WSC's Weich And Daniel To Play In All-American Bowl
Posted: 07 December, 2012
WAYNE - Randy Weich and Richard Daniel of Wayne State College have been selected to play in the 17th annual All-American Bowl that will be held Saturday, December 22nd at 2:05 p.m. at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Players from NCAA Division IAA, Division II, Division III and NAIA will be participating in the contest.
Weich, a 6-2 250 pound senior punter from Pierce, Nebraska, was named NSIC South Division First Team Punter for a third straight season 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. He was a Daktronics Super Region #3 First Team selection this season and named 2011 Associated Press Little All-American First Team. Weich has already received one All-American honor this season, named to the 2012 BSN (Beyond Sports Network) All-America Second Team.
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. Last 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. Daniel was also named to the Daktronics Super Region #3 Second Team on defense.
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.