Four North Central Cardinals football players, including running back Ethan Greenfield, are 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 Cardinals did not play a game in 2020 due to COVID-19.
Oddly enough, all four North Central selections were part of the College Football America Yearbook’s 2020Starting Lineup — Greenfield, wide receiver Andrew Kamienski, offensive lineman Sharmore Clarke and defensive back Jake Beesley. Many of the members of this year’s Starting Lineup are tapping into the extra year of eligibility provided to all players due to COVID-19.
North Central won its first national championship in 2019, defeating perennial power Wisconsin-Whitewater.
The Cardinals opens the 2021 season on Sept. 11 against Aurora, followed by a road game at Wheaton on Sept. 18.
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.