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December 7, 2011

2011 Season - Football names 2011 award winners

Senior David Lee won the offensive MVP award for the 2011 Augustana football season. It was the third straight season that Lee was named the Vikings' offensive MVP.

Sophomore linebacker Erik Westerberg (York HS, Elmhurst, Ill.) has been named the Most Valuable Player for the 2011 Augustana football team. He also was chosen as the Viking's defensive MVP. Senior quarterback David Lee (Springfield HS, Springfield, Ill.) was named offensive MVP, and junior punter Arnie Fitzwater (Waterford Union, Waterford, Wisc.) was tabbed as the special teams' MVP.

Westerberg, a CoSIDA and Capital One first team all-district and second team academic All-American, as well as first team All-CCIW honoree led the Viking defense this year. The 6'3”, 200-pound sophomore finished with a team high 106 tackles, including 72 solo stops and 34 assists, both team highs. This put him at eighth in the nation in solo tackles and tied for 34th in total tackles. In CCIW play, Westerberg's 10.3 tackles per game was the highest average of any CCIW player. Westerberg also had two tackles for loss and one interception on the year.

Lee, a team captain, saw his illustrious career at Augustana end, but not before he entrenched himself in the record books. A three-time team offensive MVP, Lee set eight school passing and total offense records during his time here, including career pass completions (515) and attempts (839) as well as single-season marks for passing yards (2,411), pass completions (195), pass attempts (317) and total offense (2,665). Lee also holds single-game standards for pass completions with 28 (three times) and passing yards (429). This season Lee completed 165 of 282 attempts (58.5%) for 1,713 yards. He had nine touchdowns while being intercepted only seven times this season, giving him 37 touchdown passes for his career. The 6'3”, 219-pound Lee also ran for 154 yards and four touchdowns on 67 attempts, finishing fourth on the team in total rushing yards. Lee was also named a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell trophy and chosen to play in the 2011 Tazon de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) on Saturday, December 17th in Puebla, Mexico.

Fitzwater had a career year after focusing solely on punting this season. A first team All-CCIW pick, Fitzwater led the conference with a gross average of 41.0 yards per kick in league play and a net average of 36.9 yards. Including the entire season, his 40.5 yard gross (12th in the nation) and 36.0 net (which placed Augustana 6th in the nation as a team) were outstanding. Fitzwater also held some kickoff duties, averaging 52.4 yards on 15 kickoffs.

Freshman wide receiver and kick returner Antonio Owens (Naperville North HS, Naperville, Ill.) was awarded Newcomer of the Year. During the season he was very busy rushing, receiving and returning kicks. He finished with 129 yards on 29 attempts rushing (4.4 yard average). He also was the fourth leading receiver on the team, catching 15 passes for 155 yards (10.3 yard average). He also was a top five kick-returner in the CCIW, averaging 16.5 yards per return. During the season, he returned a total of 24 kicks for 408 yards, an average of 17.0 yards per return.

Senior captain Cody Wickenhauser (Tri-Valley HS, Downs, Ill.) was named the Jerry Freck Most Inspirational Award winner. The 5'11”, 230-pound linebacker played in nine games and recorded 25 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss. He had 18 solo stops to go along with seven assists. Wickenhauser also had one quarterback hit and one fumble recovery on the season. Wickenhauser's award is named for the late Jerry Freck, who was the Augustana team manager in the late 1970's and it symbolizes the intangible concept of being a team player and contributing wherever possible to the success of the Vikings.

The Vikings finished 2-8 in 2011 and tied for fifth in the CCIW at 2-5.

2011 AUGUSTANA VIKINGS FOOTBALL LETTERWINNERS

NO

NAME

POS

HT

WT

YR

HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL

1

Armin Batang*

WR

5-10

160

Fr

Northbrook, Illinois/Glenbrook North

2

AJ Hoger***

RB

5-7

163

Sr

Cary, Illinois/Cary Grove

3

Robert Mago***

DB

5-9

180

Jr

Cary, Illinois/Cary Grove

4

Nate Pena***

RB

5-8

207

Jr

Bolingbrook, Illinois/Neuqua Valley

5

Caleb Nickels*

LB

5-10

185

Fr

Northridge, California/Sierra Canyon

7

Sean Walker**

DB

5-10

180

So

Annawan, Illinois/Annawan

8

Antonio Owens*

WR

5-9

165

Fr

Naperville, Illinois/North

10

Nick Welch**

QB

6-3

200

Jr

Oswego, Illinois/HS

11

Ben Hall****

DB

6-0

200

Sr

Normal, Illinois/University

12

Zachary McCullough****

WR

6-2

195

Sr

St. Charles, Illinois/North

15

David Lee***(C)

