SEWARD, Neb. – A first team All-GPAC performer on the field, running back Jonah Weyand has been selected to the 2020-21 Academic All-District® Football Team of NAIA District 3. College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its football all-district selections on Thursday (June 10). The Concordia University Football program has landed at least one student-athlete on the all-district teams in each of the past nine years.
The 2020-21 Academic All-District® Football Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes football honorees in four divisions — NAIA, NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III.
As a redshirt sophomore in 2020, the Crete High School product Weyand moved into a starting role in the backfield. In seven games played last fall, Weyand accumulated 625 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on 146 attempts (4.3 yards/carry). Weyand made big waves early in the campaign when he rattled off 177 yards and five touchdowns in the overtime win over Hastings. He was subsequently named the NAIA National Offensive Player of the Week. Weyand also ran for 169 yards and two touchdowns in the victory over Doane. A strong student, Weyand is studying psychology and strategic communication at Concordia. He is also on track to be named an NAIA Scholar-Athlete.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. First- and second-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early July.
Concordia Football All-District Honorees
Mitchell Cherney (2012)
Le’Dontrae Gooden (2016)
Dylan Heithoff (2013)
Hallick Lehmann (*2015, *2016, *2017)
Adam Meirose (2014, 2015)
Aaron Rudloff (2019)
Zac Walter (2018)
Jonah Weyand (2020)