Cardwell Selected as BSN Second Team All American
Kansas City, MO – Tyler Cardwell, a 5'11 senior from Blue Springs, Missouri was selected to the Beyond Sports College (BSN) Network NAIA All American Second Team. Cardwell finished the season with 8 interceptions, ranking 3 rd in the nation and first in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Cardwell finished his Avila career with 14 picks, ranking second on the Eagles all-time list. Tyler also had 57 tackles on the year, ranking second on an Eagles defense that lead Avila to its highest win total since 2006. Cardwell is the first Eagle to ever receive the BSN All American Award.
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15 Eagles Named to All HAAC Teams
Kansas City, MO – After finishing the 2011 season with a 4-5 record in HAAC play, their best conference record since finishing 5-5 in 2003, the Eagles featured a record 15 players on the All HAAC squads. Tyler Cardwell topped the list for the Eagles making the second team, while a quartet of Eagles made the third team. Ten Players in total made the honorable mention list.
Second Team All HAAC
Cardwell, a senior safety from Blue Springs, Missouri led an Avila defense that played a key role in Avila reaching their highest wins total since 2009. Cardwell's eight interceptions ranked third in the NAIA and led the Heart of America Athletic Conference. He finishes his career second all-time in interceptions with 14. His 57 tackles on the year ranked second on the Eagles defense. Cardwell was selected as a Third Team All HAAC member in 2009.
Third Team All HAAC
Chris Morefield, a senior offensive lineman from Independence, Missouri led an Eagles offensive line that allowed just 34 sacks in the highly competitive HAAC conference. Morefield started every game (44 total) during his Eagles career and was selected to the All HAAC Second Team in 2010.
MJ Bland, a senior receiver from Turner, Kansas landed on the third team with 33 receptions for 330 yards this fall. He caught two touchdowns on the year and also threw for one in Avila's 50-22 victory over Graceland. He finishes his Avila career with 87 receptions for 852 yards and four touchdowns.
Chris Smith, a junior defensive lineman from Blue Springs, Missouri received all HAAC honors for the first time in his career being selected to this year's third team squad. He had 37 tackles on the year, with 7 of them for loss while recovering a fumble in Avila's home defeat against Bethany.
Jason Vizcaino, a sophomore defensive back from Litchfield Park, Arizona improved on his 2010 performance that saw him make the honorable mention list. His five interceptions were good enough for fifth in the HAAC and 17 th in the nation. He also finished the year with 59 tackles, ranking 5 th on the squad.
Honorable Mention All HAAC
Josh Lohkamp, a senior tight end from Nixa, Missouri had a break out year under first-year head coach Justin Berna. He featured as an every game starter for the first time in his Eagles career and caught 15 passes for 187 yards and one touchdown. He finishes his career with 19 catches for 197 yards and two touchdowns.
Da'Vieon Sullivan, a freshman receiver from El Paso, Texas made the All HAAC honorable mention list both as a receiver and a kick return specialist. Sullivan 28 catches for 331 yards and led the Eagles with four touchdown receptions. He also handled a majority of the kick returns for the Eagles and averaged 20 yards per kick return and 7.8 per punt return.
Paris Walkup, a junior wide receiver from Liberty, Missouri finished the season with 16 receptions in eight games for 181 yards, an average of 11.3 yards gained per catch. Walkup, who stands 6-feet-3 and weighs in at 200 pounds, scored one touchdown and had a season-long reception of 41 yards.
Josh Hewitt, a 6-foot-2, 250-pound offensive lineman from St. Louis, anchored an offensive line for an Eagles offense that gained an average of 298.1 yards per game over 11 games in 2011. He has started in every game of his college career thus far. Hewitt, a junior, was selected to the honorable mention All HAAC squad in 2010.
Dale Deetz, a 6-foot, 240-pound offensive lineman from Nixa, Mo., also played a big role on an offensive line that allowed Avila rushers to gain 1,274 total yards over the season and 2,005 passing yards, a total of 3,279 yards of offense. Deetz started all 44 games in his Avila career.
Jarrett Brooks, a senior defensive lineman who played high school football at Lincoln College Prep in Kansas City, Mo., finished the season with 29 tackles, including 15 solo, for the Eagles. The 6-1, 285-pounder also had eight tackles for loss for minus 31.5 yards and 2.5 sacks for minus 15 yards. He also had one fumble recovery.
Aaron Anderson, a junior linebacker/defensive lineman from Kansas City, Kan., finished with 45 tackles in nine games, including 29 solo. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Anderson had five tackles for loss, totaling 28 yards and 2.5 sacks for minus 24 yards.
Jesse Kribbs, a junior defensive lineman who played high school football at Fort Osage High School in Independence, Mo., led the Eagles defense with 71 tackles, including 42 solo. Kribbs, who stood 6-feet-2 and weighed 190 pounds, also had 1.5 tackles for loss for 5.5 yards and half a sack for 3.5 yards and recovered a fumble.
Jarrett Hernandez, a 6-foot-2, 250-pound junior linebacker from Garden City, Kan., was second on the Eagles defense this season with 57 tackles in 11 games, including 34 solo. He had a team-high 10 tackles for loss for a combined total of 18 yards and two sacks for 1.5 yards.
Justin Davies, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound sophomore defensive back who played high school football at Blue Valley North High School in Leawood, Kan., played nine games and had 36 tackles, 33 solo. He also had one tackle for loss for four yards and finished the season with two interceptions.