SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) was abundantly represented on the All-Central States Football League (CSFL) team released Nov. 25, despite being shut out on the superlative honors.
Thirty-six OBU players received All-Conference, honorable mention, academic and/or character honors. Eugene Estes took up three spots by himself, earning First-Team kick returner and punt returner and Second-Team defensive back.
Seven Bison took eight spots on the First-Team, seven more joined Estes on Second-Team and seven others earned honorable mention status. OBU also had 24 All-Academic CSFL honorees—more than the rest of the league combined.
Taking First-Team honors along with Estes were running back Jordan Barnes, wide receiver Derek Serowski, tight end Connor Kinsey, defensive lineman Kimes Gilbert, defensive back D’Ante Meeking and kicker Trey Tully.
On the Second Team were Woodard at quarterback, running back Dawson Myers, offensive linemen Zach Clark, Brandon Garrett and Mark Knapp, defensive lineman Gage Wimer, linebacker Bryson Beattie and defensive back Estes.
Honorable mention honors belonged to receiver Nyko Symonds, offensive lineman J.T. Ketch, defensive lineman Ed Morgan, linebackers Tyler Day and Brynden Pitzer and defensive backs Jailen Garrett and Nic Shegog.
Academic All-Conference honorees are Bo Bradshaw, Jacob Cheatham, Ty Chlouber, Clark, Caleb Compton, Ty Cook, Turner Coon, Day, Christian Edmonds, Jacob Ellis, Garrett, Gilbert, Van Gray, Blake Johnson, Knapp, Cooper Koons, Morgan, Tyler Rose, Phillip Spess, Cy Stallard, Symonds, Nate White, Wimer and Woodard.
Estes and Gilbert are repeat First-Team All-CSFL award winners and join Clark as the only Bison to earn two First- or Second-Team All-CSFL distinctions as OBU exits NAIA football.