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OU's Anderson named to coaches All-Americ team

By The Herald Staff | 12/12/2012

Ottawa University senior defensive back Donald Anderson was named to the 2012 AFCA?NAIA?Coaches’ All-America team.

He joins Corey Schultz and his brother, Clarence Anderson, as the only three players in program history to earn the award.

Ottawa University senior defensive back Donald Anderson was named to the 2012 AFCA?NAIA?Coaches’ All-America team.

He joins Corey Schultz and his brother, Clarence Anderson, as the only three players in program history to earn the award.

Clarence Anderson was a two-time AFCA All-American, earning the honor in 2010 and 2011. Schultz was honored in 2009.

Anderson was named BSN NAIA Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-American last week.

Anderson put together a sterling senior season. He tallied 41 tackles (27 solo, 14 assisted), had 10 interceptions, 13 pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, two blocked kicks, and he had nine kick returns for an average of 21.2 yards per return.

Anderson finished the season ranked first in the NAIA in passes defended per game (2.1) and second in total interceptions (10) and interceptions per game (0.9).

The senior snared a school-record four interceptions against Friends and was the NAIA defensive player of the week.

In 2010, he was the NAIA special teams player of the week after blocking two punts. He is the only Brave to be named national player of the week twice.

He was selected the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference defensive player of the year and is a two-time first-team selection.

Anderson finished his career ranked eighth in single season kick return average (21.2), first in single game blocked kicks (2), first in single season blocked kicks (3), first in career blocked kicks (7), first in interceptions in a single game (4), third in single season interceptions (10), third in single season interception return yards (174), fourth in career interceptions (17), first in single season pass break ups (25), and first in career pass break ups (42).

Friends’ defensive end Dexter Davis was the NAIA coaches defensive player of the year. Tabor senior offensive lineman Jon-Michael Bergeron was first team pick.

Ottawa had six players named to the BSN squads. The others were receiver Jon Hilliger, defensive lineman Zach Van Deusen and safety Logan Schultz were second team selections. Quarterback Shane Gimzo and offensive lineman Quinton Flaming were honorable mention selections,

Ottawa had four players selected Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. They are Travis Adamson, Matt Gross, Schultz, and Logan Smith. Schultz and Gross were named Capital One Academic All-Americans earlier this season.

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