Release courtesy of Eureka College athletic communications
WACO, Texas – Eureka College senior running back Le'Anthony Reasnover (Momence, Ill./Momence H.S.) has been selected to the American Football Coaches Association Division III Coaches' All-America First Team, according to a Monday morning announcement. Reasnover is a repeat AFCA honoree after earning Second Team honors as a junior in 2017.
Monday's announcement adds to Reasnover's growing list of 2018 achievements. He was one of 13 semifinalists for the prestigious Gagliardi Trophy awarded to the top player in Division III. He was named a preseason All-American and a postseason All-Region honoree by D3football.com and also voted Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Offensive Player of the Year after an outstanding senior campaign, rushing for 2,187 yards and 40 touchdowns.
The AFCA has selected an All-America team every year since 1945. The AFCA's Division III All-America Selection Committee is made up of three head coaches from each of the AFCA's eight districts, one of whom serves as a district chairman, along with another head coach who serves as the chairman of the selection committee.
The coaches in each district are responsible for ranking the top players in their respective districts prior to a conference call between the district chairmen and the committee chairman on which the team is chosen.
Reasnover ran for 125 yards or more in all 10 of the Red Devils' regular-season contests, including five 200-yard games and back-to-back 300-yard games at Concordia (Wis.) on Oct. 27 and Lakeland on Nov. 3. Reasnover broke the single-game NACC record with five rushing touchdowns against Wisconsin Lutheran on Oct. 6 and went on to match his own record in each of the next four weekends.
He finished the 10-game regular season as the NCAA Division III leader in rushing touchdowns and total points scored. His final scoring total of 252 fell eight points shy of tying the single-season Division III record.
In all, Reasnover finished his 41-game career as the owner or more than a dozen school records, including all-time marks in rushing attempts (1,056), rushing yards (6,036), rushing touchdowns (95), total touchdowns (99) and points scored (600). He also owns single-season Eureka records in rushing yards (2,187), rushing touchdowns (40) and points scored (252). Reasnover's single-game records were set with 355 rushing yards against St. Scholastica on Oct. 28, 2017 and seven touchdowns at Martin Luther on Nov. 4, 2017.
He was the 10th player in NCAA Division III history to reach the 6,000-yard plateau and his 600 career points were third-most in Division III history.
Eureka football student-athletes have received 12 All-America selections from various organizations since 1991, including an Associated Press Little All-America Second Team selection for current head coach Kurt Barth in 1996.