CHICAGO – Ten members of the University of Chicago football team were recognized on the 2019 Midwest Conference Football All-Conference Teams on Tuesday.
MWC South Division First Team All-Conference
Doug Barkauski (Offensive Line, Sr.) – Starting center for an offensive unit that averaged 30.3 points, 417.7 total yards and 225.4 rushing yards per game. Team average of 5.2 yards per carry. Three-time First Team All-MWC.
Marco Cobian (Quarterback, Sr.) – Completed 64.5 percent of his passes for 1,384 yards, 15 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Ran the ball for 185 yards (4.0 yards per carry) and 1 touchdown. Tied the school's single-season completion percentage record. Ranked 8th in school history with 2,252 passing yards and 9th with 179 completions.
Mike Hiestand (Offensive Line, Sr.) – Starting left tackle for an offensive unit that averaged 30.3 points, 417.7 total yards and 225.4 rushing yards per game. Team average of 5.2 yards per carry.
Mike Martinson (Running Back and Return Specialist, Jr.) – Ran for 791 yards (6.2 yards per carry) with 7 rushing touchdowns. Caught 18 passes for 89 yards (4.9 YPC) with one receiving touchdown. Ranked 9th nationally with 15.7 yards per punt return. Broke the school record with 392 punt return yards. Ranked 17th nationally with 160.4 all-purpose yards per game.
Ryan Montgomery (Cornerback, Jr.) – Made 40 tackles on the season. Tallied 6.0 tackles for loss, 1 sack and 6 pass breakups. Previously Second Team All-MWC in 2017.
Dante Nepa (Wide Receiver, Sr.) – Led the team in receptions (35), receiving yards (475) and receiving touchdowns (9). Averaged 13.6 yards per catch. Ranks 3rd in school history with 26 receiving touchdowns, 5th with 142 receptions and 5th with 1,963 receiving yards.
Jackson Ross (Defensive Line, Jr.) – Led the team in tackles for the third-straight year with 90. Tallied 3.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and 2 blocked field goals. Third-straight year on all-conference teams (First Team in 2018, Second Team in 2017).
Henry Winebrake (Linebacker, Sr.) – Second on the team in tackles with 72. Totaled 4.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack and 2 forced fumbles. Second-straight year on First Team All-MWC.
MWC Second Team All-Conference
Ben Christensen (Defensive Line, Sr.) – Totaled 24 tackles and a team-high 8.5 tackles for loss, along with 2 sacks, 3 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble and 2 blocked kicks.
Bill Rotnicki (Safety, Sr.) – Compiled 37 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss. Led the squad with 2 interceptions and 7 passes defended. Previously First Team All-MWC in 2018.