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Kniffin, Vlasak Headline Four Loggers Selected To All-NWC

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TACOMA, Wash. – Junior Adam Kniffin and senior Tyler Vlasak highlighted four Loggers to be selected to the All-Northwest Conference football teams released on Wednesday. Kniffin and Vlasak each earned a spot on the All-NWC First Team.

In addition to the accolades of Kniffin and Vlasak, sophomore Thiesen Chang was selected to the Second Team and senior Casey Coberly earned Honorable Mention.

"We are very fortunate to be honored with four All-NWC selections and congratulate each of them on their accomplishments this season," said head coach Jeff Thomas.

Kniffin, a receiver from Salem, Ore., had another record-breaking season in 2011 with 95 catches and 995 yards to earn First Team All-NWC honors for the second consecutive year. He also grabbed 12 touchdowns to become the Loggers all-time leader in touchdown receptions. Kniffin ranked first in the conference in touchdowns receptions, receiving yards and receptions in 2011. He also ranked second in Division III in receptions per game.

Vlasak, a linebacker from Sumner, Wash., led the NWC in tackling with 96 tackles on the season. He also had a pair of interceptions to rank second on the Loggers. The First Team selection is the second All-NWC selection of Vlasak's career as he was also selected to the Second Team in 2009.

Chang, a receiver out of Vancouver, Wash., had a solid sophomore season to earn his first All-NWC accolades. He hauled in 61 passes for 719 yards, both of which were career-highs. He also grabbed a pair of touchdowns and ranked third in the conference with 79.9 yards per game.

Coberly, a senior defensive end from Boise, Idaho, earned Honorable Mention for the third time in his career. His 11 tackles for loss led the Loggers as did his three sacks.

The Loggers will return both Kniffin and Chang as part of a group of 20 starters that will return next season.

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Moravian at King's
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Methodist at Campbell
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Allegheny at Thiel
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Mayville St. at Buena Vista
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Manchester at Trine
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McMurry at Okla. Panhandle
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Millsaps at Belhaven
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Greenville at Millikin
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Salisbury at Albright
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Fitchburg State at Curry
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Johns Hopkins at Washington and Lee
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FDU-Florham at TCNJ
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MIT at Becker
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Westfield State at Nichols
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Anna Maria at WPI
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Gettysburg at Bridgewater
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Grove City at Juniata
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Framingham State at Endicott
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Worcester State at Salve Regina
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Maine Maritime at SUNY-Maritime
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Norwich at Morrisville State
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Bethany at Ursinus
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Augustana at Cortland
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Bridgewater State at Buffalo State
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Carnegie Mellon at Washington U.
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N.C. Wesleyan at Mount Union
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Wilkes at Muhlenberg
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Kalamazoo at Oberlin
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Catholic at McDaniel
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Heidelberg at Olivet
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Franklin and Marshall at Lebanon Valley
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Alma at St. Vincent
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Castleton at Plymouth State
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Lycoming at Susquehanna
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UW-Oshkosh at John Carroll
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Alfred at Ithaca
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Misericordia at Merchant Marine
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Albion at Wabash
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Dickinson at Randolph-Macon
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Bluffton at Wooster
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Union at Husson
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Springfield at Western New England
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Wittenberg at Westminster (Pa.)
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St. John Fisher at Washington and Jefferson
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Ferrum at Emory and Henry
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Averett at Hampden-Sydney
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Berry at Maryville (Tenn.)
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Waynesburg at Muskingum
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William Paterson at RPI
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Franklin at Thomas More
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Greensboro at Apprentice
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Case Western Reserve at Chicago
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Kenyon at Sewanee
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Centre at Hanover
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Mount St. Joseph at Capital
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Baldwin Wallace at Defiance
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Earlham at Wilmington
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Birmingham-Southern at LaGrange
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St. Norbert at UW-Stevens Point
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Carthage at Aurora
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Hope at Monmouth
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Guilford at Huntingdon
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UW-Stout at Simpson
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Concordia-Moorhead at Nebraska Wesleyan
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Finlandia at Concordia (Wis.)
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St. Scholastica at St. John's
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Dubuque at Bethel
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Westminster (Mo.) at Gustavus Adolphus
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Macalester at Carleton
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Grinnell at St. Olaf
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Hamline at Crown
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UW-Whitewater at Illinois Wesleyan
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Whitworth at Central
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Loras at Elmhurst
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Concordia-Chicago at Ripon
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Presentation at Lawrence
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Lake Forest at Beloit
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Rockford at MacMurray
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Austin at Bacone
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Puget Sound at La Verne
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Western Connecticut at Hartwick
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Ohio Northern at Adrian
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North Park at Anderson
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Christopher Newport at Southern Virginia
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Trinity Int'l at Wisconsin Lutheran
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Iowa Wesleyan at Cornell
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Wheaton (Ill.) at Benedictine
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Lyon at Hendrix
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