Two Eagles honored

Gilkey and Lindholm

CHADRON- Garrett Gilkey, a senior from Sandwich, Ill., and Kevin Lindholm, a senior from Eads, Colo., have been named first team All-Americans by D2Football.com.

Gilkey, a 6-foot-7, 320-pound left tackle, was a three- year starter for the Eagles. Gilkey is rated as the fourth best prospect in Division II by D2football.com

Lindholm, a 6-2, 220-pound linebacker, led the Eagles with 122 tackles, including 20.5 for loss in 2012. This is Lindholm's fourth All-American accolade.

Trelan Taylor, a junior safety from San Diego, was named honorable mention for the All-America team.

The Offensive Player of the Year is Michael Hill, a running back from Missiouri Western. The Defensive Player of the Year is Brandon Williams, a defensive tackle from Missouri Southern.

David Deal of national champion Valdosta State is the Coach of the Year.

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