QB

6-3

219

Sr

Springfield, Illinois/HS

16

Brady Rogers*

K/P

5-11

165

Fr

Aurora, Colorado/Cherokee Trail

17

Torre Harrell*

WR

6-1

165

Fr

Bloomington, Illinois/HS

18

Erik Reibel*

WR

5-11

195

Sr

McHenry, Illinois/Marian Central

20

Tyler Trimberger***

RB

5-9

195

Sr

Chatham, Illinois/Chatham-Glenwood

22

Joe Spindler**

LB

6-0

195

Jr

Rockton, Illinois/Hononegah

23D

Tim Maroder*

WR

6-0

195

Fr

Elgin, Illinois/Central

23

Taylor Joehl**

WR

5-10

190

Sr

Arenzville, Illinois/Concord-Triopia

25

Mitch McGilliard****

OLB

6-0

200

Sr

Naperville, Illinois/Neuqua Valley

27

Matt Glawe***

DB

5-10

195

Sr

Winfield, Illinois/Wheaton Warrenville South

28

Mack Gray****

DB

5-7

190

Sr

Chicago, Illinois/Simeon Career Academy

29

Eric Chandler**

RB

5-9

212

So

Cary, Illinois/Cary Grove

30

Danny Hess****

OLB

5-7

180

Sr

Naperville, Illinois/North

31

Bo Goshorn*

DB

6-2

180

Fr

Romeoville, Illinois/HS

32

Brett McWilliams*

RB

6-2

220

Jr

Roscoe, Illinois/Hononegah

33

Arnie Fitzwater***

K

6-3

205

Jr

Waterford, Wisconsin/Waterford Union

34

Benjamin Hodges*

RB

5-8

190

Fr

Elburn, Illinois/St. Charles North

35

Jack Gilleland***

TE

6-1

240

Sr

McHenry, Illinois/Marian Central

36

Sean Lanham*

K

5-8

180

Fr

Lake St. Louis, Missouri/Wentzville Holt

38

Luke Anderson*

DE

6-5

250

Jr

Lemont, Illinois/HS

39

Dylan Smith*

LB

5-11

210

So

Yorkville, Illinois/Aurora Christian

41

Erik Westerberg**

LB

6-3

211

So

Elmhurst, Illinois/York

42

Mike O'Donoghue**

OLB

6-1

200

So

Mundelein, Illinois/HS

43

Ryan Coleman*

LB

6-2

225

So

Carol Stream, Illinois/Wheaton North

44

Pete Schimeck***

DE

6-1

240

Sr

Naperville, Illinois/Benet Academy

45

Joe Weber**

LB

6-2

240

Jr

South Elgin, Illinois/Marmion Academy

46

Grant Ollenburger***

OLB

6-2

210

Sr

Evergreen Park, Illinois/HS

47

John Draminski***

LB

6-0

207

Jr

Kewanee, Illinois/Wethersfield

48

Sean Mulholland**

TE

6-2

221

So

Clinton, Iowa/HS

49

Shane Holl***

DE

6-2

255

Sr

North Aurora, Illinois/Batavia

50

Erik Hansen*

LB

6-0

225

Jr

Elmhurst, Illinois/Immaculate Conception

51

Andrew O'Reilly***

LB

6-0

220

Jr

Elgin, Illinois/Driscoll Catholic

54

Will Hass*

DL

6-3

249

So

Algonquin, Illinois/Marian Central Catholic

55

James Stratton*

LB

6-1

225

So

Sherrard, Illinois/HS

56

Anthony Roome*

OL

6-2

280

Fr

Geneseo, Illinois/HS

57

Sean McIntyre*

DE

6-2

230

Fr

Genoa, Illinois/Genoa-Kingston

58

Cody Wickenhauser****(C)

LB

5-11

227

Sr

Downs, Illinois/Tri-Valley

59

Alex Anderson*

DE

6-2

255

Fr

Geneseo, Illinois/HS

61

Kelly Clennon****

OL

6-2

265

Sr

Naperville, Illinois/Joliet Catholic

63

Trace Wingo**

OL

6-2

285

So

Crystal Lake, Illinois/South

64

Adam Lang**

OL

6-2

280

Sr

Rock Island, Illinois/HS

66

Kevon Rivers**

OL

6-1

253

Jr

Chicago, Illinois/Uplift Community

67

Eric Link*

OL

6-3

275

So

Aledo, Illinois/Sherrard

70

John Seaman*

DE

6-5

240

Fr

Munster, Indiana/HS

72

Mike Kautz**

OL

6-4

265

Jr

East Moline, Illinois/Alleman

74

Derek King**

OL

6-1

290

Jr

New Boston, Illinois/Westmer

80

Jordan Peart****

WR

6-0

200

Sr

Bull Valley, Illinois/Marian Central

81

Jason Wagner****

WR

6-1

207

Sr

Elgin, Illinois/Burlington

83

Derek Schneeman***

WR

6-2

190

Jr

Streator, Illinois/HS

85

Tommy Harvey*

TE

6-2

213

Sr

Wilmette, Illinois/New Trier

86

Marty Resner**

TE

6-2

240

Jr

Montgomery, Illinois/Oswego

88

Nick Krantz**

WR

6-1

195

So

Moline, Illinois/HS

89

Keith Abbey***

TE

6-4

225

Sr

Park Forest, Illinois/Rich East

90

Jacob Benner*

LB

6-4

185

Fr

Batavia, Illinois/HS

97

Matt Franzen***

TE

6-2

242

Sr

Chicago, Illinois/Niles Notre Dame

99

Carl Hartweg*

DL

6-3

270

So

Carthage, Illinois/Illini West