Punter Casey Rauch of Concordia-Ann Arbor is part of the 2022 College Football America Yearbook’s NAIA Preseason Starting Lineup, the book’s version of a preseason All-America team.
Also, the Cardinals are No. 6 in the 2022 College Football America Yearbook’s NAIA Preseason Top 30. The Eagles are one of the top-ranked teams out of the Mid-States Football Association.
Rauch, who also plays linebacker for the Cardinals, was selected a First-Team All-America punter by the Associated Press, First-Team All-Special Teams by NAIA and an All-MSFA First-Team Special Teams player and a Second-Team Linebacker.
Among NAIA players Rauch was first in NAIA in yards per Punt (44.9) and tied for first in punts downed inside the 20 (33). He was also fourth in the MSFA Mideast with 97 tackles.
The Cardinals went 9-2 last season with a 6-1 MSFA Mideast record. The Cardinals made the playoffs and lost to Grand View in the quarterfinals, 31-16.
Concordia-Ann Arbor opens the season at Stetson on Sept. 3. They open MSFA Mideast play on Oct. 1 at Indiana Wesleyan.
The NAIA section of the 2022 College Football America Yearbook features 16 pages of content including:
- National NAIA preview and Preseason Top 30;
- NAIA preseason Starting Lineup;
- Update on each NAIA conference;
- Capsules for every NAIA team, including 2021 results and 2022 schedules;
- More than a half-dozen color action, coach and stadium photos.
The 2022 College Football America 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.