Northwestern (IA) QB Tyson Kooima leads College Football America Yearbook’s 2021 NAIA Preseason Starting Lineup

Tyson Kooima, Northwestern (IA) football

Northwestern (IA) quarterback Tyson Kooima leads the 2021 College Football America Yearbook NAIA Preseason Starting Lineup, CFA’s version of an All-America team.

Kooima is coming off a 2020 in which he was named an All-American and the NAIA Player of the Year, after throwing for 3,882 yards and 31 touchdowns against just 10 interceptions. He also rushed for 651 yards and eight touchdowns. Kooima led the Red Raiders to 11 victories and a trip to the national championship game against Lindsey Wilson.

His defensive teammate, safety Noah Van’t Hof, is also on the Starting Lineup.

Other members of the NAIA Starting Lineup include Avila running back Malik Nesbitt, Morningside wide receiver Reid Jurgensmeier, Eastern Oregon offensive lineman PJ Schubert, Reinhardt defensive lineman Teon Burroughs, Concordia (NE) linebacker Lane Napier and Grand View defensive back Brenden Flowers.

The NAIA section of the College Football America 2021 Yearbook features 16 pages of content including:

  • National NAIA preview;
  • NAIA preseason Starting Lineup;
  • Update on each NAIA conference;
  • Capsules for every NAIA team, including 2020 results and 2021 schedules;
  • Several color action, coach and stadium photos, including photos from the national championship game.

The College Football America 2021 Yearbook features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.

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2021 College Football America NAIA Starting Lineup


Pos., Name, School, Class

QB Tyson Kooima, Northwestern (IA), Sr.

RB Malik Nesbitt, Avila, Jr.

RB Ke’Von Johnson, Roosevelt, Jr.

WR Reid Jurgensmeier, Morningside, Sr.

WR Anthony Turner, Grand View, Sr.

TE Austin Harris, Midland, Jr.

OL Keegan Martin, Bethel (KS), Jr.

OL Andrew Rupcich, Culver-Stockton, Sr.

OL PJ Schubert, Eastern Oregon, Jr.

OL Alex Huisman, Dordt, Sr.

C Matt Dey, Dickinson State, Sr.


Pos., Name, School, Class

DL Jacob Garcia, Ottawa (KS), Sr.

DL Teon Burroughs, Reinhardt, Sr.

DL Bernard Buhake, St. Ambrose, Sr.

DL Marshaun Jones, Valley City State, Sr.

LB Josh Seabolt, Bethel (KS), Sr.

LB Lane Napier, Concordia (NE), Sr.

LB Nate Wieland, Grand View, Sr.

DB Brenden Flowers, Grand View, Sr.

DB Cory Rahman, Southeastern, Sr.

DB Noah Van’t Hof, Northwestern (IA), Sr.

DB Riley Tucker, Arizona Christian, So.

Special Teams

Pos., Name, School, Class

P Ben VonGunten, Indiana Wesleyan, Sr.

PK Slater Gifford, Waldorf, Sr.

KR Dalton Tremayne, Midland, Jr.

PR Caleb Schweigart, Morningside, Jr.

AP Michael Storey, Northwestern (IA), Jr.

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