Mines’ Dvo­rak named D-II’s top player

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Ralph D. Russo

Colorado Mines quar­ter­back Justin Dvo­rak and Grand Val­ley State run­ning back Marty Carter high­lighted The As­so­ci­ated Press Lit­tle All-Amer­ica team, hon­or­ing the top foot­ball play­ers in Di­vi­sion II, III and NAIA.

Dvo­rak also won the Har­lon Hill Tro­phy on Fri­day as Di­vi­sion II’s top player.

Dvo­rak and Carter were among nine fi­nal­ists for the Hill Tro­phy. The other fi­nal­ist to make the first team was re­ceiver Garry Brown from Cal­i­for­nia Univer­sity (Pa.).

Dvo­rak threw for 4,584 yards and 53 touch­downs this sea­son, lead­ing the Oredig­gers to the sec­ond round of the Di­vi­sion II play­offs.

Carter was the lead­ing rusher in Di­vi­sion II with a Grand Val­ley State record 1,908 yards.

St. John’s (Minn.) line­backer Carter Han­son, who won Gagliardi Tro­phy as Di­vi­sion III’s most out­stand­ing player, led the first­team de­fense.

Also on the de­fen­sive side was tackle Collin Bevins of North­west Mis­souri State and cor­ner­back Philbert Mar­tial of North Alabama. North Alabama and North­west Mis­souri State will play Satur­day in Kansas City, Kansas, in the Di­vi­sion II play­off cham­pi­onship game.

Un­de­feated North­west Mis­souri State had a to­tal of four play­ers on the three teams.

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