Trio of Vikings chosen for All-MWC football squad

Posted on: November 21st, 2013 by Joseph Vanden Acker

APPLETON, Wis. — Three Lawrence University football players have been selected for the All-Midwest Conference team.

Quarterback Luke Barthelmess (Appleton, Wis./Principia) and defensive back Sam Wagner (Salem, Wis./Burlington Catholic Central) were both chosen for the second team, and wide receiver Dan Dubnicka (Slinger, Wis./Slinger) received honorable mention.

Wagner was chosen for the all-conference team for the second consecutive year after receiving honorable mention in 2012. Wagner led the squad with 89 tackles, including 8.0 tackles for loss. Wagner, who finished fifth in the conference in tackles per game, also had one interception and six passes defensed. A two-way player, Wagner saw significant action at wide receiver. Wagner finished with 23 catches for 435 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged an impressive 18.9 yards per catch.

Barthelmess was chosen for the all-conference team for the first time while completing a record-setting career at quarterback. Barthelmess completed 193 of 346 passes for 2,133 yards and 14 touchdowns. He finished second in the league at 213.3 passing yards per game.

Barthelmess also ran 177 times for 889 yards and two touchdowns. Barthelmess, who averaged 5.0 yards per carry, finished eighth in the conference at 88.9 yards per game. Barthelmess also finished first in the league in total offense at 302.2 yards per game. Barthelmess also finished ninth in Lawrence history with 1,819 rushing yards.

Barthelmess, who is Lawrence’s career leader in a number of passing categories, completed 648 of 1,181 passes in his career. He finished fourth in conference history with 8,190 passing yards. Barthelmess’ 62 touchdown passes ranks seventh in league history.

Dubnicka was honored on the all-conference team for the first time. Dubnicka caught 49 passes for 662 yards and four touchdowns. He finished fourth in the conference at 4.9 catches per game and was fifth in the league at 66.2 receiving yards per game.

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