SEWARD, Neb. – The honors keep on coming for Concordia football’s star defensive lineman. On Thursday the Omaha World-Herald named junior Trey Barnes the honorary captain of its NAIA All-Nebraska defensive team. Barnes is the second Bulldog to earn such distinction in three years. Safety Darnell Woods collected the same award in 2013.
The Omaha World-Herald placed Barnes and seven others on its All-Nebraska team. Joining Barnes on the team were offensive lineman Ben Balduc, running back Bryce Collins, tight end Seth Fitzke, receiver Jared Garcia, safety LeDontrae Gooden, cornerback Tarence Roby and linebacker Tait Sibbel. Honorable mention recognition went to defensive lineman Clint Gardels and linebacker Michael Hedlund.
- Barnes (second team All-America, first team all-conference): 75 tackles (20 for loss), 10 sacks, two fumbles forced, one fumble recovery
- Balduc (first team all-conference): started all 10 games at right tackle
- Collins (first team all-conference): 946 rushing yards, 286 receiving yards, 10 total TDs
- Fitzke (first team all-conference): 16 catches, 136 yards, 2 TDs
- Garcia (first team all-conference): 41 catches, 713 yards, 8 TDs
- Gardels (honorable mention all-conference): 32 tackles (6 for loss), 2.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries, TD
- Gooden (second team all-conference): 59 tackles (6 for loss), 5 INTs, 4 PBUs
- Hedlund (second team all-conference): 105 tackles (4.5 for loss), 2.0 sacks, 1 INT
- Roby (first team all-conference): 20 tackles (2 for loss), 7 PBUs, 2 fumble recoveries
- Sibbel (second team all-conference): 53 tackles (12 for loss), 1 INT, 5 PBUs
ALL-NEBRASKA NAIA OFFENSE
QB: Tyler Audsley, Peru State, Sr.
QB: Cruz Samaniego, Hastings, Fr.
WR: Jared Garcia, Concordia, So.
WR: Jacob Cornelius, Doane, Jr.
TE: Seth Fitzke, Concordia, Jr.
RB: Nate Meier, Doane, Jr.
RB: Bryce Collins, Concordia, Jr.
OL: Blake Bunner, Doane, Sr.
OL: Jack McAreavey, Nebraska Wesleyan, Sr.
OL: Ben Balduc, Concordia, Sr.
OL: Farao Maileoi, Hastings, Fr.
OL: Dillon Bruggeman, Peru State, Sr.
Honorary captain: Nate Meier, Doane College
ALL-NEBRASKA NAIA DEFENSE
DL: Trey Barnes, Concordia, Jr.
DL: Aaron Hanlin, Doane, Jr.
DL Drew Krueger, Doane, Jr.
DL: Casey Molifua, Hastings, Sr.
LB: Garrett Borcher, Doane, Sr.
LB: Tait Sibbel, Concordia, Sr.
LB: Andy Tatum, Doane, Sr.
DB: Tarence Roby, Concordia, So.
DB: Alex Gildon, Hastings, Sr.
DB: Cole Wiseman, Doane, So.
DB: LeDontrae Gooden, Concordia, Jr.
Honorary captain: Trey Barnes, Concordia
ALL-NEBRASKA NAIA SPECIAL TEAMS
K: Jordan Pedersen, Doane, Sr.
K: Greg Conry, Peru State, Sr.
P: Ethan Renner, Midland, Sr.
KR: Drew Klein, Doane, So.
PR: Logan Paben, Peru State, Sr.
Honorable mention: Clint Gardels, Michael Hedlund, Concordia; Colten Mach, Ben Muff, Zach Reeves, Kellen Unvert, Doane; Austin Bretting, Austin Curlee, Sam Morris, Rashaad Shamburger, Hastings; Raul Alvarez, Midland; Ryan Larsen, Brandon McGill, Joel Wiedel, Shaka Taylor, Nebraska Wesleyan; Colton Audsley, Briar Burr, Elijah Lavalais-Hawkins, Eric Morrison-Smith, Peru State.