Just as importantly, the Blue Hawks are No. 10 in the 2021 College Football America Yearbook’s NAIA Preseason Top 30. The Blue Hawks are the highest-ranking North Star Athletic Association program in the CFA preseason Top 30.
Dey, a senior from Sidney, Montana, returns after the Blue Hawks went 9-1 overall and 9-0 in the NSAA in the 2020 season. The Blue Hawks played all of their regular-season games in the fall, and then fell in the first round of the playoffs to eventual national finalist Northwestern (IA).
Dey was named an NAIA Second Team All-American for the 2020 season.
The Blue Hawks open the 2021 football season against Black Hills State on Sept. 2, a game that will take place in Spearfish, South Dakota. The Blue Hawks open conference play on Sept. 18 at Mayville State.
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;
- Six color action, coach and stadium photos.
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.
The print edition is available online via Amazon.com and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million.