(Neb.)-Lindholm, Taylor named All-Americans
The postseason accolades continue to roll in for Chadron State College senior linebacker Kevin Lindholm as he was named to the 2012 Daktronics All-America First Team Tuesday.
Joining Lindholm on the All-America team is junior safety Trelan Taylor, who earned second team honors.
The team is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programmable displays systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition. The team is voted on by the NCAA Division II members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Lindholm, a native of Eads, Colo., and a three-time Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference First Team selection, led the Eagles with 122 tackles in 2012. He added 20.5 tackles for a loss and he also had 4.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries.
Lindholm, who was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and recently placed on the Beyond Sports Network All-America First Team, finished his career with 299 tackles, the ninth most in school history. His 37.5 tackles for loss in his career ranks him fifth at CSC.
Taylor, a native of San Diego, finished the season as the RMAC leader in interceptions with eight and he was the Eagles' third-leading tackler with 74. He also forced two fumbles and was named to the all-conference first team on defense and the all-conference third team at punt returner.
For the season, Taylor averaged 12.2 yards on 22 punt returns and he tied a school record by scoring on an 86-yard punt return. He also returned an interception for a touchdown and compiled 376 all-purpose yards.
Shippensburg junior quarterback Zach Zulli and West Texas A&M junior defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks are the 2012 Daktronics All-America Ron Lenz Players of the Year.
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