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Saint Francis players Green, Harnish, Hemmelgarn earn preseason honors

University of Saint Francis running back Justin Green rolls for a long gain during a game last season. (News-Sentinel file photo by Reggie Hayes)
University of Saint Francis running back Justin Green rolls for a long gain during a game last season. (News-Sentinel file photo by Reggie Hayes)
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Marian's Logan Glaze, from Leo, is also among the top returning players.

Monday, July 31, 2017 10:40 am

Three players from the defending NAIA national champion University of Saint Francis football team were named to the College Football America 2017 Yearbook NAIA Starting Lineup.

The honors are similar to being selected as preseason All-Americans.

Running back Justin Green, linebacker Piercen Harnish and defensive tackle Eric Hemmelgarn were picked as part of the team. Green rushed for 1,367 yards and 12 touchdowns, Harnish led the Cougars with 130 tackles and Hemmelgarn led the NAIA with 25.5 tackles for loss, along with 11 sacks.

Marian's Logan Glaze, a Leo High School alum, was also selected as an offensive lineman.

2017 College Football America NAIA Starting Lineup


Pos. Name School Yr.

QB Logan Brettell Baker Sr.

RB Justin Green Saint Francis Jr.

RB Cornell Brown Baker Sr.

WR Clarence Clark Baker Sr.

WR Austin Opdahl Dakota State Sr.

TE  Nick Reynolds Graceland Sr.

OL Mitch Butterfield Friends Sr.

OL Xavier Carter Reinhardt Sr.

OL Justin Hunter Saint Xavier Sr.

OL Dajshon Oliver Warner Sr.

OL Logan Glaze Marian Sr.

PK Bradley Bates Campbellsville Sr.

KR Tre Hawkins Lyon Jr.


Pos. Name School Yr.

DL Evan Sprayberry Tabor Jr.

DL Josh Kock Baker Sr.

DL Eric Hemmelgarn Saint Francis Sr.

DL Drew Clark Warner Jr.

LB Piercen Harnish Saint Francis Jr.

LB Nicholas McBeain Valley City State Sr.

LB Thomas Sease Dickinson State Sr.

DB Cain Boschee Dickinson State Jr.

DB Tony Brackins Lindsey Wilson Sr.

DB Matt Williams SAGU Jr.

DB Emmett Keyes Kentucky Christian Sr.

P Derek Brush Arizona Christian Sr.

PR Allen Cooks Lindsey Wilson Sr.


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