Glen Clinton and Shea Koch were the playmakers for Chadron State this season.
Clinton, a senior from Cody, Wyo., rushed for 1,518 yards to lead the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference by more than 380 yards and gained 1,923 all-purpose yards, 660 more yards than anyone in the league.
Koch, a senior linebacker from Custer, S.D., had the 10th-best tackling season in school history, finishing with 127 stops.
“We're going to miss them both,” Chadron coach Jay Long said.
The pair, who led the Eagles to an 8-3 record and a second-place finish in the RMAC, are the honorary captains of The World-Herald's All-Nebraska Division II football team.
Clinton was tabbed as the RMAC preseason player of the year. At season's end, he was named to the Daktronics and Beyond Sports Network All-America second teams and the AP Little All-America third team.
He ranked 10th nationally in rushing yards and rushing yards per game and 14th in all-purpose yardage.
Clinton, the second-leading rusher in CSC history with 4,656 yards and just the second player in school history to gain more than 6,000 all-purpose yards, also had 43 receptions for 405 yards, scored 14 touchdowns and had seven runs of 50 yards or more. He also is a two-time academic All-American who is considering going to medical school.
“He was a great all-around back. He blocked well, he ran the ball extremely well and he also caught the ball out of the backfield for us,” Long said. “In tough games, he was the guy we leaned on as a team.”
Koch had 23 tackles in one game this season, the second-highest ever for an Eagle defensive player.
“Koch was just a real solid football player who has a great nose for the ball and always seemed to be in the right position,” Long said.
Long said Koch was an example of how far hard work and perseverance will take you.
“He was a guy who each year kept working hard and ended up being one of the top linebackers in our league,” Long said.
WR: Nathan Ross, Chadron State, Sr.
WR: Adam Stark, Wayne State, Jr.
TE: Cody Roes, Chadron State, Sr.
OL: Cole Manhart, Nebraska-Kearney, Jr.
OL: Sam Parker, Chadron State, Jr.
OL: Brent Schlote, Wayne State, Sr.
OL: Jake McCrary, Chadron State, Sr.
QB: Jonn McLain, Chadron State, Jr.
RB: Glen Clinton, Chadron State, Sr.
RB: Charlie Davidson, Wayne State, Sr.
Honorary captain: Glen Clinton, Chadron State
DL: Jeff Van Den Top, Wayne State, Jr.
DL: Jason Wilcox, Nebraska-Kearney, Sr.
DL: Dillon Breinig, Chadron State, Jr.
DL: Zach Sandstrom Chadron State, Jr.
LB: Kellen Werner, Nebraska-Kearney, Sr.
LB: Shea Koch, Chadron State, Sr.
LB: Nick Monzu, Wayne State, Jr.
LB: Dylan Furrier, Chadron State, So.
DB: Austan Pomajzl, Wayne State, Sr.
DB: Lane Haller, Chadron State, Jr.
DB: Trelan Taylor, Chadron State, Sr.
DB: Ryan Wood, Chadron State, Fr.
Honorary captain: Shea Koch, Chadron State
K: Randy Wentz, Chadron State, Fr.
P: Zach Smith, Chadron State, Fr.
KR: Tonev Abraham, Wayne State, Jr.
PR: Michael Madkins, Chadron State, Jr.
Honorable mention: Mike Lorenzo, Chadron State; Matt Bowman, Romero Cotton, Yatta Kiles, Tyke Kozeal, Pete Trausch, UNK; Tyler DeWit, Wayne State