CLEVELAND, Ohio — South Dakota senior quarterback Chris Streveler is the FCS Offensive Player of the Year according to Phil Steele Publications which released its 2017 FCS All-America Teams Friday. Streveler is the first-team quarterback while Coyote senior left guard Stetson Dagel and sophomore defensive end Darin Greenfield are fourth-team picks.
Streveler set 20 South Dakota records and five Missouri Valley Football Conference records this season including new marks for passing yards (4,134) and total offense (4,854). He was named MVFC Offensive Player of the Year and is a finalist for the Walter Payton Award given to the top offensive player in the FCS. Streveler passed for 4,134 yards, ran for 720 and accounted for 43 touchdowns – 32 passing and 11 rushing. He leads the nation in total offense, turning in the eighth-highest tally in FCS history.
Dagel, a Cherokee native, a first-team all-MVFC honoree, was the top lineman for an offense that ranks second nationally for total offense and fifth for scoring. The Coyote offense set a new MVFC mark for total offense per game at 523.6 ypg. The team also marched to 68 touchdowns, fifth-most in MVFC history. Dagel started 26 games and played in 38 during his Coyote career.
Greenfield, from Sheldon, also a first-team all-MVFC pick, is an All-American after leading the Valley and ranking fifth nationally with 19.5 tackles-for-loss including 9.0 sacks. Greenfield finished fifth on team in tackles with 59. He was also credited with a team-leading 13 quarterback hurries.
This All-America trio led South Dakota to an 8-5 record, most wins at the Division I level, and to the FCS playoffs for the first time. The Coyotes beat Nicholls in a first round playoff game before falling at Sam Houston State in the round of 16.