UMW News BureauEight Bulldogs were named to the 2009 Frontier Conference all-conference football team. Bulldog Chad Schira was also named to the American Football Coaches Association NAIA Coaches' All-America Team. By Wally Feldt
Senior linebacker Chad Schira was named the co-defensive player of the year on the 2009 Frontier Conference all-conference football team released on Monday. Schira led the Frontier Conference in tackles this season with 112. He shares the honor with Carroll College linebacker Thomas Dolan. p>
Also earning first team honors were senior wide receiver Craigh Cornelius and junior defensive back Andy Roberts. p>
Earning second team honors were sophomore offensive tackle Justin Cossey, senior center Hone Roback, junior wide receiver Kahai Sevilla and sophomore nose tackle Penisoni Tuifua. Sevilla earned honors as both a wide receiver and a kick return specialist. p>
In addition to his all-conference honors, Chad Schira was just named to the 2009 AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) NAIA Coaches’ All-America Team. p>
The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently names teams in all five of its divisions. These are the only teams chosen exclusively by the coaches themselves. p>
Schira is the first Montana Western player to be selected to the AFCA team. p>
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