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Brandon Williams named MIAA Defensive Player of the Year

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Southern senior defensive lineman Brandon Williams has been named the MIAA Defensive Player of the Year as announced by the league office today. 

Williams was a unanimous first-team selection, the only one, while six other Lions earned honorable mention All-MIAA honors. 

Williams became the all-time sacks leader for the school and finished with 27 in his career at Missouri Southern. He had at least a half sack in all but three games this year and had a tackle for a loss in all but one game this year. He finished the season second on the team with 68 tackles, 31 solo, including 16.5 for a loss of 58 yards. He had 8.5 sacks for a loss of 39 yards, two pass break ups, eight quarterback hurries, five forced fumbles and one safety on the season and finished third in the MIAA in sacks and tackles for a loss, while ranking second in forced fumbles. 

In 2010, he was named an All-American by three different organizations, after leading the team with nine sacks and 17 TFL, while last year, he was a unanimous All-MIAA selection, as well as being named to multiple All-Region and All-American teams A preseason All-American this season, Williams is listed as one of the top Division II NFL Draft prospects by multiple organizations and has been named to the Senior Bowl watch list.

Southern had six individuals named honorable mention All-MIAA as Kellen Cox, Landon Zerkel, Ne'Ronte Threatt, Ryon Phillips, Devon Dace and Alex Wong all earned honors. 

Missouri Western picked up three of the four of the year awards as Michael Hill was Player of the Year, while Jerry Partridge and Michael Jordan picked up Coach and Freshman of the Year. Pittsburg State's John Brown was the Special Teams Player of the Year. 


MIAA Offensive Player of the Year –
Michael Hill, RB, Missouri Western

MIAA Defensive Player of the Year – Brandon Williams, DL, Missouri Southern

MIAA Special Teams Player of the Year – John Brown, KR/PR, Pittsburg State

MIAA Freshman of the Year – Michael Jordan, DB, Missouri Western

MIAA Coach of the Year – Jerry Partridge, Missouri Western

 

First Team (Offense)

QB – Travis Partridge, Missouri Western

RB – Michael Hill, Missouri Western

RB – Joshua Birmingham, Central Oklahoma

WR – Shjuan Richardson, Emporia State

WR – John Brown, Pittsburg State

TE/FB – Adam Shiltz, Emporia State

OL – Steve Dieckhaus, Washburn

OL – Cody Holland, Pittsburg State

OL – Macon Allan, Missouri Western

OL – Rod Williams, Northwest Missouri

OL – Logan Freeman, Central Missouri
K – Todd Adolf, Northwest Missouri
KR/PR – John Brown, Pittsburg State

 

First Team (Defense)

DL – David Bass, Missouri Western

DL – Ben Pister, Missouri Western

DL – Brandon Williams, Missouri Southern ^

DL – Travis Chappelear, Northwest Missouri

LB – Ben Carlson, Emporia State

LB – Nate Dreiling, Pittsburg State

LB – Collin DeBuysere, Northwest Missouri

DB – O'Hara Fluellen, Lincoln

DB – Richie Schumaker, Truman

DB – Pierre Desir, Lindenwood

DB – Nate DeJong, Northwest Missouri

P – Kyle Goodburn, Northwest Missouri
^= Unanimous Selection

 

Second Team (Offense)

QB – Tyler Eckenrode, Emporia State

RB – Joel Rockmore, Northeastern State

RB –  Denodus O'Bryant, Lindenwood

WR – Dallas Grier, Truman

WR – Tyler Shaw, Northwest Missouri

TE/FB – Tore' Hurst, Washburn

OL – John Rouse, Fort Hays State

OL – Lance Uhles, Emporia State

OL – Colt Schulte, Missouri Western

OL – Michael Bowie, Northeastern State

OL – Cole Manhart, Nebraska-Kearney

K – Taylor Anderson, Missouri Western

KR/PR – Jordan Simmons, Northwest Missouri

 

Second Team (Defense)

DL – Patrick Blackwell, Truman

DL – Herbert Byrd, Central Oklahoma

DL – Gus Toca, Pittsburg State

DL – David Bax, Central Missouri

DL – LaTavious Davis, Central Missouri

LB – Langston Jones, Northeastern State

LB – Jameson Manuma, Southwest Baptist

LB – D.J. Gnader, Northwest Missouri

DB – Chris Poston, Emporia State

DB – Shane Simpson, Missouri Western

DB – Sam Kuck, Nebraska-Kearney

DB – Brandon Dixon, Northwest Missouri

P – Matt Jordan, Central Missouri

P – Eric Phillips, Truman  
Five defensive lineman and two punters due to tie in the voting

 

Honorable Mention

Central Missouri – Colter Smith, Quarterback; Ronrei Lloyd, Wide Receiver; LaVance Taylor, Running Back; David Cannon, Tight End; Mark Schroeder; Joe Carter, Linebacker; Patrick Lewis, Defensive Back.

