Presbyterian’s Jarrett Nagy named PFL Scholar-Athlete of the Year, leads 28th Annual Academic All-PFL Teams

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
by Cody Bush, PFL Media Relations

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Pioneer Football League’s football communications directors named Presbyterian junior linebacker Jarrett Nagy the league’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Wednesday, leading a group of 51 student-athletes named to the 28th Academic All-PFL teams, announced Wednesday.

Nagy, of Cornelius, North Carolina is a physics major with a 3.92 grade-point average. On the field, he finished the Blue Hose’s seven-game spring schedule with 52 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, a sack and a pass breakup. He finished fifth among PFL defenders with 7.4 tackles per game and ninth in tackles for loss per game (0.93). Through his junior season he ranks fifth all-time at Presbyterian with 233 total tackles and became the seventh defensive player to post 100-plus solo tackles in their career.

Drake junior defensive back Danny Morales and Morehead State linebacker Cameron Barrett both earned their second consecutive First Team Academic All-PFL honor this season. Stetson senior offensive lineman Brad Alexander and Davidson senior quarterback Tyler Phelps earned First Team Academic All-PFL award after earning second team recognition in 2019.

Pioneer Football League athletic directors established the Academic All-PFL squads in 1993 as a way to recognize the league’s outstanding student-athletes. To be eligible for Academic All-PFL consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, reached his second season academically and played at least one full season at his current institution.

2020-21 Academic All-Pioneer Football League First Team

(as selected by PFL athletics communications directors)
Student-Athlete School Class. Pos GPA Major
Brad Alexander (2) Stetson Sr. OL 3.61 History/Molecular Biology Double Major
Alex Brown Stetson Sr. OL 3.51 International Business
Bryan Bystol Butler So C 4.00 Middle/Secondary Education
Michael Carner San Diego RSo WR 3.46 Finance
Ian Corwin Drake So. QB 3.73 Business
Bennett Dondoyano San Diego RJr. WR 3.84 Finance & Marketing
Colin Howard Drake So. WR 3.71 Economics
Tyler Huff Presbyterian So. QB 3.52 Business With Data Analytics Concentration
Cameron Marriott Morehead State Jr. OL 3.92 Political Science
Drew Parrish Valparaiso RFr. OL 3.97 Electrical Engineering
Tyler Phelps (2) Davidson Sr. QB 3.63 Economics
Colton Ruthland Butler RSo. OL 3.90 Computer Science
Evan Annis Valparaiso RFr. LB 3.68 Bioengineering
Cameron Barrett (1) Morehead State Sr. LB 3.83 Marketing
Cade Bishop Valparaiso Sr. DL 3.61 Actuarial Science
Colby Campbell Presbyterian Sr. LB 3.39 Biology
Jared DeFriend Drake Sr. DL 3.87 Biology
Kama Kamaka San Diego Sr NB 3.61 Accountancy & Real Estate
Ryan Kriceri Drake Sr. LB 3.66 Masters - Accounting
Jeffrey Lu Stetson Sr. DL 3.79 Molecular Biology & Applied Mathematics
Danny Morales (1) Drake Jr. DB 3.83 Health Sciences
Jarrett Nagy Presbyterian Jr. LB 3.92 Physics
Chris Reese San Diego RSr DL 3.73 Electrical Engineering
Brandon Eickert San Diego So K 3.89 Electrical Engineering & Physics
Ben Niesner Valparaiso Sr. P 3.73 Leadership In Sport
Evan Pritchard Davidson Jr. P 3.89 Physics
Notes in parentheses: 1-was a first-team selection in 2019; 2-was a second-team selection in 2019.


2020-21 Academic All-Pioneer Football League Second Team

Student-Athlete School Class Pos. GPA Major
Connor Becker Stetson So. WR 3.51 Physics
Will Berkey Davidson Sr. OL 3.37 Chemistry
BJ Byrd Morehead State Sr. WR 3.41 Strategic Communications
Aaron Byrd Valparaiso RSo. OL 3.33 Bioengineering
Luke Foster Presbyterian RJr. OL 3.45 Business
Derek Kline San Diego RSo. TE 3.48 Finance
Jeremiah Nails Stetson Grad. WR 3.55 MBA
Bradyn Oakley Davidson So. SLOT 3.89 Undeclared
Nick Plunkett Stetson 5th OL 3.75 Sport Business
Cross Robinson Drake Sr. HB 3.48 Psychology
Grant Stegman Butler So. WR 3.73 Middle/Secondary Education
Declan Carr Drake Jr. LB 3.36 Finance
Nolan DeFranco Stetson Grad. DE 3.66 MBA
Michael Dunn Butler RSo. DL 3.64 Risk Management
Dreylan Hines Davidson Jr. S 3.52 Biology
Will Kulick Drake Sr. LB 3.55 Finance & Accounting
Mike Manning Butler So. DB 3.63 Psychology
Joe Marra Butler RSo. DL 3.88 Sports Media
DJ Niculescu Morehead State Sr. LB 3.75 Exercise Science
Fermon Reid Stetson Sr. DE 3.49 Finance
Alex Rogers Drake Sr. DB 3.51 Computer Science & Data Analytics
Kohlton Sherman Valparaiso Jr. DB 3.48 Management
Nathan De Bruin Drake So. K 3.65 Finance & Accounting
Andrew Foster Morehead State Sr. K/P 3.50 Sport Management
Connor Strode San Diego RJr P 3.66 Finance & Real Estate