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EOU Football Leads Nation in NAIA Scholar-Athlete Recipients

By Dawson Forcella, SID

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (Release from Eastern Oregon University) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has published the 2022 Daktronics NAIA Football Scholar-Athletes with over 900 student-athletes honored. Eastern Oregon edged out Carroll (Mont.) and Morningside (Iowa) for the most recognition by one program. The Mountaineers had 30 Scholar-Athletes, two more than the closest competitor.  

The Mountaineers more than doubled their total recipients from a year ago jumping from 11 to 30.

This Fall, the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete programs recognizes football players from 89 institutions. In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended one full year at said institution.

EOU football players earning Daktronics Scholar-Athlete honors are listed below.
2022 NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athletes:
Andrew James
Andrew Lusco
Anthony Peterson
Blaine Shaw
Carson Bohning
Colby Preston
Cole Schultz
Deric Fox
Gabriel Shukle
Gratian Dawson
Hayden Brandon
Jackson Silveira
Jonah Lijewski-Blackham
Josh Mendoza
Juan Avalos
Kegan Hexem
Luke Ross
Max Prazer
Moses McAninch
Nathan Reed
Ramsey Hering
Solo Taylor
Tanner Sweek
Travis McGee
Trey Darden
Tyler Exline
Victor Rosas
Walker Camp
Willie Camp
Xavier Edson




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