Tiffin, Ohio – March 22, 2011 – The Heidelberg University football team will have three representatives playing in the 2011 Ohio Army National Guard Senior Bowl II. Quarterback Andrew Miller (Dalton, Ohio / Dalton), offensive guard Nate Kater (Villa Hills, Ky. / Covington Catholic) and wide receiver Mike Preston (Euclid, Ohio / Euclid) will play on the north squad in the April 23rd game at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Overseeing the second annual event is OhioCollegeFootball.com.
In the bowls first season a year ago, Heidelberg had two players which included current student assistant coaches Matt Grieves and Jemar Lewis.
Heidelberg, under the guidance of fourth-year head coach Mike Hallett finished the 2010 season winners of three of its last four games to stand at 5-5 on the year.
Miller will graduate as the Ohio Athletic Conference’s Bob Packard Most Outstanding Offensive Back and OAC First Team recognition. He set new single game records at Heidelberg and in the OAC for passing yards (569) and net yards (587). He also set the Heidelberg single game record for passing TD’s (7) and tied the completions mark of 30. In 2010 he threw for 27 touchdowns to top the single season record at the Berg for the third year in a row. Finally he topped the career mark for passing touchdowns with 67.
Kater helped to lead the Berg offense to combine to set over 20 individual and or team records on the year. The four-year starter was named a D3Football.com All-American earned a spot on the D3Football.com North Region First Team and the All-OhioCollegeFootball.com Team. He was also tabbed the Ohio Athletic Conference’s Ken Wable Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman, as well as landed a spot on the All-OAC First Team for the second straight year.
From his wide receiver position Preston closed his career out with three All-American accolades. Preston was also named to the D3Football.com All-North Region First Team and the All-OhioCollegeFootball.com Team. He was named to the OAC First Team and was named the Ed Sherman Most Outstanding Receiver. In the Heidelberg career annual, he set new marks for receiving yards with 2,748 and receiving touchdowns with 27. This year he hauled in 15 TD passes for a new single season record at Heidelberg and had 1,213 total receiving yards on the year to top another category.