Weich And Daniel Selected To All-Region Team
Posted: 30 November, 2012
WAYNE - Randy Weich and Richard Daniel of Wayne State College were selected to the Daktronics Super Region #3 All-Region Football Team announced Thursday afternoon. Weich was named First Team punter and now advances to the All-American ballot while Daniel was a Second Team selection on defense.
The team is voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) from Super Region #3 that is comprised of teams in the Great American Conference (GAC), the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC), the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).
Weich, a 6-2 250 pound senior punter from Pierce, Nebraska, was a Second Team Daktronics Super Region #3 selection last season. He was named NSIC South Division First Team Punter for a third straight season earlier this month after leading the NSIC in punting for a third straight year averaging 44.8 yards per punt. Weich ranks third nationally in punt average and had 16 punts of 50 yards or more and 13 punts inside the 20 yard line. He owns virtually all punting records at WSC and had a season-best 85 yard boot at Sioux Falls on November 10th.
Daniel, a 6-1 225 pound senior defensive end from Papillion-LaVista High School, was a NSIC South Division First Team Defense selection for a third straight season while racking up some impressive defensive numbers to be named NSIC Defensive Player of the Year. He led the NSIC in fumbles forced (6), tied for third in fumbles recovered (3), was fourth in sacks with eight for 40 yards and tied for fifth in tackles for loss with 14.5 for 65 yards. Daniel was the fourth leading tackler on the Wildcat defense this season and finished his career ranked fifth all-time with 28 career sacks. Earlier this month Daniel also received the NSIC Glen Galligan Award that is given to a student-athlete who is academically superior while making a positive contribution to his institution.
Wayne State finished the 2012 season with a 6-5 record. It was the sixth straight winning season for the Wildcats, the first time that has happened in the 97 year history of Wayne State football. WSC loses 16 seniors from this year’s team.