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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 1:50 pm

USF's Cole, Dunten named All-Americans

VICTORIA JACOBSEN | The Journal Gazette

Saint Francis senior defensive back Wilmer Cole was named to the NAIA All-America First Team, which was announced by the American Football Coaches Association on Tuesday. Senior linebacker Eric Dunten was named to the Second Team.

Cole made five interceptions in 2018, including three returned for touchdowns. He also recorded 62 total tackles as the Cougars went 10-3. 

Dunten made 136 total tackles, which ranks third in the NAIA this season.

The NAIA championship final between Morningside (Iowa) and Benedictine (Kan.) is set for Saturday in Daytona Beach, Florida. 

Morningside, which beat Saint Francis 34-28 in overtime in the semifinal game, leads all schools with four players on the first and second All-America teams.