EOU’s McDonald earns all-american nod

By NAIA Release December 19, 2012 09:15 am

EOU linebacker Howard McDonald was named a AFCA NAIA Coaches’ All-American recently.
EOU linebacker Howard McDonald was named a AFCA NAIA Coaches’ All-American recently.

WACO, Texas — EOU senior linebacker Howard McDonald  has been selected to the 2012 American Football Coaches AFCA NAIA Coaches’ All-America Team, announced recently by the AFCA. 

McDonald was also named the Frontier Conference’s defensive player of the year after finishing with 162 total tackles, four sacks and an interception. 

The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. What makes these teams so special is that they are the only ones chosen exclusively by the men who know the players the best — the coaches themselves.

Terrance Cobb of Cumberlands (Kentucky) led the nation in rushing with 1,991 yards, averaging 165.9 yards per game. He also led the nation in scoring, with 26 rushing touchdowns, and was second in all-purpose yards, with 2,218. 

Dexter Davis of Friends (Kansas)repeated as an AFCA All-American in 2012. He was third in the nation in both sacks per game (1.3) and total sacks (14), and finished fourth in the nation in tackles for a loss with 21. 

Davis recorded 45 total tackles, eight forced fumbles and four fumbles recovered.


2012 AFCA NAIA Coaches’ All-America Team


Pos.         Name Wt.      Yr. School           
 WR Chris Gohman 215 Sr. Georgetown (Ky.)

WR Jesse Vaughn 184 Jr. Evangel (Mo.)  

WR Cole McKenzie 190 Sr. Southern Oregon  

OL Jon-Michael Bergeron 285 Sr. Tabor (Kan.)  

OL Connor Goudreau 290 Sr. Carroll (Mont.)  

OL Ryan Wood 291 Sr. Cumberland (Tenn.)

OL Dillon Carmichael 318 Jr. Doane (Neb.)  

OL Doug Spacht 260 Sr. St. Francis (Ill.)

QB Jimmy Coy 210 Sr. Saint Xavier (Ill.)

RB Terrance Cobb 220 Jr. Cumberlands (Ky.)  

RB Tevin Lake 195 So. Marian (Ind.)  


Pos. Name Wt. Yr.         School

DL Jordan Carlson* 290 Sr. Northwestern (Iowa)

DL Jon Higgins 230 Sr. Grand View (Iowa)  

DL Dexter Davis* 230 Sr. Friends (Kan.)

DL Andre Jolly 245 So. Baker (Kan.)  

LB Howard McDonald 217 Sr. Eastern Oregon

LB Brett Kaczor 210 Sr. Nebraska Wesleyan

LB Jeremy Wallace 215 Jr. St. Ambrose (Iowa)

DB Donald Anderson 160 Sr. Ottawa (Kan.)  

DB Jared Goforth 195 Sr. Morningside (Iowa)

DB Tyler Davis 176 Jr. Missouri Valley

DB Taylor Brown 192 So. Saint Francis (Ind.)


Pos. Name Wt. Yr.       School

P Derek Carlson 215 Sr. Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)

PK Kenny Zoeller 180 Sr. Concordia (Neb.)  

AP Sean Ransburg 195 Sr. MidAmerica Naz. (Kan.)  

*-2012 AFCA NAIA All-American