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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 9:14 am

Cougars earn All-American status


Saint Francis senior Seth Coate was named a first-team AFCA/NAIA Coaches' All-American, it was announced Tuesday.

Coate was named to the first team as a tight end after catching 74 passes for 1,513 yards and 22 touchdowns this season. 

Two Cougars, offensive lineman Keegan Bruner and defensive lineman Lucas Sparks, were named to the All-America second team. 

No. 4 Saint Francis (12-1) will play No. 2 Baker of Kansas (14-0) for the NAIA national championship at 6 p.m. Saturday in Daytona Beach, Florida. 

Quarterback Logan Brettell represented the Wildcats on the first team, while defensive lineman Josh Kock, defensive back Darrain Winston, kicker Clarence Clark and athlete Cornell Brown were named to the second team.