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Three Named D3football.com All-America

From Asst. AD/Athletics Communications, December 14, 2018 | Football
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College has three players named to the 2018 D3football.com NCAA Division III All-America team.

Senior kicker Spenser Thompson-Meyers and senior linebacker Matt Gurgone were named second-team selections. Senior offensive lineman Kyle Rademaker was named honorable mention.

Earlier this month, Thompson-Meyers was named a first-team American Football Coaches Association selection for the second consecutive year. Rademaker was a second-team AFCA All-America choice. This is Gurgone's first All-America honor.

Thompson-Meyers, a San Ramon, Calif., native, finished his career as the St. Norbert leader in made field goals with 38 and made point-after conversions with 176. He converted 13 of 18 field-goal attempts this season and was 49-for-50 on extra-point tries for a team-high 88 points. Thompson-Meyers, who is second in St. Norbert career scoring with 292 points, had 33 touchbacks on 65 kickoffs, averaging 62.3 yards per kickoff. He is a four-time first-team All-Midwest Conference selection.

Gurgone, an Orland Park, Ill., native, totaled 69 tackles with 18 1/2 tackles-for-loss, seven quarterback sacks, five interceptions, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Gurgone, the Midwest Conference Defensive Skill Most Valuable Player, scored five defensive touchdowns. He is a two-time first-team All-MWC choice.

Rademaker, an Eden Prairie, Minn., native, anchored the St. Norbert offensive line at left tackle. Rademaker, the Midwest Conference Offensive Line Most Valuable Player, was charged with just one sack allowed in 2018. The Green Knights averaged 215.5 yards rushing and 33.3 points per game. He is a two-time first-team All-Midwest Conference choice.

St. Norbert finished 10-2 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs. The Green Knights also claimed their 17th Midwest Conference title in 34 years.

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