Gaucho Alumni Have Tremendous 2012 SeasonsGlendale has a long standing tradition of placing a high percentage of their prospects at four-year institutions. And not only do those kids get placed, they perform at high levels.
Here is a list list of some of the post-season honors former Gauchos earned in 2012:
Marshall Peugh - The former Ironwood standout started every game at South Dakota State at defensive end, helping the Jackrabbits to a top 25 FCS ranking and into the snd round of the playoffs. Peugh was named to the Missouri Valley All Newcomer Team after making 55 tackles, 6.5 TFLs and 5.5 sacks.
Kevin Yost - The former Mt. Ridge QB was one of the nation's leading passers his senior year at Idaho State. He threw for 3,690 yards and 24 TDs and was named HM All-Big Sky. Yost has also been selected to play in the FCS Senior Bowl.
Donovan Henley - The CB out of Marcos de Niza was named HM All-Big Sky for the second year in a row. He made 59 tackles, 3.5 TFLs and 3 INTs as a senior at Idaho State.
Ryan Reardon - The Notre Dame Prep LB now at NAU was named HM All-Big Sky as a junior after making 42 tackles and 2.5 TFLs.
Mike Chocholousek - The former Mt. Ridge star now at Charleston Southern has been selected to play in the FCS Senior Bowl as a long snapper.
Brandon Gabbard - Another long snapper had a great senior season. Gabbard was just with the Gauchos for one Spring before accepting a scholarship to SE Missouri State and he ended up being a 4 year starter. He was just named 1st team All-America by Phil Steele's publication.
Patrick Ward - The former OT out of South Mountain started every game at RT for D2 power West Texas A&M. He was named HM all-conference in 2012 and helped his team to the D2 semi-finals.
Cody Lenhart - Lenhart was named HM All-KCAC at NAIA Friends University. The former Ironwood Eagle made 48 tackles and 2 INTs.
Johnny Carrasco - The LB from Millennium was named HM all-conference at Graceland University. He made 73 tackles and 5.5 TFLs.
Terell Thompson - Now at Utah State, Thompson helped the Aggies win the WAC conference title and claim a victory over Toledo in the Idaho Potatoe Bowl.
Rusty Fernando - The former Apache Junction DE helped Oregon State to an Alamo Bowl appearance versus Texas. Playing in the defensive line rotation, Fernando made 13 tackles and 3.5 TFLs.
Brendan Murphy - The former Chaparral DB played a lot of special teams in his first year at Arizona, registering 6 tackles. The Wildcats also won the New Mexico Bowl, beating Nevada 49-48.
Zach Robinson - Robinson was one of the nation's leading punters at Texas State. He averaged 46.2 yards per punt as a junior.
Ray Cottman - The former Ironwood Ridge LB helped Missouri Western win the MIAA conference title and made a run in the D2 playoffs, losing in the quarterfinals. Cottman made 64 tackles, 3.5 TFLs and 1 INT on the year.
Bryan Williams - Williams has been named a NAIA Scholar Athlete for maintaining a 3.5 GPA at Baker University. He helped the Tigers to the NAIA playoffs, averaging 35.6 yards per punt.