Graceland University football's Nick Reynolds has been named to College Football America Yearbook's NAIA Starting Lineup, CFA's version of an All-America team Reynolds is one of five players in the Heart of America Athletic Conference to earn the recognition. The other four players are from Baker University, the 2016 National Runner-up.
"It is great that Nick is getting the national recognition he has worked so hard for," said Marc Kolb, Graceland University head football coach. "He is a tremendous player and we can't wait to see what he does on the field this year."
Defending NAIA national champion Saint Francis (IN) and the team it defeated in the title game, Baker, dominate the College Football America 2017 Yearbook NAIA Starting Lineup, CFA's version of an All-America team.
Baker, leads the field with four players in the starting lineup, while Saint Francis (IN) – the defending national champion – returns three key players of that team.
Three programs, Warner, Lindsey Wilson and Dickson State, landed two players each on the Starting Lineup.
Eighteen NAIA programs had at least one player selected to this year's Starting Lineup.
Seven Starting Lineup selections earned First-Team AFCA All-America selection last year — Brettell, Oliver, Friends offensive lineman Mitch Butterfield, Reinhardt offensive lineman Xavier Carter, Saint Xavier offensive lineman Justin Hunter, Tabor defensive lineman Evan Sprayberry and Campbellsville placekicker Bradley Bates.
Clark, Butterfield and Cooks are the only returning CFA Starting Lineup members from the 2016 preseason team.
The College Football America 2017 Yearbook features more than 930 college football teams from the United States and Canada over the course of more than 300 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos.
The print edition is available online via Amazon.com and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million. Additionally, an iBooks version for iPads and iPhones is available through Apple's iTunes bookstore and the iBooks app. And, new this year, a Kindle version of the book is now available.
2017 Book links:
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2017 College Football America NAIA Starting Lineup
Pos. Name School Yr.
QB LOGAN BRETTELL Baker SR
RB JUSTIN GREEN Saint Francis (IN) JR
RB CORNELL BROWN Baker SR
WR CLARENCE CLARK Baker SR
WR AUSTIN OPDAHL Dakota State SR
TE NICK REYNOLDS Graceland SR
OL MITCH BUTTERFIELD Friends SR
OL XAVIER CARTER Reinhardt SR
OL JUSTIN HUNTER Saint Xavier SR
OL DAJSHON OLIVER Warner SR
OL LOGAN GLAZE Marian SR
PK BRADLEY BATES Campbellsville SR
KR TRE HAWKINS Lyon JR
Pos. Name School Yr.
DL EVAN SPRAYBERRY Tabor JR
DL JOSH KOCK Baker SR
DL ERIC HEMMELGARN Saint Francis (IN) SR
DL DREW CLARK Warner JR
LB PIERCEN HARNISH Saint Francis (IN) JR
LB NICHOLAS MCBEAIN Valley City State SR
LB THOMAS SEASE Dickinson State SR
DB CAIN BOSCHEE Dickinson State JR
DB TONY BRACKINS Lindsey Wilson SR
DB MATT WILLIAMS SAGU JR
DB EMMETT KEYES Kentucky Christian SR
P DEREK BRUSH Arizona Christian SR
PR ALLEN COOKS Lindsey Wilson SR