Jablonski recognized as NAIA Second Team All-American by AP

By Jacob Knabel on Dec. 20, 2023 in Football

2023 NAIA Football All-Americans (Associated Press)

SEWARD, Neb. – The list of organizations that have honored Austin Jablonski in the postseason continues to grow. On Wednesday (Dec. 20), the Associated Press named Jablonski a 2023 NAIA Second Team All-American. Earlier this month, Jablonski was tabbed a First Team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association and Victory Sports Network.

A Lincoln, Neb., native and graduate of Lincoln Pius X High School, Jablonski established himself as one of the NAIA’s top receivers in 2023. He concluded the season with 91 receptions for 1,134 yards and eight touchdowns. His 1,134 receiving yards set a new program record for a single season, surpassing the previous standard of 1,024 by Korrell Koehlmoos (honorable mention All-American) in 2022. Jablonski also rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns and threw for a score in 2023. As the top target for quarterback DJ McGarvie, Jablonski eclipsed 100 receiving yards in six games. Below are Jablonski’s national rankings among NAIA receivers this past fall:

·        1st in receptions per game (9.1).

·        1st in total receptions (91).

·        T-1st in receiving yards per game (113.4).

·        6th in total receiving yards (1,134).

·        T-37th in receiving touchdowns (8).

A former walk-on at the University of Nebraska, Jablonski has totaled 127 catches for 1,617 yards and 11 touchdowns (20 total touchdowns) in 20 career games as a Bulldog. His career has also included 270 passing yards, four passing touchdowns, 377 rushing yards, five rushing touchdowns and 2,313 all-purpose yards.

A full list of Concordia Football all-time All-Americans can be found HERE.