NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. - Senior Trevor Heitland (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy) has picked up his third All-American honor of the year, this time being named to the AP Little All-American First Team.
Heitland's selection is just the fifth time in school history that a Kohawk has been named to the AP Little All-American teams, which is made up of the top players from NCAA Divisions II and II, along with NAIA schools. Heitland is the first Kohawk selected to the team since Carey Bender was a first team selection in 1994.
Last week, Heitland was selected to the AFCA and D3football.com All-American teams as a second team pick. Heitland was also the runner-up for the Gagliardi Trophy, awarded to the top player in NCAA Division III football. Earlier this season, Heitland was named to the D3football.com All-West Region First Team and was the Iowa Conference Offensive Player of the Year.
Heitland added his name to the list of some of the best running backs in school history in his senior campaign. Heitland led NCAA Division III in rushing yards (1,913) and carries (317). He ranked third in all NCAA divisions in rushing yards and fourth in carries. His 159.4 rushing yards per game were the second-most in NCAA Division III and the fourth most in all NCAA divisions. He led all NCAA divisions with 223.92 all-purpose yards per game. His 19 touchdowns were the 10th most in NCAA Division III, while he ranked 11th with 114 total points. He set a school record in rushing attempts in a season and all-purpose yards, while ranking second in school history in rushing yards. He finished his career third in pass receptions (149), fifth in receiving yards (1,822), fifth in all-purpose yards (4,397) and 10th in rushing yards (2,084).
The Kohawks finished the season with a school-record 11 wins and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs for the third time in school history.