Three Grand View players, including wide receiver Anthony Turner, are part of the 2021 College Football America Yearbook’s NAIA Preseason Starting Lineup, the book’s version of a preseason All-America team.
Just as importantly, the Vikings are No. 4 in the 2021 College Football America Yearbook’s NAIA Preseason Top 30. The Vikings are the highest-ranked Heart of American Athletic Conference program in the CFA preseason Top 30.
Turner, a senior, was an NAIA Second-Team All-American for the 2020 season. His defensive teammates, Nate Wieland and defensive back Brenden Flowers, are also in the Starting Lineup. Wieland was an NAIA First-Team All-American, while Flowers was a Second-Team All-American.
Grand View went 7-1 overall last year and 3-0 in HAAC action. The Vikings made the NAIA playoffs, defeating Dordt, 38-10, in the first round. In the quarterfinals, the Vikings fell to Northwestern (IA), 27-24.
The Vikings open the season at home against Central Methodist on Aug. 28.
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.