Dec 11, 2017

Nolan Schuler Becomes First Bruin Named On AFCA Division III Coaches' All-America Team

A Winning Tradition

  • One post-season appearance (1960 Crusader Bowl)
  • One AFCA Division III Coaches' All-American (Nolan Schuler, 2017)
  • One CoSIDA Academic All-American (Caleb Dalzell, 2017)
  • Two CoSIDA Academic All-District (Caleb Dalzell, 2017; Grant Schroeder, 2017)
  • Three All-Americans
  • Four All-Region Honorees
  • 37 All-NWC Athletes 
  • Five Team of the Week
  • Nine NWC Student-Athlete of the Week Awards 
  • One Cliff Harris Award Finalist (Charles Riga, 2017)
  • Two NSCA All-American (Justin Kruse, 2015; Dane Jensen, 2017)
  • Two NFL Draft Picks 

WACO, Texas --- George Fox University's Nolan Schuler has been named on the 2017 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division III Coaches' All-America Team, as announced by the AFCA Tuesday.

The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. The AFCA's Division III All-America Selection Committee is made up of three head coaches from each of the AFCA's eight districts, one of whom serves as a district chairman, along with another head coach who serves as the chairman of the selection committee. The coaches in each district are responsible for ranking the top players in their respective districts prior to a conference call between the district chairmen and the committee chairman on which the team is chosen.

Schuler, a senior offensive lineman from Bakersfield, California, becomes the first Bruin to garner the honor from the AFCA as a second-team selection. Schuler is one of three players from the Northwest Conference to earn a spot on the All-America Team. Both Jason Farlow and Willy Warne were also named on the AFCA Div. III Coaches' All-America Team.

Recently, Schuler was named second-team offense on the 2017 All-West Region Team and was selected as a first-team All-NWC member. As for his career, Schuler caps off a spectacular four seasons as a three-time All-NWC selection, a two-time All-West Region Team selection and the first to grab a spot on the AFCA Div. III Coaches' All-America Team. A no stranger to firsts, he was also the first offensive lineman to earn a first-team All-NWC selection and the first to be named twice on the All-West Region Team.

To view the full release of the AFCA, click here.