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Nourse Named AP First Team All-American

Lindsey Branch, UMW Sports Information

The Associated Press (AP) NAIA All-American teams were released on Wednesday and freshman Eli Nourse earned First Team All-American honors. This is the first All-American honor of Nourse's young career. The AP All-American teams are selected by a panel of sports writers and sports information directors.

Nourse, a freshman wide receiver from Dillon, Mont., was in the top of all receiving categories for the Frontier Conference. He averaged 107.8 receiving yards per game, good for third in the NAIA. He also led the conference with 12 touchdowns.

He also broke numerous records this season including total receptions in a season (90), yards per punt return (20.9) and longest punt return for a touchdown (85 yards).

Nourse was third in the NAIA for total receptions, fourth in total yards, and eighth in touchdowns.

He was also named first team all-conference and earned conference special teams player of the week honors back on Oct. 30.

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