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Georgetown's Gohman Named All-American

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Updated: 12/12/2012 8:20 pm
Georgetown College senior receiver Chris Gohman has been named an NAIA All-American.

GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Georgetown College senior receiver Chris Gohman has become the 14th player in Tigers history to earn American Football Coaches Association NAIA All-American honors.

He led the No. 1 Tigers with 48 receptions for 719 yards and seven scores this season in nine games.

The Elizabethtown native compiled 124 catches for 2,215 yards and 25 touchdowns in 38 games.

Gohman is among the Top 10 in GC season records for pass receptions (48), receptions per game (5.3) and reception touchdowns (10).

He is also among the career leaders in reception touchdowns (25), receptions per game (3.3), receptions (124), and reception yards (2,215).

This is the 17th time, also top among NAIA teams, that the Tigers have had an All-American.

GC has three repeat winners in Clay Hamblen, Chris Reed and Chris Hogan.

2012 AFCA NAIA All-America Team
Offense
Pos    Name    Ht.    Wt.    Cl.    School    Coach    Hometown (High School)
WR    Chris Gohman    6-3    215    Sr.    Georgetown (Ky.)    Bill Cronin    Elizabethtown, Ky. (Elizabethtown)
WR    Jesse Vaughn    5-10    184    Jr.    Evangel    Brenton Illum    Houston, Texas (George Bush)
WR    Cole McKenzie    6-2    190    Sr.    Southern Oregon    Craig Howard    Red Bluff, Calif. (Red Bluff)
OL     Jon-Michael Bergeron    6-3    285    Sr.    Tabor    Mike Gardner    Houston, Texas (Reagan)
OL     Connor Goudreau    6-5    290    Sr.    Carroll (Mont.)    Mike Van Diest    Campbell, Calif. (Bellermine Prep)
OL     Ryan Wood    6-2    291    Sr.    Cumberland (Tenn.)    Dewayne Alexander    Kennesaw Mountain, Ga. (Kennesaw Mountain)
OL     Dillon Carmichael    6-5    318    Jr.    Doane    Matt Franzen    Loomis, Neb. (Loomis)
OL    Doug Spacht    6-4    260    Sr.    St. Francis (Ill.)    Joe Curry    Long Beach, Calif. (Poly)
QB     Jimmy Coy    6-0    210    Sr.    Saint Xavier    Mike Feminis    Park Ridge, Ill. (Maine South)
RB     Terrance Cobb    5-11    220    Jr.    Cumberlands (Ky.)    John Bland    Knoxville, Tenn. (Fulton)
RB    Tevin Lake    5-8    195    So.     Marian    Ted Karras, Jr.    South Bend, Ind. (Adams)

Defense
Pos    Name    Ht.    Wt.    Cl.    School    Coach    Hometown (High School)
DL     Jordan Carlson*    6-4    290    Sr.    Northwestern (Iowa)    Kyle Achterhoff    Storm Lake, Iowa (Storm Lake)
DL     Jon Higgins    6-1    230    Sr.    Grand View    Mike Woodley    Council Bluffs, Iowa (Lewis Central)
DL    Dexter Davis*    6-3    230    Sr.    Friends    Monty Lewis    Rex, Ga. (Morrow)
DL     Andre Jolly    6-1    245    So.    Baker    Mike Grossner    Gardner, Kan. (Gardner-Edgerton)
LB     Howard McDonald    5-9    217    Sr.    Eastern Oregon    Tim Camp    Silverdale, Wash. (Central Kitsap)
LB     Brett Kaczor    5-11    210    Sr.    Nebraska Wesleyan    Brian Keller    Ewing, Neb. (Ewing)
LB    Jeremy Wallace    6-1    215    Jr.    St. Ambrose    Mike Magistrelli    New Lennox, Ill. (Lincoln-Way Central)
DB     Donald Anderson    5-9    160    Sr.    Ottawa    Kent Kessinger    Wichita, Kan. (Southeast)
DB     Jared Goforth    6-0    195    Sr.    Morningside    Steve Ryan    Polk City, Iowa. (Ankeny)
DB     Tyler Davis    5-11    176    Jr.    Missouri Valley    Paul Troth    St. Louis, Mo. (University City)
DB     Taylor Brown    5-11    192    So.    Saint Francis (Ind.)    Kevin Donley    Chesterton, Ind. (Chesterton)

