Eight Winona State Football Players Named All-American
Paul Van Beek Reporting
Eight WSU football players have been named preseason All-Americans by USA College Sports. Four-year offensive line starter Richard Lilla was named to the preseason All-American first team after helping guide the WSU offense to school and conference records for total offense in 2012. Tight end Alex Jensen was a third team All-American honoree and Chichi Ojika was also a third team selection as a return specialist.
Two more offensive linemen joined Lilla as All-Americans, with senior James Poliquin and junior Vance Ross claiming honorable mention status. Senior quarterback John Teigland was also an honorable mention pick after throwing for 2,942 yards and 24 touchdowns last year
Defensively, junior linebackers Ryan Gerts and Morgan Weaver claimed All-American honorable mention honors for the Warriors.