Findlay, Ohio – A pair of players have earned Associated Press DII All-American honors on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Seniors Andrew Alten and Aaron Ivory were named in the release, each earning a spot on the second team.
Alten, the Great Midwest Offensive Lineman of the Year and AFCA first team all-American, anchored an offensive line that, prior to his injury in week nine, protected its quarterback better than any o-line in the country, allowing just 0.33 sacks per game at that time. In Alten's nine games, Findlay rushed for 292.3 yards per game (fourth in the country), scored 47.7 points per game (third in the country), and picked up 248 first downs (second in the country). His efforts helped lead an Oilers offense that was one of just two teams in the country in any division to post 250+ yards of rushing offense and passing offense (the other was Ohio State).
Ivory, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, earned second team honors after putting together one of the seasons of any safety in the country. The senior recorded 36 tackles and had three tackles-for-loss, but it was his pass defense that made him stand out. Ivory recorded six pass breakups including five interceptions over the course of the season. He also tied a school record with three interception returns for touchdowns all while helping lead a defense that held opponents to an eight-year program low, 19.2 points per game.