Nate Guillory was one of 25 athletes named to the 2010 American Football Coaches Association NAIA All-America team. Guillory was selected to the team as a running back after his second season at Northwestern.
Guillory, a 5-8 187-pound senior from Houston, Tex., is the Rangers’ 22nd first-team All-American. He was voted as the Central States Football League Special Teams Player of the Year and a first-team running back after being named the 2009 Offensive Player of the Year. The two-year senior running back from Houston, Tex., broke the school record for most rushing yards in a career, setting it at 2,858. He also set a new mark for rushing attempts in a career with 431 attempts.
Guillory was ranked high in the NAIA in several categories including; sixth in total rushing (1,179 yards), ninth in all-purpose yards (1,720), 10th in rushing yards per game (107.2) and 12th in scoring (96 TD’s).
In his second season as a Ranger, he rushed 195 times for an average of 6.0 yards per carry and 107.2 yards per game. He also had 12 catches for 56 yards. Guillory scored 16 touchdowns, including 14 rushing and two on kickoff returns.
“Nate Guillory is very deserving of this honor,” remarked Northwestern’s head coach Keith Barefield. “He rewrote the rushing record books during his career at Northwestern by smashing marks in two seasons that were previously set in four years. More importantly, Nate stood out as a team leader. His work ethic and unselfishness combined with his God-given ability distinguished Nate from his peers. As many of our opposing coaches said to me – ‘Nate is a special athlete’.”
The AFCA’s NAIA All-America Selection Committee is made up of three head coaches from each of the AFCA’s nine districts, one of whom serves as a district chairman, along with another head coach who serves as the chairman of the selection committee. The coaches in each district are responsible for ranking the top players in their respective districts prior to a conference call between the district chairmen and the committee chairman on which the team is chosen.
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Tue, December 14, 2010
by Ryan Hintergardt