Specialists
Pos    Name    Ht.    Wt.    Cl.    School    Coach    Hometown (High School)
P     Derek Carlson    6-4    215    Sr.    Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)    Ross Cimpl    Sioux Falls, S.D. (Lincoln)
PK     Kenny Zoeller    6-0    180    Sr.    Concordia (Neb.)    Vance Winter    Spring, Texas (Concordia Lutheran)
AP     Sean Ransburg    6-0    195    Sr.    MidAmerica Nazarene    Jonathan Quinn    Harrisonville, Mo. (Harrisonville)

*-2011 AFCA All-American

Team Background: The five teams now chosen for each AFCA division evolved from a single 11-player squad in 1945. From 1945 until 1967, only one team was chosen. From 1967 through 1971, two teams, University Division and College Division, were selected. In 1972, the College Division was split into College I and College II. In 1979, the University Division was split into two teams — FBS and FCS. In 1996, the College I and College II teams were renamed Division II and Division III, respectively.
From 1965-81, a 22-player (11 offensive, 11 defensive) team was chosen. In 1982, a punter and placekicker were added to the team. In 1997, a return specialist was added, giving us the current 25-player team. The return specialist position was replaced by an all-purpose player in 2006.

Selection Process: The AFCA’s NAIA All-America Selection Committee is made up of three head coaches from each of the AFCA’s nine districts, one of whom serves as a district chairman, along with another head coach who serves as the chairman of the selection committee. The coaches in each district are responsible for ranking the top players in their respective districts prior to a conference call between the district chairmen and the committee chairman on which the team is chosen.

AFCA NAIA Player Selection History: NAIA players who were selected to AFCA All-America teams were named to the AFCA College Division team from 1967-71. In 1972, the AFCA College Division was split to College I and College II.  Players from NAIA Division I teams were placed in AFCA College I, while players from NAIA Division II were placed in AFCA College II.  That process lasted until 1996, when College I and College II were renamed Division II and Division III.  From 1996-2005, all NAIA players who were selected as Coaches’ All-Americans were placed on the AFCA Division II team. In 2006, the AFCA started selecting an NAIA-only team.

Top Teams: Georgetown (Ky.) has been represented a total of 17 times by 14 players on AFCA Coaches’ All-America Teams to lead all schools in NAIA. Trailing Georgetown (Ky.) are: Carroll (Mont.) (16/15), Morningside (8/8), Saint Xavier (7/7), Baker (6/6), Southern Oregon (6/6), Missouri Valley (6/5), Montana Tech (6/5), Northwestern (Iowa) (6/5), Saint Francis (Ind.) (6/5), St. Ambrose (5/5), Bethel (Tenn.) (5/4), MidAmerica Nazarene (5/4), Dakota Welseyan (4/4), Grand View (4/4), Jamestown (4/4), Benedictine (Kan.) (4/3), Ottawa (4/3) and St. Francis (Ill.) (4/3).

First Time School: Placekicker Kenny Zoeller of Concordia (Neb.) and Jon-Michael Bergeron of Tabor have earned All-America honors for their schools, for the first time, in 2012.

Consecutive Years: Carroll (Mont.) has had at least one player named to the AFCA NAIA Coaches’ All-America Team for eightstraight seasons, from 2005 to present, the longest streak by any team in NAIA. Following Carroll (Mont.) are Morningside and Saint Xavier with seven straight selections (2006-present).

Repeat After Me: Jordan Carlson of Northwestern (Iowa) and Dexter Davis of Friends earned AFCA NAIA Coaches’ All-America honors for the second consecutive season in 2012.
Georgetown (Ky.) has had the most repeat selections with three players (Clay Hamblen, DB, 2006-07; Chris Reed, OL, 1987-88; and Chris Hogan, DL, 1991-92).
Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Johnny Bailey is the only player to earn Coaches’ All-America honors in four consecutive years at any level. Bailey was a four-year pick at running back in 1986-87-88-89 in Division II.

Class Distinction: This year’s AFCA NAIA Coaches’ All-America Team is made up of 17 seniors, five juniors and three sophomores.

Two Players, Two Schools: Punter Mark Bounds and placekicker Greg Zuerlein are the only players to earn Coaches’ All-America honors at two different schools. Bounds was named to the AFCA College Division I team in 1990 while playing for West Texas A&M. He transferred to Texas Tech after West Texas dropped football and earned I-A All-America honors as a Red Raider in 1991. Zuerlein was named to the Division II Coaches’ All-America Team in 2009 while playing for Nebraska-Omaha. He transferred to Missouri Western State after Nebraska-Omaha dropped its football program and earned Division II honors in 2011 as a Griffon.


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