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Brady football players earn D2-9 post-season honors

Seven Brady football players have received post-season recognition from coaches of the six teams in the D2-9 football district.

The eight selections were the second highest number earned by one team behind nine by district champion Medicine Valley.

Four different Eagles earned the highest honor possible, being named to the first team on either offense or defense.

Senior Sawyer Burke had three first-team honors. He was voted to the offensive first team as running back and the defensive first team as punt returner with a defensive second team spot as safety.

Burke finished the 2011 season with 1,027 yards rushing, 185 yards receiving, 63 total tackles and six interceptions.

Fellow seniors Ryan Porter and Tyler Egenberger recieved two all-district nominations each.

Porter was named to the defensive first team as a lineman and offensive second team, also as a lineman.

Porter ended the season with 91 tackles including 11 sacks, two fumble recoveries, two blocked punts and two blocked field goals.

Egenberger was named to the first team defense as a lineman and second team offense as a tight end.

Defensively, Egenberger ended the year with 59 tackles including seven for loss. On offense, he had 16 receptions for 171 yards.

Lincoln Blede was also named to the defense first team as a linebacker. In his senior season, Blede had 94 tackles including eight for loss.

Senior Tyler Kleinow and junior Michael Neiman each earned second team honors.

Kleinow was named to the second team offense as running back. He accumulated 624 yards rushing on 67 carries.

Neiman earned second team defense as linebacker with 60 tackles including eight sacks.

Tyrel Grasz, a senior linebacker, made the all-district list as honorable mention.

The Eagles finished the season with a 6-3 record in the first round of the state playoffs.

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