Two North Central Cardinals football players, including running back Ethan Greenfield, are part of the 2022 College Football America Yearbook’s Division III Preseason Starting Lineup, the book’s version of a preseason All-America team.
The Cardinals were the defending national champions entering 2021, as they won the 2019 title and there was no 2020 postseason due to COVID-19. The Cardinals went 13-1 last season and reached the national championship game, where their title defense ended against Mary Hardin-Baylor in a 57-24 loss in Canton, Ohio.
Greenfield is part of the Starting Lineup for the third straight year after being named a First-Team All-American in 2019 and 2021. Greenfield led the nation with 1,796 yards rushing last season and scored 25 touchdowns. He is the North Central career record-holder for rushing yards (4,682), rushing touchdowns (61), total touchdowns (66), points scored (396) and all-purpose yards (5,478).
North Central offensive lineman Jeske Maples is also on the Starting Lineup. In his freshman season he was named Second-Team All-American.
The Cardinals opens the 2022 season on Sept. 10 at Wabash, followed by a road trip to Carthage on Sept. 17 to open league action.
The Division III section of the 2022 College Football America Yearbook features 36 pages of content including:
- National Division III preview and Preseason Top 30;
- Division III preseason Starting Lineup;
- Update on each Division III conference;
- Capsules for every Division III team, including 2021 results and 2022 schedules;
- More than a 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.