Huskies named to All-GLIAC football team

BAY CITY, Mich. – Ferris State junior quarterback Jason Vander Laan was named 2014 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Football ‘Player of the Year’ today (Nov. 19) to conclude all-conference voting conducted by the league’s coaches. Lake Erie’s junior running back Anthony Bilal claimed ‘Offensive Back of the Year’ honors, while Ferris State’s senior Jacob VanderKlok took home the ‘Offensive Lineman of the Year’ award. On the opposite side of the ball, Wayne State senior linebacker Nores Fradi was selected ‘Defensive Back of the Year’ along with Michigan Tech senior Nelson Wienke who was tabbed ‘Defensive Lineman of the Year’ for the playoff-bound Huskies. Ashland quarterback Travis Tarnowski was labeled ‘Freshman of the Year’ after an impressive debut season with the Eagles and Ferris State’s Tony Annese was named ‘Coach of the Year’ after he orchestrated a breakout season for the Bulldogs.

Michigan Tech’s Nelson Wienke posted 44 total tackles in the regular season to anchor Tech’s defense, which finished second in the GLIAC in both scoring defense and total defense. The senior has 27 solo tackles and 17 assists in his final campaign, which will continue Saturday (Nov. 22) with an NCAA Regional Playoff matchup with Angelo State at Sherman Field. Wienke notched team highs of 11.0 tackles and 4.5 sacks; his 11 tackles for loss accounted for 64 lost yards for opposing offenses. The Upper Peninsula native is a three-time All-GLIAC honoree with 18.0 career sacks, fourth-most in school history. Wienke has been a part of 29 wins and just 12 losses in his career.

(Information Courtesy of the GLIAC)

2014 All-GLIAC Football First Team

Name School Year Pos. Hometown/High School
Jason Vander Laan Ferris State  Sr.    QB Frankfort, Ill. / Chicago Christian
Anthony Bilal Lake Erie  Jr.    RB Painesville, Ohio / Riverside
Desmond Martin Wayne State  Sr.    RB Redford, Mich. / Thurston
Anthony Taylor Ashland  Sr.    RB Arlington, Va. / Washington-Lee
Trent Brodbeck Wayne State  So.    TE Toledo, Ohio / St. John’s Jesuit
Lloyd Henry Findlay  Sr.    WR Garfield Heights, Ohio / Garfield Heights
Jamie Potts Grand Valley State  Jr.    WR Muskegon, Mich. /  Oakridge
Daniel Piko Ashland  Sr.    WR Oak Lawn, Ill. / Marist Academy
Dez Stewart Ohio Dominican  Jr.    WR Cincinnati, Ohio / Walnut Hills
James Triplett Ashland  Sr.    OL Newark, Ohio / Newark
Frank Vruwink Michigan Tech  Jr.    OL Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. / Lincoln
Perrin Cunningham Ohio Dominican  Sr.    OL Cincinnati, Ohio / Winton Woods
Jake VanderKlok Ferris State  Sr.    OL Caledonia, Mich. / Grand Rapids South Christian
Jim Walsh Grand Valley State  Jr.    OL Howell, Mich. / Howell
Nate Theaker Wayne State  Jr.    OL White Lake, Mich. / Lakeland
Matt Judon Grand Valley State  Jr.    DL  West Bloomfield, Mich. / West Bloomfield
Sydney Omameh Ohio Dominican  Jr.    DL  Columbus, Ohio / Westerville North
Nelson Wienke Michigan Tech  Sr.    DE  Kingsford, Mich.
Justin Zimmer Ferris State  Jr.    DE  Greenville, Mich. / Greenville
Chase Hoobler Ashland  Sr.    DL  Orrville, Ohio / Indiana
Gerren DuHart Wayne State  Sr.    CB Toledo, Ohio / Central Catholic
Billy Eakins Ohio Dominican  Jr.    DB Pickerington, Ohio / Pickerington Central
Jamaris Brown Walsh  Sr.    DB Fort Myers, Fla. / Lehigh
DeShawn Nelson Michigan Tech  Sr.    DB Kentwood, Mich. / East
Troy Smith Ferris State  Jr.    CB Indianapolis, Ind. / Pike
Cody Bloom Ashland  Sr.    LB Napoleon, Ohio / Napoleon
Nores Fradi Wayne State  Sr.    LB Dearborn Heights, Mich. / Dearborn
Austin Osborne Ohio Dominican  Jr.    LB Jackson, Ohio / Jackson
Michael Fisher Northwood  So.    LB Rochester, Mich. / Adams
Tanner Wells Lake Erie  Sr.    LB Carrollton, Texas / Parish Episcopal
Brent Wahle Ohio Dominican  Jr.    PK Pataskala, Ohio / Bishop Hartley
Chris Picano Grand Valley State  Sr.    P Brighton, Mich. / Brighton
Jamaris Brown Walsh  Sr.   KR Fort Myers, Fla. / Lehigh

