Two Eagles selected

Lindholm and Taylor

CHADRON – Chadron State College's Kevin Lindholm and Trelan Taylor have each been placed on the Daktronics 2012 All-Super Region 4 Football First Team, which was announced Thursday.

In addition, Chadron State left tackle Garrett Gilkey and defensive end Keifer Burke were named to the second team.

The teams, which are sponsored by Daktronics, are voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Both Lindholm and Taylor will advance to the national ballot.

Lindholm, a senior linebacker from Eads, Colo., and a three-time Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference First Team selection, led the Eagles with 122 tackles this season. He added 20.5 tackles for a loss and he also had 4.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries.

He was named the RMAC Defensive Player of the Year and finished his career with 299 tackles, the ninth most in school history. His 37.5 tackles for loss in his career ranks him fifth at CSC.

Taylor, a junior safety from San Diego, finished the season as the RMAC leader in interceptions with eight and he was the Eagles' third-leading tackler with 74. He also forced two fumbles and was named to the all-conference first team on defense and the all-conference third team at punt returner.

For the season, Taylor averaged 12.2 yards on 22 punt returns and he tied a school record by scoring on an 86-yard punt return. He also returned an interception for a touchdown and compiled 376 all-purpose yards.

Ashland quarterback Taylor Housewright is the Super Region 4 Offensive Player of the Year, while Ethan Westbrooks, a defensive end from West Texas A&M, is the Defensive Player of the Year.

The RMAC led all conferences in Super Region 4 with 17 selections.

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