Alten earned just about every possible award a football player could receive during his senior season with the Oilers
Findlay, Ohio – Senior football player Andrew Alten was named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) Male Scholar Athlete of the Year, which was announced on July 10 by the league office.
Alten, a native of Loveland, Ohio, earned just about every possible award a football player could receive during his senior season with the Oilers and helped the team to their very first appearance in the NCAA Division II National Playoffs.
Alten secured All-American honors from D2Football.com, the Associated Press, the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). He also picked up all-region accolades from the D2CCA and AFCA during his final year at Findlay.
The 2017 Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) Offensive Lineman of the Year, Alten was voted first team all-league as well.
While Alten had much success on the field, he was equally as impressive in the classroom. Alten carried a 3.91 grade point average and majored in computer science and math applied computer science. He also had a minor in information processing and is now a graduate student.
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The Andrew Alten File
2017 – Appeared and started in nine games…Named G-MAC Offensive Lineman of the Year…Named first team all-G-MAC…Named first team all-American by AFCA…Named second team all-American by the D2CCA…Named second team all-American by the Associated Press…Named first team all-region by D2CCA…Named Don Hansen first team all-region…Anchored an offensive line that, prior to his injury in week nine, protected its quarterback better than any o-line in the country, allowing just 0.33 sacks per game at that time…In Alten’s nine games, Findlay rushed for 292.3 yards per game (fourth in the country), scored 47.7 points per game (third in the country), and picked up 248 first downs (second in the country). His efforts helped lead an Oilers offense that was one of just two teams in the country in any division to post 250+ yards of rushing offense and passing offense (the other was Ohio State).
2016 – Appeared and started in ten games…Named first team all-GLIAC…Named second team all-region by Don Hansen’s Football Gazette..Helped pave the way for an offense that, for the first time in school hisory, featured a quarterback with 2,500+ passing yards, a receiver with 1,000+ receiving yards, and a tailback with 1,000+ rushing yards in the same season.
2015 – Apperaed and started in all 11 games…Blocked for an offense that put up 36.1 points per game and 477.5 yards per game.
2014 – Appeared in eight games…Made seven starts…Played center, right guard and left guard for the Oilers during the year…Helped pave the way for the Oilers to average 448.4 yards per game and 35.3 points per contest.
Prep – Lettered in football, wrestling and track…Named all-Ohio in football…Was a first team all-conference pick…Earned all-city honors…Named all-conference in wrestling…Was the Ohio 2014 Wrestling State Champion in the heavyweight division. Andrew as a senior was on the 2013 Loveland High School Div. II championship team as an OL.
Personal – Born Andrew Devin Alten…Son of Ed and Leah Alten…Has two brothers, Jacob and David.