Aug 29th, 2002 @ 7:20 am | Author: Viking Sports Information
Six Dakota Athletic Conference football players were recipients of preseason recognition on Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette 2002 NAIA Preseason All-American Teams.

Senior, wide receiver Steve Battle of Valley City State and junior, defensive lineman Coly Rush of Dickinson State were selected to the First Team. Senior, linebacker Jeff Kelly of Black Hills State was named to the Second Team.

Three other placers were given Honorable mentions. They are: Dickinson State, sophomore wide receiver Adam Eckert; Dickinson State, senior, quarterback Nick Walker and senior, running back Mike Luther of Dickinson State.

A complete list of Preseason All Americans can be found on the Don Hansen Football Gazette website -