By Travis Morgan
(Sioux City, Iowa) – Morningside College's Byron Klauenberg, Austin Klett, and Kyle Schuck were all named to the 2013 Beyond Sports Network (BSN) NAIA All-America Football First-Team.
In addition to their three first-team selections, the Mustangs' Ryan Kasdorf and Joel McCabe were named to the BSN All-America Second Team and Josh Steinberg was a third-team selection.
Klauenberg, a 6-4, 285 lb. sophomore offensive tackle from Ogden, Iowa, and Steinberg, a 6-3, 290 lb. senior offensive center from Saint Ansgar, Iowa, were offensive line standouts for a Morningside team that was the third highest scoring team in the nation with an average of 45.5 points per game. Their blocking skills helped the Mustangs average 5.3 yards per rushing attempt and rank among the national leaders with averages of 262.1 yards rushing, 289.1 yards passing, and 551.2 yards total offense per game.
Klett, a 6-3, 230 lb. senior tight end from Everly, Iowa, finished the 2013 campaign with 11 pass receptions for 147 yards and four touchdowns for an average of 13.4 yards per catch. He was a BSN honorable mention All-American last season.
Schuck, a 6-2, 180 lb. senior wide receiver from Cherokee, Iowa, had one of the most prolific offensive seasons in Morningside history with 75 pass receptions for 1419 yards and 21 touchdowns for an average of 18.9 yards per catch. Schuck's 21 touchdown receptions tied a Morningside record previously set by Trae Johnson in 2005. His 1419 reception yards was the second highest single-season total in Morningside history, while his 75 receptions ranked seventh among the Mustangs all-time season bests.
Schuck, a third-team BSN All-American last year, finished his career with 173 receptions for 3008 yards and a school-record 47 touchdowns for an average of 17.4 yards per catch. Schuck, Morningside's all-time leader with 47 career touchdowns, ranks second in school history with his 3008 career reception yards and fifth with his 173 career receptions.
Kasdorf, a 6-1, 210 lb. junior quarterback from Newhall, Calif., was the NAIA national leader in passing efficiency with a rating of 192.5. He completed 223 of 324 pass attempts for 68.8 percent to break the former Morningside record of 67.7 percent by Ian Gilworth in 2006. Kasdorf passed for 3335 yards and 42 touchdowns and was the Mustangs' third leading rusher with 534 yards and four touchdowns in 108 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry. His 3335 yards passing was the fourth highest total in Morningside history. Kasdorf amassed 3869 yards total offense for an average of 322.4 yards per game.
McCabe, a 6-1, 225 lb. senior wide receiver from Jefferson, S.D., had 63 pass receptions for 866 yards and 12 touchdowns for an average of 13.7 yards per catch.
McCabe, who earned second-team BSN All-America honors for the second year in a row, finished his Morningside career with 193 receptions for 2508 yards and 33 touchdowns for an average of 13.0 yards per catch. He ranks fourth in Morningside history with 193 career receptions and fifth with 2508 career reception yards.