Two Morningside Mustangs, including wide receiver Reid Jurgensmeier, 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 Mustangs are No. 2 in the 2021 College Football America Yearbook’s NAIA Preseason Top 30. The Mustangs are the second highest-ranked Great Plains Athletic Conference program in the CFA preseason Top 30.
Jurgensmeier, a senior, was an NAIA First-Team All-American for the 2020 season. His teammate, Caleb Schweigart, is also part of the Starting Lineup as a punt returner.
Morningside went 10-1 overall last year and 8-0 in GPAC action. The Vikings made the NAIA playoffs, defeating Carroll (MT), 55-0, in the first round. In the quarterfinals, the Mustangs defeated Baker, 45-29. Then, in the semifinals, the Mustangs fell to Northwestern (IA), 44-41. The Mustangs saw their shot at a three-peat come to an end. Morningside had won the 2018 and 2019 crowns.
The Vikings open the season at home against Concordia (NE) on Sept. 4.
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.