SEWARD, Neb. – Concordia senior defensive lineman Dylan Heithoff has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District® 3 Football Team of the College Division, as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Thursday’s announcement means a Bulldog football player has received the award for a second-straight year. Senior offensive lineman Mitchell Cherney earned the same honor last year as a junior.
CoSIDA: “The 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-District® Football Teams have been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.”
Heithoff, who hails from Elgin, Neb., has served as Concordia’s most disruptive force along the defensive front this season. He leads the team with 4.5 sacks and nine tackles for loss. He also has 35 total tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
The 6-foot-4, 265-pound Heithoff has been recognized as a second team all-conference selection in each of the past two seasons. Last season the accounting major (history minor) also collected Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete laurels for his work in the classroom.
District 3 of the College Division covers the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
As an all-district honoree, Heithoff will automatically be placed on the ballot for All-America consideration. All-America voting begins on Tuesday, Nov. 12.