Friday, December 24, 2010
Three Wayne State football players named to 2010 Don Hansen Football Gazette All-Super Region Three Team
The Don Hansen team carries out the legacy of long-time small college football advocate Don Hansen, who passed away at age 75 on August 29, 2010. Hansen, from Brookfield, Illinois, started and published Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette for three decades, selecting NCAA Division II All-America teams for the first time in 1988. Don Hansen’s Football Gazette began selecting Division II All-Region squads in 2003. The First Team and Second Team All-Region selections advance to a national ballot from which the 2010 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America Team will be named in January.
Bruno, a 5-8, 210 pound senior wide receiver/kick returner from Miami, Florida, was a repeat First Team selection after setting career kickoff and punt return marks for the Wildcats this season. He had two kickoff returns for touchdowns this season, leading the NSIC in kickoff return average at 32.6 while ranking fourth in punt return average at 7.9 this season. Bruno was an All-NSIC South Division First Team selection for the second straight season after earning AFCA All-American honors last season as a junior. He also finished this year with 41 catches for 434 yards and seven touchdowns, ending his Wildcat career ranking second on the all-time receptions list with 191 catches.
Bundy, a 6-6, 305 pound senior offensive lineman from Madison, South Dakota, was a three year starter at right guard for the Wildcats starting 34 straight games over the last three seasons. He was a First Team All-NSIC South Division selection this season after receiving Second Team All-NSIC South Division honors the previous two seasons and also received Daktronics Super Region #3 First Team honors this season. Bundy also excelled in the classroom, earning ESPN Academic All-District 7 Football Third Team honors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.48 majoring in history education.
Weich, a 6-2, 250 pound sophomore punter from Pierce, Nebraska, led the Northern Sun Conference in punting this season averaging 43.4 yards per punt, which ranked sixth in NCAA Division II. He set a new school record with a 95 yard punt against Augustana on November 6th and had 15 punts of 50 yards or more and 18 punts inside the 20 yard line. Weich was a First Team All-NSIC South Division selection this season for the Wildcats.
Wayne State College finished the 2010 season with a 6-5 overall record, going 5-5 in the Northern Sun Conference to finish in a tie for seventh place in the 14-team conference. It was the fourth straight winning season for the Wildcats under sixth year head coach Dan McLaughlin.