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College Sporting News National All-Stars, 9/14/2009
Quarterback Pat Grace of Northern Iowa, tailback Toddrick Pendland of McNeese State, South Dakota State linebacker Derek Domino, Bucknell specialist A.J. Kizekai, and Sam Houston State kicker Miguel Antonio are the recipients of College Sporting News national Football Championship Subdivision honors for the week ending Sept. 14.
Each of the honorees are listed here with their achievements and their school, position, height, weight, class and hometown.
Pat Grace, Northern Iowa, QB, 6-2, 240, Sr., Sioux City, IA
Grace accounted for 7 TDs, passed for 455 yards and led UNI to a 66-7 victory over South Dakota, while only playing only three plays into the second half. Grace passed for four scores and ran for three others in guiding the Panthers to a 52-7 lead with 8:23 left in the third quarter before departing the game. In addition to his 4 TD passes, Grace also had scoring runs of 1, 11 and 3 yards in the triumph. Grace’s total offense figure of 477 yards is fifth-best all-time in league history, while his passing yardage figure of 455 yards ranks No. 7 all-time.
Toddrick Pendland, McNeese State, TB, 5-10, 175, Sr., Newton, TX
Pendland became the first Cowboy to run for 100 yards and catch passes for 100 yards Saturday in the victory over the Mountaineers. The senior from Newton, Texas (Newton H.S.), carried the ball 19 times for 127 yards and a touchdown and added 10 catches for 121 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He scored a total of 20 points with three touchdowns and a two-point conversion. Pendland converted several key third-and-long and fourth-down situations, including a key play on a fourth-and-7 pass from quarterback Derrick Fourroux to keep the game winning drive alive in the final minute of play.
Derek Domino, South Dakota State, LB, 6-3, 230, Jr., Spring Lake Park, MN
Domino recorded a game-high 11 tackles, including a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss, in South Dakota State’s 44-6 victory over Georgia Southern on Sept. 19. It marked the first-ever win against Georgia Southern for South Dakota State (in four tries). Domino also recovered a fumble as SDSU forced four turnovers, notched nine sacks and held the Eagles to their lowest point total since 1995.
A.J. Kizekai, Bucknell, RB/RS, 5-9, 189, Sr., Pawtucket, RI
Kizekai posted his usual all around effort on Saturday, returning four kickoffs for 125 yards and a punt for 14 yards while amassing 199 all-purpose yards in Bucknell’s 26-23 win over Robert Morris. He moved into the Patriot League career top 10 with 4,747 all-purpose yards, which is fourth among all active FCS players. He also had a receiving touchdown that tied the game at 10 with two seconds left until halftime. It was Kizekai’s 11th game with more than 100 kickoff return yards. He earned his fourth Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week award, tied with three players for the most in League history.
Miguel Antonio, Sam Houston State, K, 5-10, 160, Fr., Lovelady, TX
In the Bearkats 48-45 victory over North Dakota State, Sam Houston State kicker Miguel Antonio went 6-for-6 on PAT and kicked field goals of 48 and 24 yards, the latter providing the winning points with 26 seconds remaining in the game. The true freshman from Lovelady, Texas (Lovelady H.S.), landed six of his kickoffs inside the North Dakota 5-yard line, helping give his defense excellent field position.