Souder, Miller, Earn MVP Honors at Football Banque

Souder, Miller, Earn MVP Honors at Football Banque

Jeff Souder was named defensive most valuable player and Zach Miller the offensive MVP Saturday, headlining the list of individual awards at the UNO football team’s annual banquet at Qwest Center Omaha.

The event, with over 300 in attendance, is sponsored by the UNO Beef Club.

Souder also earned the Tom Hutchison Award as the most enthusiastic player and Amp Ferg won the Carl Vittitoe Leadership Award.

Outstanding player awards by postion went to:
Offensive line, Ben Hochstein and Jake Krause
Receiver, Troy Kush
Defensive line, Rob Lewis
Offensive back, Brian McNeill
Linebacker, Jeff Souder
Defensvie back, Randy Kush
Special teams, Greg Zuerlein
Newcomer of the Year, Brian McNeill

The full list of post-season individual honors by player:
Aaron Bierman
All-NCC, second team

David Carey
NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

David Chochon
NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

Jacob Chandler
All-NCC, second team
NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

Keith Eloi
NCC, honorable mention

Anthony Ferg
All-NCC, second team

Paul Finochiaro
NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

Stuart Frazier
NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

Garrett Friesen
NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

Mike Higgins
NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

Ben Hochstein
All-NCC; most valuable offensive lineman
NCC All-Academic Team
NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American
Daktronics All-Region
Daktronics All-American
AP Little All-American
AFCA All-American
D2Football.com All-American
Football Gazette All-Region

Brian Hohlen
NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

Jordan Homan
NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

Bobby Jones
Cactus Bowl participant

Zach Keller
NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

Jake Krause
All-NCC
Daktronics All-Region, second team
Cactus Bowl participant
Football Gazette All-Region

Randy Kush
All-NCC; most valuable defensive back
NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll
Daktronics All-Region
Daktronics All-American, second team
AP Little All-American
D2Football.com second team All-America

Troy Kush
All-NCC, second team
NCC All-Academic Team
NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

Rob Lewis
All-NCC; most valuable defensive lineman
Daktronics All-Region
Cactus Bowl participant
Football Gazette All-Region, second team
D2Football.com honorable mention All-America

Brian McNeill
All-NCC
Daktronics All-Region
Football Gazette All-Region, third team
Named to Harlon Hill regional ballot
D2Football.com honorable mention All-America

Zach Miller
All-NCC; most valuable offensive back
Football Gazette All-Region, second team

Daniel Pelster
NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

Chris Senkbile
NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

Anthony Sjuts
NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

Jake Sjuts
NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

Jacob Skow
NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

Jeff Souder
All-NCC; most valuable linebacker
Daktronics All-Region
Football Gazette All-Region, third team
D2Football.com honorable mention All-America

Reed Taylor
All-NCC, second team

Greg Wunderlich
NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

Nate Wurth
All-NCC, second team

Greg Zuerlein
All-NCC
Football Gazette All-Region

Pat Behrns
NCC Coach of the Year
AFCA Regional Coach of the Year
Liberty Mutual finalist (top5) Coach of the Year