A standout defensive player for the Prairie Fire
football team has earned two more postseason honors following another
outstanding year on the gridiron.
Senior Mike Hendrick has been named to the
D3football.com 2012 All-West Region Team Third Team Defense and
Beyond Sports Network's (BSN) 2012 Honorable Mention All-American
Team at linebacker.
Hendrick was selected last month as a member of the 2012 All-Midwest
Conference First Team as a linebacker after leading the league in
tackles with 133, the third-most in the country, and 13.3 tackles per
Hendrick was a D3football.com All-West Region Team Second Team
Defense pick after the 2011 season.He was also a member of
D3football.com's 2012 preseason Second Team All-American squad as a
In addition, Hendrick was named to the 2011 All-Midwest Conference
First Team Defense and the 2011 BSN All-American Second Team
Defense.He led the nation with 157 tackles and 15.7 tackles per game
in 2011, earning an NCAA statistical champion plaque.
Hendrick garnered 2012 preseason All-American first team defense
honors from BSN and USA Football News as well.
Hendrick and some of the other top seniors in NCAA Division III are
in Salem, Virginia preparing for the D-3 Senior Classic.The game will
be played on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Salem Stadium, the site of the
annual Stagg Bowl.