Mines’ Dvorak named D-II’s top player
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.