(WACO, Texas) - Thomas More College senior defensive back Zach Auterieb (Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder) has been named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-American Football Team.
Autenrieb had 48 tackles (36 solo, 12 assisted), including a half tackle for a loss, NCAA Division III-leading eight interceptions, five pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery this season. Two of his interceptions were returned for a touchdown. With his eight interceptions he finished his career with 32 interceptions, which is the new NCAA Division III career interception record.
Autenrieb, who is a finalist for Gagliardi Trophy, was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Player of the Year and named to the All-PAC First Team, while also being selected to the D3Football.com All-South Region First Team.
Also an excellent student in the classroom, Autenrieb carries a 3.33 grade point average as an Accounting major and was named to the Capital One Academic All-District II Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The AFCA All-American team is limited to just 25 elite players in the nation selected by member coaches and each school may have one selection on the team.