DWU’s Neugebauer selected to all-GPAC team: Tigers land five total players on honor squad

Neugebauer ranked top-10 nationally in eight different categories and led the NAIA in three categories.

Dakota Wesleyan University's Spencer Neugebauer makes a cut to avoid the tackle attempt of Midland University's Zach Acamo (43) earlier this season at Joe Quintal Field.

Dakota Wesleyan University senior football player and Mitchell native Spencer Neugebauer was named to the Great Plains Athletic Conference second team for offense and special teams. The Tigers landed five total players on the all-GPAC team.

Along with Neugebauer, Dominick Warmbein was selected to the second team. Samuel Kretschmar, Jacob Zamora and Hayden Schmidt were honorable mention selections.

Neugebauer ranked top-10 nationally in eight different categories and led the NAIA in three categories. He was first in the country in all-purpose yards (1,353), receptions per game (8.0) and total receptions (72). The senior wide receiver also ranked fifth in all-purpose yards per game (150.3), fifth in total kick-off return yards (411) and was sixth in total receiving yards (772).

He also checked in at seventh in the NAIA in scoring with 68 points. In his illustrious career, Neugebauer finished with 42 games played, 186 receptions, 2,469 receiving yards, 13.3 yards per reception, 4,830 all-purpose yards and 115 all-purpose yards per game.

The Mitchell native finished fourth in program history in career receiving yards, fourth in career receptions and tied for third in single season receptions. This marks his fifth overall all-GPAC honor in his career after making the all-GPAC offense and special teams last season and the All-GPAC offense his sophomore season.


Warmbein ranked fifth in the conference with 0.8 sacks per game, eighth with 5.5 sacks on the season and tied for eighth with 1.2 tackles for loss per game. He also finished 12th nationally in sacks per game and 13th in total sacks.

Kretschmar accumulated 58 total tackles on the season, including 27 solo tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one interception. This marks his first all-GPAC selection of his career as well.

Zamora led the team with three interceptions on the season and was third in the GPAC in total interceptions. His three interceptions was also good for seventh nationally.

Schmidt finished fifth on the team with 35 total tackles and tallied two interceptions, six pass deflections, one fumble recovery and 0.5 tackles for loss.

The Tigers completed the 2020 season with a 4-5 record, riding a three-game win streak to complete the year.

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