Franklin’s Ray Named D3football.com First-Team All-America

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GREENWOOD, IN. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has placed four athletes on the D3football.com All-America team.  Franklin College quarterback Kyle Ray (Trafalgar, Ind./Indian Creek) was selected as a member of the first-team offense, while Franklin offensive lineman Chad Schenkel (Carmel, Ind./H.S.) was selected as a member of the third-team offensive squad.  Anderson’s Jared Millikan (New Castle, Ind./H.S.) and Defiance’s Kyle Longsdorf (London, Ohio/H.S.) earned a spot on the third-team defense.

Ray and Schenkel guided the Grizzlies to an 8-0 conference record during the regular season and earned a spot on the All-HCAC first-team. Ray, a senior quarterback for FC, finished the year completing 69.9% of his passes for 3,104 yards and 35 touchdowns to earn the HCAC Offensive Most Valuable Player award.  Ray was also one of four finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy during the 2010 season.  Schenkel, a senior center for the Grizzlies, anchored the Franklin offensive line as FC led the HCAC with 474.3 yards and 45.6 points per game.

Anderson junior defensive back Jared Millikan guided the Ravens to a 3-5 conference record during the regular season and earned a spot on the All-HCAC first-team.  Millikan finished the season with 34 tackles, 11 interceptions and 10 pass breakups, including three touchdowns on returns. He led the nation in interceptions and interception returns for touchdowns.

Defiance senior safety Kyle Longsdorf led the Yellow Jackets defensive unit as the purple and gold placed second in the conference standings.  The senior was named the HCAC Defensive Most Valuable Player this season and led all NCAA Division III defensive backs with 139 tackles during the regular season.  Along with setting a career high in stops, Longsdorf added 4.5 sacks, four interceptions and eight passes defended to anchor the Yellow Jacket defensive unit.

The HCAC quartet was among 103 athletes to earn the honor.  The D3football.com All-Americans were named on Saturday afternoon during Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl festivities.