Sr. Plymouth, Minn. | Wayzata Second Team 2017 (2T)
CB Sam Westby Saint John's Sr. Lake Elmo, Minn. | Hill-Murray Second Team --
S Dawson Brown Bethel Sr. Becker, Minn. Second Team 2017 (2T)
ST Trent Substad Bethel Sr. Lakeville, Minn. | South Second Team --
G Tom Delich Bethel Sr. Apple Valley, Minn. | East View Third Team --
C Nolan Richardson Bethel Sr. Bellevue, Wash. | Newport Third Team --
DE Kyle Kilgore Bethel Sr. Cottage Grove, Minn. | East Ridge Third Team 2017 (3T)
LB Luke Trudell Hamline Sr. Germantown, Wis. Third Team --

*West Region Offensive Player of the Year
# Saint John's head coach Gary Fasching named West Region Coach of the Year

2018 D3football.com Preseason All-America
Pos. Name Institution Class  Hometown | High School Team  Previous Selections
G Dan Greenheck Saint John's Jr. St. Paul, Minn. | Cretin-Derham Hall First Team --
C Matt Beck St. Thomas Sr. Plymouth, Minn. | Wayzata First Team --
C Brandon Bundgaard Concordia Sr. Moorhead, Minn. Second Team --
DE Nathan Brinker Saint John's Sr. Avon, Minn. | Holdingford Second Team --
LB Alex Berg Concordia Sr. Moorhead, Minn. | Fargo Shanley Second Team 2017 (2T)
S Max Jackson Saint John's Sr. St. Paul, Minn. | Cretin-Derham Hall Second Team -- 
2018 D3football.com Team of the Week MIAC Selections
Date Pos. Name Institution Class  Hometown | High School
Sept. 18, 2018 TE Ben Smithson St. Olaf Sr. Mahtomedi, Minn.
Sept. 18, 2018 DT Jordan Bartholomew St. Olaf So. Kilkenny, Minn. | Tri-City United
Sept. 18, 2018 RET Will Toonen St. Thomas Jr. Green Bay, Wis. | Ashwaubenon
Oct. 16, 2018 RB Josh Parks St. Thomas Sr. Chisago Lakes, Minn.
Oct. 16, 2018 WR Will Gillach Saint John's Sr. Lindstrom, Minn. | Chisago Lakes
Oct. 16, 2018 CB Travis Brown Carleton So. St. Michael, Minn. | St. Michael-Albertville
Oct. 16, 2018 S Max Jackson Saint John's Sr. St. Paul, Minn. | Cretin-Derham Hall
Nov. 13, 2018 WR Harrison Jones Hamline Sr. Forest Lake, Minn. | Champlin Park

ACADEMIC HONORS

2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
Pos. Name Institution Class  Hometown | High School
QB Jackson Erdmann Saint John's Jr. Rosemount, Minn.
DE Kyle Kilgore Bethel Sr. Cottage Grove, Minn. | East Ridge
2018 CoSIDA Google Cloud Football Academic All-America
Pos. Name Institution Class GPA Major Previous Selections
WR Will Gillach Saint John's Sr. 3.78 Biochemistry --
OL Christopher Lemke Augsburg Sr. 3.96 Chemistry 2017 (1T)
2018 CoSIDA Google Cloud Football Academic All-District
Pos. Name Institution Class GPA Major Previous Selections
RB Stephen Wagner St. Thomas Jr. 3.88 Mechanical Engineering --
WR Will Gillach Saint John's Sr. 3.78 Biochemistry --
TE Grant Slavik St. Thomas Jr. 3.54 Accounting --
OL Christopher Lemke Augsburg Sr. 3.96 Chemistry 2016 | 2017
OL Elijah Rice St. Thomas Jr. 3.85 Accounting | Financial Management 2017
ST Brandon Beranek Saint John's Sr. 3.64 Elementary Education --
DL David Danhauer St. Thomas Sr. 3.69 Operations Management --
DL Matt Ganter Carleton Sr. 3.62 Economics --
LB Derek Glynn Augsburg Jr. 3.83 Exercise Science --
LB Alex Sais Saint John's Jr. 3.94 Accounting --
DB Dawson Brown Bethel Sr. 3.74 Biokinetics --
DB Max Jackson Saint John's Sr. 3.52 Accounting --

MIAC AWARDS

| 2018 MIAC Football Awards | Athletes of the Week | Elite 22 Award | Academic All-Conference |