Weich And Daniel Named To D2Football.com All-America Team
Posted: 17 January, 2013
WAYNE - Wayne State College seniors Randy Weich and Richard Daniel have been named to the D2Football.com All-America Team released Thursday morning. Weich was selected Second Team All-America punter while Daniel earned honorable mention honors as a defensive lineman. The D2Football.com All-America Team was selected by the staff of D2Football.com with input from coaches, scouts, media members and sports information directors from around the country. D2Football.com has named an All-America Team since its inception in 2000.
It's the fifth All-American honor for Weich this year, who was named AFCA All-American First Team punter, Daktronics All-American Second Team, BSN (Beyond Sports Network) Division II All-America Second Team and Associated Press Little All-America Second Team in December.
Weich, a 6-2 250 pound senior 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 ranked 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, including the top three single season averages and a school record 95 yard punt vs. Augustana in 2010. He was also a Daktronics and Don Hansen Football Gazette Super Region #3 First Team selection this season and played in the All-American Bowl December 22nd at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He finished his Wildcat career with an average of 44.5 yards per punt over three seasons at Wayne State.
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. 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.