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2013-01-04 Three Tigers named to 2012 All-NCCAA Football Team

Three Tigers named to 2012 All-NCCAA Football Team

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Three Tigers have been selected to the 2012 All-NCCAA Football Team. The Tigers had two selected to First Team Offense and one selected to Second Team Defense. 

Senior offensive lineman Chad McDaniel (Potterville, Mich.) was selected to the First Team Offense. He started 10 games for the Tigers helping ONU to the fourth highest rushing attack in the league that racked up 2,135 yards (194.1 avg.) and 16 touchdowns. The offensive line only gave up 13 sacks all season to opposing teams.

Junior placekicker/punter Andrew Muzljakovich (Vicksburg, Mich.) was selected to the First Team Offense. He started all 11 games and led the team in scoring with 64 points. He finished with 16 made field goals (16-23) with a career-long of 45 yards against William Penn University (Iowa) on Sept. 29. He converted 16 of 18 PATs and broke the school record for made and attempted field goals in a season, set back in 2005 and 2007. Also with four made and attempted field goals against Waldorf College he tied the school record that was set 1998. He had 42 kickoffs for 2,485 yards (59.2 avg.) and 18 touchbacks. He finished with 65 punts for 2,481 yards (38.2 avg.) and a long of 82 yards, a new school record. Muzljakovich was named MSFA Midwest League Special Teams Player of the Week four times during the season.

Sophomore linebacker Brandon Ruemler (Williamsport, Ind.) was selected to the Second Team Defense. He started all 11 games for the Tigers, leading the team in tackles 48 unassisted, 38 assisted (86 total). He also led the team in tackles for loss with 13 for 42 yards. Ruemler finished with three sacks for 14 yards, had two interceptions for 40 yards, one forced fumble and recovery, and two pass breakups. He was named league defensive player of the week once.

This is the first selection for all three Tigers to the 2012 All-NCCAA Football Team.