Grand View University issued the following announcement on Nov. 19.
Nineteen different Grand View Vikings football student-athletes earned various Northern Division All-Conference teams in a release from the Heart of America Conference Monday evening. 2018 Season Stats | Complete Teams - North | South
The Vikings rostered the Defensive Player of the Year in linebacker Ben Slavens (JR/Bettendorf, IA./ Pleasant Valley HS). Slavens led the Vikings in tackles with 107 in the regular season. The Pleasant Valley product's 10.7 tackles/game ranks 12th-most in the NAIA this season. Slavens also led the Vikings tackles for loss and sacks with 14.5 and 3.5 respectively.
Other members of Grand View's defense that earned 1st-Team recognition were: defensive backs Tony Anderson (SR/Elancourt, FR / Santa Barbara High School) and Tray Brown (SR/Lawrenceville, GA / ICCC), and defensive lineman Brandon McCracken (SR/Parkersburg, IA./A-P HS). Anderson led the Vikings in interceptions with four on the season along with 14 defended passes and 48 tackles.
Defensive linemen Cameron Maxfield (SO/Bettendorf, IA / Bettendorf HS) and Joshua Sifuentes (SO/Houston, TX / North Shore HS), as well as linebacker Justin Carroll (JR/Dickinson, IX. / Victor Valley CC), received 2nd-Team honors on the defensive side of the ball.
Jerry Lowe (JR/Tama, IA./ South Tama HS.) highlighted the Vikings on the offensive side of the ball. Lowe rushed for 1,294 yards in the regular season and 10 touchdowns. The South Tama product ranked in the Top-10 in total rushing and rushing yards/game. Lowe ranks seventh nationally in rushing years per a game (129.400) and ninth in total rushing yards (1,294).
Other members of the Vikings' offense that earned 1st-Team recognition were: offensive linemen D.J. Loving (SR/St. Louis, MO / Ellsworth CC) and Josh Roberts (JR/Omaha, NE. / Papillion LaVista HS) and tight end Steve Sarcone (JR/Des Moines, IA/Dowling Catholic Hs).
The 2nd-Team honors went to lineman Ian Slagle (SR/Tama, Ia/ South Tama HS) and wide receiver Ben Rooney (JR/Donnellson, IA. / Ellsworth CC). Rooney tallied 438 receiving for the Vikings in the 2018 season.
Viking quarterback Ben Ferkin also earned second team all-conference honors after rushing for 169 yards and passing for 1902 yards for a total of 2071 yards. Ferkin also ranks 14th nationally in pass efficiency (148.800).
The Vikings also placed team members on the special teams All-Conference list. Kicker Brady Jansen (JR/Johnston, IA./Johnston HS) and punter Grant Sherman (SR/Saydel, IA./ ICCC) each earned 1st-Team honors. Jansen ranks sixth in the nation in scoring (kicking) per Game (7.800) and seventh in the nation in total field goals (14).
Offensive linemen Kane Johnson (SR/Laurens, IA./ North Scott HS) and Sione Fiefia (JR/Carmel, CA / Hartnell CC) and wide receiver Jacob Lietz (JR/Colfax, IA./ Colfax-Mingo HS) also received Honorable Mention to the All-Conference Team. Leitz recorded 506 receiving yards on the season.
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