Montana Tech running back Nolan Saraceni has been named to the College Football Yearbook’s 2016 starting lineup. The organization announced the news on Tuesday.
College Football Yearbook’s starting lineup is the organization’s version of an all-American team. Saraceni was joined by Oredigger teammate Ryan Stemple, an offensive lineman.
Montana Tech was one of only four NAIA programs in the country to have multiple athletes honored.
Saraceni, a Billings Senior grad, finished 2015 with 1,683 rushing yards and 1,820 all-purpose yards. He rushed for 19 touchdowns while catching one more and throwing for yet another. Saraceni was rewarded by the American Football Coaches Association as a first team all-American selection.
Stemple is a Missoula Big Sky graduate who helped pave the way for the leading rush offense in the Frontier Conference last season. Tech produced an average of 275 yards per game on the ground, which ranked sixth in the nation.
Southern Oregon’s Julius Rucker joined College of Idaho athletes Marcus Lenhardt and Nate Moore as Frontier Conference athletes selected to the College Football Yearbook starting lineup.