Napier chosen as honorary captain; 11 Bulldogs recognized by Omaha World-Herald

By Jacob Knabel on Dec. 26, 2021 in Football

Omaha World-Herald news article

SEWARD, Neb. – Lane Napier headlined a group of 11 Bulldogs recognized with 2021 All-Midlands college football team accolades, as selected by the Omaha World-Herald and announced on Sunday (Dec. 26). Napier was named the team’s honorary defensive captain, an award the All-American has collected for the third time in his career. The All-Midlands team honors the top players from NAIA and NCAA Division III teams within the state of Nebraska.

Napier was joined on the All-Midlands squad by teammates Caydren Cox, Peyton Mitchell, Johnny Robinson III and Garrett Schardt. Meanwhile, six Bulldogs were tabbed honorable mention by the World-Herald. The full list is shown below.

Concordia All-Midlands honorees

Lane Napier (Honorary Captain), LB
2021134 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 3 pass breakups, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 sack, 1 interception; GPAC Defensive Player of the Year; NAIA First Team All-American (AP and AFCA).

Caydren Cox, LB
2021 – 55 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery; Second Team All-GPAC.

Peyton Mitchell, S
2021 – 17 tackles, 3 interceptions, 2 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery; Second Team All-GPAC.

Johnny Robinson III, OL
2021 – Started all 10 games at center; First Team All-GPAC.

Garrett Schardt, TE
2021 – 32 receptions, 504 yards, 15.8 avg, 5 td; First Team All-GPAC; NAIA Honorable Mention All-American.

Cayden Beran (Honorable Mention), WR
2021 – 43 receptions, 495 yards, 11.5 avg, 7 TD.

Korrell Koehlmoos (Honorable Mention), WR
2021 – 35 receptions, 471 yards, 13.5 avg, 4 TD; 58 punts (36.3 avg) with 14 downed inside the 20.

DJ McGarvie (Honorable Mention), QB
2021 – 130/243 (.535), 1,484 yards, 19 TD, 7 interceptions; rushed for 142 yards and 2 TD.

Jorge Ochoa (Honorable Mention), LB
2021 – 43 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 pass breakups; Honorable Mention All-GPAC.

Payton Stevens (Honorable Mention), DE
2021 – 35 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles; Honorable Mention All-GPAC.

Jonah Weyand (Honorable Mention), RB
2021 – 143 rushes, 595 yards, 4.2 avg, 3 TD; CoSIDA Academic All-America/All-District.

2021 NAIA/NCAA D-III All-Midlands Team (Omaha World-Herald)

QB: Carter Terry, Neb. Wesleyan
RB: Tyree Nesmith, Hastings
RB: Frazzie Wynn, Doane
WR: Kenneth Carr, Midland
WR: Kevin Tims, Neb. Wesleyan
TE: Garrett Schardt, Concordia
OL: Jackson Gilbert, Peru State
OL: Moses Hicks, Midland
OL: Mario Locke, Peru State
OL: Aidan Mendoza, Doane
OL: Johnny Robinson, Concordia

DL: Devin Adams, Peru State
DL: Ty Barbazon, Doane
DL: Trevor Havlovic, Midland
DL: Chase Lipsys, Midland
LB: Caydren Cox, Concordia
LB: Riley Heithoff, Doane
LB: Lane Napier, Concordia
LB: Travis Reed, Peru State
DB: Koby Brandenburg, Hastings
DB: Damond Brown, Doane
DB: Armunz Mathews, Peru State
DB: Peyton Mitchell, Concordia

Special teams
K: Shane McInerney, Peru State
P: Jacob Hohl, Nebraska Wesleyan
RS: Dalton Tremayne, Midland
Honorable mention — Concordia: Cayden Beran, Korrell Koohlmoos, DJ McGarvie, Jorge Ochoa, Payton Stevens, Jonah Weyand. Doane: Mason Krause, Joaquin Robinson, Donte Wiggins. Hastings: Chance Bollen, Tydus Clay, Tyler Pawloski. Midland: Charles Barnes, Christian Hamon, Austin Harris, Jared Quinonez, Callan Phillips, Travis Voight. Nebraska Wesleyan: Colton Davis, Kaden Dawe, Austin Neufeld, David O'Connell, Karrell Simpson. Peru State: Nick Andrews, Quinton Hawkins, Craig Jones, Michael Lombardi, Ethan Skarmas, Gerald Smith.