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Wayne State duo earns All-American status

Wayne State's Jeff Van Den Top (#93) has made a preseason All-American team. Wayne State's Jeff Van Den Top (#93) has made a preseason All-American team.

Wayne State College seniors Adam Stark and Jeff Van Den Top have been named to the 25th annual USA College Football All-American team as selected by members of football writers associations, head coaches, sports information directors, and the staffs of Lindy’s Sports and USA Football News.

Van Den Top, a 6-6, 255 pound defensive end from Hull, Iowa (Boyden Hull-Rock Valley HS) ranked third on the Wildcat defense last season with 58 tackles and received NSIC South Division Second Team honors for a second straight season. He was credited with 11 tackles for loss for 53 yards and had four sacks for 39 yards while leading the team with seven quarterback hurries.

Stark, a 6-1, 190 pound wide receiver from Elkhorn (Elkhorn HS) was an NSIC South Division Second Team selection on offense last season after leading the Wildcats with 35 receptions for 723 yards and five touchdowns. He averaged 20.7 yards per catch and 72.3 receiving yards per game to rank eighth in the NSIC. Stark also had 13 kickoff returns for 217 yards and 13 punt returns for 40 yards last season.

Wayne State will open the 2014 season at home on Saturday, September 6th at 1 p.m. against Bemidji State.  
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