Dec 18, 2017

Schuler, Riga and Dalzell Named to 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 

NEWBERG, Ore. --- George Fox had three football players – senior Nolan Schuler and juniors Charles Riga and Caleb Dalzell named to the 2017 All-America Team. All-America Team

The three Bruins were named as honorable mentions on the All-America team and join 101 NCAA Division III football players.

Brett Kasper (QB) of UW-Oshkosh was named the Offensive Player of the Year, Mamadou Soumahoro (DE) of Berry was named Defensive Player of the Year and Vince Kehres of Mount Union was named Coach of the Year.

Schuler, Riga and Dalzell become the first Bruins in the program to grab a spot on the All-America team.

Recently, all three Bruins were named to the All-West Region team. Riga and Dalzell were both named first-team defense, while Schuler earned a second-team offensive honor. Schuler became the first Bruin to earn a spot on the AFCA Division III Coaches' All-America Team, becoming the first Bruin to earn multiple All-America honors.

Dalzell was named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III Football Team for his excellence in the classroom and on the field.

As a whole, the Bruins finished the 2017 season with 17 honorees on the All-NWC Football Team, three All-West Region members, two CoSIDA Academic All-District selections, one AFCA Division III Coaches' All-American and one CoSIDA Academic All-American.

The Bruins finished the season with a program-best 7-3 overall record and 5-2 in the Northwest Conference to finish tied for second. George Fox reached its first-ever national ranking, climbing as high as No. 19 on the national scale.

The Bruins end the 2017 season receiving six votes towards the AFCA Division III Coaches' Poll.