Monday, December 19, 2016

FOOTBALL: Baker University's Logan Brettell Named NAIA National Player of the Year

 BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – On Friday night at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, Baker University junior quarterback Logan Brettell was named the 2016 NAIA National Player of the Year, announced by the national office.

The Overland Park, Kansas native has helped lead the Baker Wildcats to a perfect 14-0 record and will compete for the University’s first-ever national championship this Saturday, December 17 at 5 p.m. CST inside Municipal Stadium on Larry Kelly Field, as the number 2 ranked ‘Cats will go up against number 4 University of St. Francis (Ind.).

Brettell has broken numerous Baker records in 2016 including passing yards in a season with 4,810, passing touchdowns in a season with 51 and career passing touchdowns with 62.

He is now third all-time in Baker history in passing yards with 6,282 in just 34 games and his 6,909 total offensive yards also ranks third all-time at BU.

He also holds Baker records with seven touchdowns in a game, as he reached that feat against Culver-Stockton on Sept. 3.

Baker defeated CSC, 89-27, that day and scored a school record 75 points in the first half, the most points scored in a half in Baker history, breaking a 94-year school record.

Brettell leads the NAIA in total offense with 5,092 yards and passing yards. He has rushed for 282 yards this season and six touchdowns, his six rushing touchdowns is second on the team behind leader Cornell Brown, who has a school record 23.

The Wildcats will look to capture Baker University’s first NAIA team national championship in the history of its athletics department and is competing in its first NAIA-FCS National Championship game since 1986, marking it just the third-ever occurrence a Baker team has played in the NAIA national title game, the other came in 2016-17 when the Baker women’s basketball team played in the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship game.


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