Mount Union Purple Raiders defensive back Jesse Vail is part of the 2021 College Football America Yearbook’s Division III Preseason Starting Lineup, the book’s version of a preseason All-America team.
The Purple Raiders won the Ohio Athletic Conference title in a split division format to accommodate travel for COVID-19. The Purple Raiders went 4-0 overall, defeating Heidelberg in the OAC title game to win the crown.
Vail, a senior, should be one of the best defensive backs in the county in 2021.
The Purple Raiders are one of the best programs in the country. They have won 30 OAC titles and 13 national championships, all of which have come since 1993.
The Purple Raiders open the season on Sept. 4 at Westminster (PA). Mount Union then returns home to start OAC action against Baldwin Wallace.
The Division III section of the College Football America 2021 Yearbook features 36 pages of content including:
- National Division III preview;
- Division III preseason Starting Lineup;
- Update on each Division III conference;
- Capsules for every Division III team, including 2020 results and 2021 schedules;
- Fourteen 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.