                                            2014 All-GLIAC Football Second Team

Name School Year Pos. Hometown/High School
Tyler Scarlett Michigan Tech Sr. QB Clarkston, Mich. / Clarkston
Brandon Schoen Ohio Dominican Jr. RB Lewis Center, OH / Olentangy Orange
Charlie Leffingwell Michigan Tech Sr. RB Midland, Mich. / Midland
Jahaan Brown Ferris State Fr. RB East Grand Rapids, Mich. / East Grand Rapids
Jerad Butler Ohio Dominican Jr. TE Nevada, OH / Wynford
Brandon Cowie Michigan Tech So. WR West Bend, Wis. / West
Michael Johnson Wayne State Sr. WR Detroit, Mich. / Clintondale / Western Michigan
Marcus Tucker Northern Michigan Jr. WR Flint, Mich. / Grand Blanc / Mott CC
Shakur Sanders Ferris State So. WR Kentwood, Mich./Ottawa Hills
Corbin Jackimowicz Lake Erie Sr. OL North Fort Myers, Fla. / North Fort Myers
Chris Reaper Findlay Jr. OL Toledo, Ohio / Whitmer
Justin Glover Ferris State Sr. OL Grand Rapids, Mich. / Union
Bruce Tebelman Michigan Tech Sr. OL Dearborn, Mich./Edsel Ford
Brandon Revenberg Grand Valley State Jr. OL Essex, Ontario / Essex District
Ben Copher Ohio Dominican Jr. OL Dayton, Ohio / Valley View
 Jake Carrizales Wayne State  Fr. DE Hamler, Ohio / Patrick Henry
 Isiah Dunning  Grand Valley State  Sr. DL  Grand Rapids, Mich. / Ravenna
Di’Andre Harrison Ohio Dominican Jr. DL Columbus, Ohio / Centennial
Corey Stone Ferris State Sr. DT Sterling Heights, Mich. / Stevenson
Skyler Parks Walsh Jr. DL Canton, Ohio / McKinley
Deonté Hurst
Grand Valley State Sr. DB Kentwood, Mich. / East Kentwood
Harold Jones Findlay Sr. DB Columbus, Ohio / Horizon Science Academy
Ayrn Curtis Northwood So. DB Detroit, Mich. / West Bloomfield
Demarco Donaldson Malone Sr. DB Southfield, Mich. / Grand Valley State University
Kyle Tomko Ashland Jr. DB Independence, Ohio / Padua
Cameron Trudell Walsh Sr. LB Columbus, Ohio / Walnut Ridge
Chris Harvey Ashland Sr. LB Columbus, Ohio / Walnut Ridge
Anthony Darkangelo Ferris State So. LB Detroit, Mich. / Catholic Central
Warren Shields Ohio Dominican Jr. LB Richwood, Ohio / North Union
Paul Kuoppala Michigan Tech Jr. LB Iron Mountain, Mich.
Val Showers Wayne State Sr. KR Detroit, Mich. / Crockett / Central Michigan
Paul Graham Wayne State Fr. PK Commerce Township, Mich. / Orchard Lake St. Mary’s
Trevor Bermingham Ferris State So. P Addison, Ill. / Addison