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Trosin named first-team All-American

Southern Oregon's Tanner Trosin was named Monday to the AFCA-NAIA All-America first team by the American Football Coaches Association, punctuating an electric senior season in which he made a compelling case for being the top quarterback in the NAIA with wins to back up his eye-popping individual numbers.

Trosin was previously voted the Frontier Offensive Player of the Year and is the conference's nominee for NAIA Player of the Year, which will be announced later this week. He's the second All-American quarterback in SOU history, joining 2014 Player of the Year Austin Dodge.

While leading the Raiders to a 12-1 record that brought them a Frontier title and another appearance in the national semifinals, Trosin ranked second in the NAIA in passing yards per game (347.4) and total offense per game (380.5). He did so while completing 62.5 percent of his attempts with 31 touchdown passes and just seven interceptions, and remained dangerous on the run with seven rushing TDs and 430 net rushing yards.

During the regular season, Trosin failed to pass for at least 300 yards just once. And in three postseason games, he averaged 350 passing yards on a 65-percent completion rate with nine TDs and no interceptions.

Trosin's 4,516 passing yards this year were the third-most in SOU single-season history. He finished his SOU career with 53 passing TDs and 8,145 passing yards — both second to Dodge on SOU's all-time lists — and set Raider quarterback records with 20 rushing TDs and 1,358 rushing yards.

Before redshirting last year due to injury, Trosin shined in the 2015 NAIA Championship Series in leading the Raiders back to the national championship game. He departs with five postseason victories, three of which were won on the road in upset fashion.

Trosin is SOU's 20th first-team NAIA All-American, and the 12th on the offensive side of the ball.