July 12, 2013
Erik Westerberg, Eric Chandler and Kyle Snow earn pre-season All-America honors
|Kyle Snow, along with teammates Erik Westerberg and Eric Chandler, were recently named to USA Football's pre-season All-America Team.|
Three Augustana football players have been named to USA Football's pre-season 2013 All-America Team. Erik Westerberg (York HS, Elmhurst, Ill.), a senior linebacker, was named to the first team on defense. Eric Chandler (Cary Grove HS, Cary, Ill.), a senior running back, was named to the second team offense while fellow senior wide receiver Kyle Snow (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Wheaton, Ill.) was named to the fourth team.
Westerberg, a second team CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American in 2012 for the second year in a row, ranked 14th in the nation in Division III with 118 total tackles. That number was also tops in the CCIW and marked the second year in a row in which Westerberg led the conference in tackles. In addition, Westerberg won the CCIW "Defensive Player of the Year" award, the first time an Augustana player has won the award since 2005. He is the son of Annette and Peter Westerberg.
Chandler, a second team All-CCIW performer last year, led the Vikings in rushing with 718 yards and 5 touchdowns putting him at fourth and tied for fourth in the conference for running backs, respectively. Chandler also completed two of three pass attempts including one touchdown. He ranked fifth on the team in receiving yards with 166 as well. He is the son of Susan and Mark Chandler.
Snow, who joined Chandler on the All-CCIW second team, finished the season second on the team in receiving yards with 302. He also carried the ball for Vikings, finishing with 17 attempts and 97 yards. Snow was a very valuable asset in the return game as well. He was the main punt returner for Augustana last year, ending the season with 13 attempts and 107 yards, including a season long return of 28 yards. He is the son of Lisa and Robert Snow.
Written by student assistant Leo Anderson