The 2010 GPAC Football All-Conference Team has been selected following a vote of the league coaches on Sunday. A total of 11 Concordia players picked up conference honors for their efforts in the 2010 season. Preston Harris, Ben Klein and Jerrod Fleming highlight the Concordia selections. Harris is a First Team Defense selection, while Klein and Fleming were Second Team Defense selections.
Harris, a senior defensive back from Lincoln, concluded an impressive career in 2010. Harris was a leader in the secondary throughout his career. He was fifth on the team with 40.5 tackles. He totaled 5.5 tackles for loss and three interceptions. Harris also led the team with nine defensive breakups on the season.
Klein, a junior from Dallas, Texas, easily led Concordia with 63.5 tackles on the year. He picked off two passes and totaled seven pass breakups from his safety position. He also forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and blocked a kick during the 2010 season.
Fleming, a junior linebacker from Houston, Texas, battled through injuries to have a strong season for the Bulldogs. Fleming was third on the team with 44 total tackles and finished with a team-high 8.0 tackles for loss.
Aaron Hannemann, Heath Broekemeier, Matt Ridge, Jordan Brockman and Austin Freudenberg were honorable mention selections on defense.
Hannemann (Omaha, Neb.), a senior on the defensive line, totaled 31.5 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss. He led the team with six quarterback hurries and added a forced fumble and fumble recovery in 2010.
Broekemeier was second on the team with 46.5 tackles. The junior defensive back from Prairie Grove, Arkansas, led the team with four interceptions. He added seven pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble on the year.
Ridge, a senior from Buckeye, Arizona, totaled 24 tackles in 2010. He also added two forced fumbles on the year.
Brockman, a senior from Lincoln, totaled 20.5 tackles on the year. He had 6.5 tackles for loss and a team-high 3.5 sacks.
Freudenberg, a senior from Madison, was sixth on the team with 37.5 tackles. He also forced a fumble and recovered a fumble for the Bulldogs.
Kenny Zoeller, Charles Washington, Nate Sindt and Kyle Hoffman received honorable mention recognition for the Concordia offense.
Zoeller, a sophomore kicker from Spring, Texas, was 8-of-11 on field goals in 2010. He was a perfect 4-of-4 from 20-29 yards and 3-of-3 from 40-49 yards.
Washington, a junior offensive lineman from Houston, Texas, was a mainstay on the line for the Bulldogs in 2010. His leadership on the line was key, as the Bulldogs battled injuries on the line throughout the year.
Sindt, a senior from Scottsbluff, was one of the top receiving threats for Concordia in 2010. Sindt hauled in 18 passes for 148 yards on the year.
Hoffman, a junior receiver from Phoenix, Arizona, was third on the team with 20 receptions in 2010. He finished with 288 receiving yards (tops on team) and had the only two touchdown receptions for Concordia on the season.