Jason Dannelly’s NAIA All-Decade FB team



When it comes to NAIA sports, nobody knows more than Jason Dannelly. So if the man decides to put out an All-Decade team for football, you know we’re going to stand up and take notice. The KCAC put two on here — Ottawa running back Derrick Ward was a first-team pick and Bethel safety Brandon Kaufman was an at-large (the equivalent of 3rd team/honorable mention). Ward, as you already know, won a Super Bowl with the Giants, signed a large free agent deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers …. and dated Khloe Kardashian. On a personal note, my alma mater put three guys on there — first team running back Dusty McGrorty, who played for the St. Louis Rams, second-team safety Nick Daniken (played for the Omaha Beef and picks me up at the Portland airport when I fly to Oregon) and second-team punter Steve Baker (who played for Oakland, I believe).

To me, this is a must-read. I’m just saying. And Friends o-lineman Jacob Bruster shoulda been on there. Big ups to Dannelly for doing this.



Jason Dannelly’s NAIA First Team All-Decade
Pos. Name School Final Year
QB Tyler Emmert Carroll (Mont.) 2005
RB Derrick Ward Ottawa (Kan.) 2003
RB Derek Besgrove Walsh (Ohio) 2003
RB DeDe Dorsey Lindenwood (Mo.) 2005
RB Dusty McGrorty Southern Oregon 2003
WR Mark Gallik Carroll College (Mont.) 2003
WR Dusty Hovorka Sioux Falls (S.D) 2006
WR Tyler Peterson Carroll (Mont.) 2005
WR Andy Ricca Saint Xavier (Ill.) 2006
TE Casey Fitzsimmons Carroll (Mont.) 2002
OL Walt Delong Georgetown (Ky.) 2001
OL Nick Scholten Northwestern (Iowa) 2002
OL Joe Gonzalez NW Oklahoma State 2002
OL Nick Krinn Saint Francis (Ind.) 2005
OL Kyle Baker Carroll (Mont.) 2005
ATH Patrick Crayton NW Oklahoma State 2003
DL Pedar Moore Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 2004
DL Phil Lenoue Carroll (Mont.) 2007
DL Larry Wentzel Missouri Valley 2008
DL Darin Martyna Sioux Falls (S.D) 2002
LB Owen Koeppen Carroll (Mont.) 2008
LB John Michael Sullivan Georgetown (Ky.) 2004
LB Brian Kurtz Saint Francis (Ind.) 2005
LB Gary Cooper Carroll (Mont.) 2005
DB Lynn Scott NW Oklahoma State 2000
DB Trevor Holleman Sioux Falls (S.D) 2009
DB Clay Hamblen Georgetown (Ky.) 2007
DB Leo Fenceroy Sioux Falls (S.D) 2002
P Eric Zahler Montana Western 2004
K Shane Longest Saint Xavier (Ill.) 2007
RS Rob Lash Walsh (Ohio) 2006
*Offensive At Large:
QB Chad Cavender Sioux Falls (S.D.) 2006
WR Chauncey Calhoun Valley City State (N.D.) 2008
RB Adrain Smith Bethel (Tenn.) 2007
Jason Dannelly’s NAIA Second Team All-Decade
Pos. Name School Final Year
QB Eddie Eviston Georgetown (Ky.) 2001
RB Cory Jacquay Saint Francis (Ind.) 2004
RB Ra’shad Morgan Virginia-Wise 2007
RB Eric Moody Hastings (Neb.) 2004
RB Nick Kortan Sioux Falls (S.D.) 2002
WR Jake Pfau U-Mary (N.D.) 2004
WR Jon Davis Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 2008
WR Harry Mills Minot State (N.D.) 2003
WR Trae Johnson Morningside (Iowa) 2005
TE Ross Wurdeman Concordia (Neb.) 2001
OL Truman Ashby Benedictine (Kan.) 2007
OL Jeff Hynes Lindenwood (Mo.) 2009
OL TJ Wendt Sioux Falls (S.D) 2009
OL Josh Epperly Dickinson State 2005
OL Mike Galassi Walsh (Ohio) 2007
ATH Lorenzo Brown Sioux Falls (S.D) 2009
DL Jeff Shirley Carroll (Mont.) 2005
DL Ian Best Minot State (N.D.) 2003
DL John Prauener MNU/Southern Nazarene 2006
DL Nick Tavaglione Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 2002
LB Mike Lally Saint Xavier (Ill.) 2009
LB Bingham Tuisamatatele Lambuth (Tenn.) 2003
LB JJ Perino Montana Tech 2007
LB Reggie Singletary Missouri Valley 2007
DB Nick Daniken Southern Oregon 2002
DB Antwan Marsh Pikeville (Ky.) 2005
DB Jamie Holman Saint Francis (Ind.) 2005
DB Chad Hustedt Morningside (Iowa) 2007
P Steve Baker Southern Oregon 2003
K T.C. Fraser Sioux Falls (S.D) 2004
RS Darryl Lyons Walsh (Ohio) 2004
*Defensive At Large:
LB Austin Jansen Northwestern (Iowa) 2006
LB Travis Salter Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 2002
DB Bubba Stutzer Central Methodist 2004
DB Brandon Kaufmann Bethel (Kan.) 2007
*At Large selections depict positions that were exceptionally deep with talent.