Three Northwestern Oklahoma State University Ranger football team members have been named to the College Fanz Sports Network NAIA Football All-American Team. Lantz Mathers joined the first-team, while Nate Guillory earned second team honors and Cale Fischer was named honorable mention.
Mathers, in his third season as a Ranger, also earned Central States Football League Defensive Player of the Year honors. The senior defensive end from New Orleans racked up a team-high 63 tackles, including a team-leading 43 solo tackles. He had 31.5 tackles for loss of 118 yards, 7.5 sacks for 43 yards, two pass breakups, four fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and a pair of blocked kicks. Last season, Mathers was named to the AFCA All-American list as a defensive lineman.
Guillory, a junior running back from Houston, Tex., set two single season records while being named the CSFL’s Offensive Player of the Year. He set a new record for most rushing yards in a season with 1,679 yards while also setting a new record for most rushing attempts in a season with 236 rushes. He averaged 167.9 yards per game and 7.1 yards per carry. Guillory scored 18 rushing touchdowns and one receiving, while leading the Rangers in scoring 114 points. He racked up 212.9 all purpose yards per game to lead Northwestern.
Fischer, a Guymon native, ended his four-year career playing both offensive and defensive line last season. During the 2009 season, Fischer had three tackles, including a half of a tackle for a 1.5 yard loss, in addition to a fumble recovery, forced fumble and a blocked kick.
The 2009 NAIA Football All-American team is voted on by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) football coaches and the College Fanz Football Game of the Week broadcast team.
This is the ninth annual edition of the NAIA Football All-American team, which began in 2002 with Jason Dannelly and the Victory Sports Network (now part of College Fanz). College Fanz is the world’s largest online college sports community launched by ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen.
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Wed, January 27, 2010
by Ryan Hintergardt