November 23, 2010

MIAC announces 2010 football post-season awards

Broback earned first team all-conference for offense honors as a kicker and was named to the second team all-conference for defense team as a punter. Last year he earned All-MIAC second team honors.

He went 22-for-22 this season in PATs, marking the second consecutive season in which a Piper kicker has been perfect in extra-point attempts. Derek Johnson '10 accomplished the feat last year by going 27-for-27.

Broback also made 6-of-8 field goal attempts this season, including a long of 42 yards. He averaged 52.2 yards/kickoff as he tallied 1672 yards on 32 kickoffs. He had just one kick out-of-bounds and only one touchback.

As a punter, Broback averaged 36.9 yards/punt in 51 punts totaling 1881 yards. He had a long punt of 55 yards, four over 50-yards, and pinned Piper opponents inside the 20 yard-line eight times.

Following the Augsburg game early in the season, Broback was named the MIAC special teams player of the week.

Alex House (Sr., Champlin, Minn.) landed a pair of spots on the second team all-conference for offense team as a wide receiver and a utility player. This is House's second All-MIAC second team honor in his career.

House averaged 55.5 receiving yards/game. He had 53 catches for 555 yards, averaging 10.5 yards/catch. He had four receiving touchdowns this season.

On kick returns, House averaged 20.9 yards/return. He had 27 returns for a total of 565 yards with a long of 54 yards. On punt returns, House averaged 7.6 yards/return for a long of 23.

He led the team in all-purpose yards, averaging 117.5 yards/game for a total of 1175 yards.

Also earning second team all-conference for offense team honors was offensive lineman Derall King (Sr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.). This marked the third straight year King has been named to an All-MIAC list.

On the second team all-conference for defense squad, defensive lineman Eric Klaers (So., Elk River, Minn.) earned the honor in addition to to Broback.

Klaers had 40 tackles (21 solo, 19 assists) and an interception, which he returned for seven yards. He also had three pass break-ups.

As part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative, the MIAC announced the fifth annual All-MIAC Sportsmanship team for football. Members of the All-MIAC Sportsmanship team are selected by their coaches and teammates as individuals who demonstrate ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field of competition.

Anthony Iten (Sr., Fridely, Minn.) was named Hamline's representative to the All-MIAC sportsmanship team.