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UPIKE’s Quan Weaver Named AFCA All-American

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — University of Pikeville sophomore running back Quan Weaver was selected to the 2015 AFCA NAIA Coaches’ All-America Team, announced on Tuesday by officials from the American Football Coaches Association.

The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. The AFCA teams are special as they are chosen exclusively by the coaches themselves.

Weaver is the third player in UPIKE history to earn an All-American award from the AFCA, joining kicker Kyle Chilton in 2008 and defensive back Antwan Marsh in 2005.

The sophomore from Frankfort, Ky., had a record-breaking campaign in 2015, rushing for a school-record 1,566 yards. Other records broken for a single season include points with 96, total touchdowns (16), rushing touchdowns (15), 100-yard games (nine) and rushing yards per game (142.4).



The 1,566 yards gained on the ground were also the most of any back in the NAIA during the regular season. Heading into 2016, Weaver is already third at UPIKE in career carries with 386, third in rushing yards with 2,215 and third on the career touchdown list with 22.

Weaver’s highlight game of his sophomore season came in the eight-point loss at Campbellsville when he rushed for 223 yards and three touchdowns, picking up 8.6 yards per carry.

The selection process for the all-America teams involve a committee made up of three head coaches from each of the AFCA’s seven district. The coaches 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.

Weaver is one of two sophomores selected to the team which is also comprised of 14 seniors and nine juniors.

2015 AFCA NAIA Coaches’ All-America Team
Offense
Pos Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Hometown
WR Krishawn Hogan 6-4 210 Jr. Marian (Ind.) Indianapolis, Ind.
WR Clarence Clark 5-10 185 So. Baker (Kan.) Phoenix, Ariz.
WR Rob Lockhart 6-1 185 Sr. Faulkner (Ala.) Delray Beach, Fla.
OL Jeff Lindenmoyer 6-4 285 Sr. Ave Maria (Fla.) St. Johns, Fla.
OL Hea Tuifua 5-10 240 Sr. William Penn (Iowa) Salt Lake City, Utah
OL Josh James 6-6 315 Sr. Carroll (Mont.) Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
OL Gus Hancock 6-3 280 Sr. St. Francis (Ind.) Spencer, Ind.
OL Meyer Bohn 6-2 265 Sr. Dickinson St. (N.D.) Bismarck, N.D.
QB Ryan Kasdorf 6-1 215 Sr. Morningside (Iowa) Newhall, Calif.
RB Nolan Saraceni 5-10 195 Jr. Montana Tech Billings, Mont.
RB Quan Weaver 5-11 200 So. UPIKE Frankfort, Ky

Defense
Pos Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Hometown
DL D’Vonn Brown 6-4 260 Jr. SW Assemblies (Texas) Houston, Texas
DL Mike Erpelding 6-2 210 Sr. Grand View (Iowa) Algona, Iowa
DL Dylan Delk 6-3 220 Sr. Tabor (Kan.) Peabody, Kan. (Hillsboro)
DL Sam Van Ginkel 6-5 241 Jr. Northwestern (Iowa) Rock Valley, Iowa
LB Aaron Cooper 6-4 233 Jr. Kentucky Christian Mayfield, Ky.
LB Ben Kullos 5-9 210 Sr. Dakota St. (S.D.) Peoria, Ariz.
LB Alden Mann 5-10 200 Jr. Wayland Bap. (Texas) Wimberley, Texas
LB AJ Wilson 6-1 240 Sr. Montana Western Helena, Mont.
DB *Adam Sauder 6-3 220 Sr. Taylor (Ind.) Grabill, Ind.
DB Nate Moore 5-9 170 Jr. College of Idaho Meridian, Idaho
DB Julius Rucker 6-2 200 Jr. Southern Oregon Portland, Ore.

Specialists
Pos Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Hometown
P *David Strickland 6-0 228 Sr. Point (Ga.) Opelika, Ala.
PK Matt Cotiguala 6-2 180 Sr. St. Ambrose (Iowa) Orland Park, Ill.
AP Stephen Simms 5-8 175 Jr. Saint Xavier (Ill.) Valparaiso, Ind.

*-2014 AFCA All-American

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