Dylan Heithoff Earns Pre-Season Football Honors
July 25, 2012 by lmorgan
Junior-to-be Dylan Heithoff has been named a West Region NAIA Preseason All-Star by USA Football News.
The outside linebacker and Elgin native is one of 16 student-athletes from the Great Plains Athletic Conference selected to receive the designation.
“Dylan is a guy we expect to be one of the top defensive players in the conference,” head football coach Vance Winter said. “He has an ability to make impact plays and our defensive coaches will put him in a great position to be that type of player.”
The 6-foot-5, 245-pound Heithoff recorded 42 tackles, 9.5 for loss, and forced one fumble in 2011.
His three sacks tied for third most on the team.
Following the 2011 season, Heithoff earned GPAC Second Team All-Conference honors.
A 2010 graduate of Pope John Central Catholic High School, he is the son of Gene Heithoff and Colleen Rossow.