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NSU’s Gary McKnight Jr. earns Don Hansen All-American Honors

Published 3/22/18

BROOKFIELD, Ill. – The postseason accolades continue for Gary McKnight Jr. who was named on Thursday as an All-American Honorable Mention by the Don Hansen Football Committee.  

The Northeastern State senior wide receiver capped a two-year career with 1846 yards on 90 receptions, which landed him third in reception yardage in NSU's NCAA Division II era.   During his senior season McKnight was second in the MIAA with 1,029 yards, and had 11 touchdowns.  The native Lawton, Okla. was also 19th in the nation in total yardage and seventh with 21.89 yards per reception.

McKnight was a two-time All-MIAA selection and caught 21 touchdowns for the RiverHawks.

The Don Hansen team carries out the legacy of long-time small college football advocate Don Hansen, who passed away at age 75 on Aug. 29, 2010. Hansen, from Brookfield, Ill., started and published Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette for three decades, selecting NCAA Division II All-America teams for the first time in 1988.  Don Hansen's Football Gazette began selecting Division II All-Region squads in 2003.

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