Posted 5 months ago
By John Axtell
CHADRON – Seven Chadron State College football players were recently named preseason Division II All-Americans by the website USA College Football.
Tailback Glen Clinton, a senior from Cody, Wyo., was named to the first team, while offensive lineman Jake McCrary, a senior from Valentine, defensive back Trelan Taylor, and wide receiver and kick returner Nathan Ross, both seniors from San Diego, earned second team accolades.
Clinton, an Academic All-American, had a fantastic junior season for the Eagles. He was named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and the All-Nebraska Division II first teams after rushing for 1,350 yards and scoring seven touchdowns.
McCrary was a second team All-RMAC selection in 2012 after starting every game and helping the Eagles’ offense average over 400 yards a game and 33 points.
Taylor, an All-American in 2012, finished the season as the RMAC leader in interceptions with eight and he was the Eagles’ third-leading tackler with 74.
Ross, a two-time All-RMAC Third Team selection, led the Eagles with 54 receptions for 805 yards and 10 TDs last season.
The Eagles will report to fall camp Aug. 11. They open their 2013 season at Missouri S&T on Thursday, Sept. 5. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m MDT.