Central College issued the following announcement on Dec. 20.
Central College kicker Jon Alberts (senior, Huntley, Ill.) received first-team D3football.com All-America recognition Friday night.
The honor squad was announced prior to the NCAA Division III Championship game at the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl in Shenandoah, Texas.
Alberts attains consensus all-America status after also being named a first-team American Football Coaches Association All-American Dec. 4. He's the first Central player to receive first-team all-America distinction from two organizations since running back Mark Kacmarynski in 1996. Alberts is the 38th Central player to receive all-America honors.
Alberts is the most accurate kicker in school history. A three-time first-team American Rivers all-conference pick, he was a perfect 59-of-59 on extra points this year while connecting on 11 of 13 field goals (84.6%) with a long of 48 yards. He was 33 of 38 for his career on field goals while hitting 143 of 148 extra-point tries. Of his 84 kickoffs, 20 went for touchbacks.
He set a school season record for most extra points (59) and ranked fifth in field goals (11) after setting the school season mark of 14 in 2017. He ranked third in season field goal percentage (84.6%) after setting the school record of 87.5% in 2017.
On the school career charts, Alberts is first in field-goal percentage (86.8), third in field goals (33), fifth in field goal attempts (38), third in extra points (143), second in extra-point percentage (96.6%) and sixth in scoring (242). His 55-yard field goal at Wartburg College in 2018 was also a school record.
Alberts is Central's first D3football.com pick since wide receiver Sam Markham in 2016.
Alberts is also a two-time first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American and a three-time academic all-district selection. He carries a 3.91 grade point average while majoring in business management and philosophy. Alberts is a three-time academic all-conference honoree.
A two-time D3football.com All-West Region selection, he was third-team pick for this year's D3football.com Preseason All-America squad. He received conference special teams player of the week accolades nine times, including four times this season. He was a finalist for the 2018 and 2019 Fred Mitchell Award as the nation's top small-college kicker and was a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy presented by Mazda as the nation's top football scholar-athlete as chosen by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.
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