Central Oklahoma – Adrian Nelson, Quarterback; Christian Hood, Wide Receiver; Cameron Pound, Offensive Line; Tyler Newton, Defensive Line; Sam Moses, Defensive Line; Adrian Shoecraft, Linebacker.

Fort Hays State – Cornelius Gallon, Wide Receiver; Grant Brown, Tight End; Josh Reese, Offensive Line; Layton Hickel, Linebacker; Michael Jordan, Defensive Back, Keke Paul, Defensive Back.

Emporia State – Ray Ray Davis, Wide Receiver; Dakota Hagler, Defensive Line; Jeff Richards, Linebacker; Jordan Sanders, Linebacker; Kevin Gaddis, Defensive Back; Derek Lohmann, Defensive Back.

Lincoln – Morris Henderson, Running Back; Maurice Woodard, Wide Receiver; Jerry Johnson, Offensive Line; Cecil Frison, Defensive Line; Daryl Blackmon, Defensive Line; Johnny Beautelus, Linebacker; Markuice Savage, Defensive Back; O'Hara Fluellen, Kick/Punt Returner.

Lindenwood – Andrew Helmick, Wide Receiver; Latham Johnson, Offensive Line; Matt Andreolli, Offensive Line; Malach Radigan, Defensive Line; Connor Harris, Linebacker; Cody Fogle, Defensive Back.

Missouri Southern – Kellen Cox, Quarterback; Landon Zerkel, Wide Receiver; Ne'Ronte Threatt, Running Back; Ryon Phillips, Defensive Line; Alex Wong, Linebacker; Devon Dace, Defensive Back.

Missouri Western – Kyle Knox, Wide Receiver; Tyron Crockum, Wide Receiver; Reggie Jordan, Tight End; Brian Chiles, Offensive Line; Michael Yardley, Offensive Line; Stephen Juergens, Linebacker; Ben Jackson, Defensive Back; Michael Jordan, Defensive Back.

Nebraska-Kearney – Matt Berry, Quarterback; Tommy Flanagan, Wide Receiver; Ricky Trinidad, Running Back; Pete Trausch, Offensive Line; Justin Thiel, Defensive Line; Dex Schwieger, Defensive Line.

Northeastern State – Johnny Deaton, Quarterback; Jermaine Sherman, Wide Receiver; Ethan James, Offensive Line; Victor Johnson, Defensive Back; Vernon Jones, Defensive Back; Drew Patton, Kicker.

Northwest Missouri – Trevor Adams, Quarterback; Jordan Simmons, Running Back; Vincent Defeo, Tight End; John Petroff, Offensive Line; Matt Longacre, Defensive Line; Travis Manning, Defensive Back; Clarke Snodgrass, Defensive Back.

Pittsburg State – Anthony Abenoja, Quarterback; Andrew Castaneda, Wide Receiver; Aaron Kolich, Offensive Line; Joe Uzzel, Defensive Line; Keeston Terry, Defensive Back; Jason Peete, Defensive Back.

Southwest Baptist – Derwyn Lauderdale, Wide Receiver; Caleb Butler, Offensive Line; Josh Caver, Defensive Line; Shaquille Shedd, Linebacker; Chris Muhammad, Defensive Back-Kick/Punt Returner; Evan Ray, Defensive Back.

Truman – Blake Holland, Offensive Line; Jeramey Dockery, Defensive Line; Michael Elliot, Defensive Back; Tremaine Millender, Defensive Back; Robert Gayden, Defensive Back; Derek Koon, Kicker.  

Washburn – Kyle Duncan, Offensive Line; Corey Walker, Defensive Line; Jayveri Kelly, Defensive Line; Bryce Atagi, Linebacker; Jahmil Taylor, Linebacker; Devon Connors, Linebacker; Willie Williams, Defensive Back; Aaron Hummert, Punter.

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