Frank a VSN All-American
Blake Frank, a 6-3, 285 lb. senior offensive lineman from Mapleton, Minn., was named to the 2016 Victory Sports Network (VSN) NAIA All-America Football Team.
Frank was the offensive line standout for a Morningside team that led the nation in total offense with an average of 578.4 yards per game during the 2016 season. The Mustangs were the second highest scoring team in the nation with an average of 51.1 points per contest and were third in the nation in passing offense with an average of 354.8 yards per game. Frank’s blocking skills helped the Mustangs average 223.7 yards rushing per game and 5.1 yards per rushing attempt.
Frank was a three-year starter and a three-time All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) performer for the Mustangs. He earned first-team All-GPAC honors as a junior and senior and was a second-team All-GPAC selection as a sophomore.
Frank was also named to the 2016 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) NAIA Coaches’ and InstantScouting All-America Teams.
Morningside posted a 10-2 record during the 2016 football season en route to a sixth consecutive GPAC championship and a 13th consecutive post-season appearance in the NAIA Football Championship Series, where it lost 42-35 against eventual NAIA National Champion University of Saint Francis in the quarterfinals.
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