Waco, Texas – December 13, 2010 – The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced today its 2010 Division III Coaches’ All-America Team that included senior wide receiver Mike Preston (Euclid, Ohio / Euclid) of Heidelberg University.
Preston’s honor marks the first time that a student-athlete at the Berg has been named to the AFCA All-America Team in the history of the award. The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. What makes these teams so special is that they are the only ones chosen exclusively by the men who know the players the best - the coaches themselves.
In his final campaign, Preston led the Berg with 1,213 receiving yards on 76 receptions. He started all 10 games and hauled in 15 touchdown passes to lead the team as well. For the year he finished with 90 points to sit atop the team.
Within the Ohio Athletic Conference, Preston led the way with 7.60 receptions per game and an average of 121.3 yards an outing. He was second in receiving touchdowns.
The All-America honors joins his selection as the OAC’s Ed Sherman Most Outstanding Receiver, as well as his nod on the OAC First Team, the OhioCollegeFootball.com First Team and the D3Football.Com North Region Second Team.
Preston left his name scattered throughout the Heidelberg annuals after his four-year career. He will leave the Berg as the all-time receiving yards leader with 2,748 and receiving touchdowns with 27. In 2010, he topped the Heidelberg single season record book for receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.
Heidelberg finished the year winners of three of its last four outings to stand at 5-5 overall.