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Senior Dustin Hertel Invited to Play in Aztec Bowl; One of 15 Tigers to Earn All-SCAC Honors

November 20, 2006

hertelaction05.jpgNovember 20, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University senior Dustin Hertel has been selected by the American Football Coaches Association to play on the Division III football all-star team that will travel to Mexico to play in the 2006 Aztec Bowl next month. Hertel, a defensive end, will play on the American team that will battle a squad of Mexico's top college players. The game will take place December 16 in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Hertel led the Tigers and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference with an SCAC-record 27.5 tackles for losses totaling 155 yards, a school-record 16 sacks and five forced fumbles. He becomes the fourth DePauw player to earn an invitation in the ten year history of the Aztec Bowl. Previous Tiger participants have been Tyler Kelley (1999), Jamarcus Shephard (2004) and Chase Jonason (2005).

Dustin Hertel has also been named the SCAC Football Defensive Player of the Year and was among 15 DePauw players to earn all-SCAC honors. Besides Hertel, first team selections Jeremiah Marks Anderson 2006 2.jpginclude junior running back Jeremiah Marks (seen at right), junior left guard Kerry Pappas, senior placekicker Tyler Mallory, and senior free safety Greg Sylvester.

Read more at the football team's Web page.

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