South Dakota senior Brian Alderson was named Offensive Lineman of the Year and A.J. Schable was selected to the first-team defense to headline a list of five Coyotes chosen to the 2005 Football Gazette NCAA Division II All-American Team.
Alderson, a senior from Hartford, was named as the top offensive lineman in NCAA Division II. Schable, a senior from Ida Grove, IA, now has been selected to five first-team All-American teams. Senior quarterback Wesley Beschorner of Lohrville, IA, and junior running back Stefan Logan of Miami, FL, were chosen to the second-team offense on the Football Gazette squad. Wide receiver Derek Gearman of Lennox, was an honorable mention All-American.
In total, the squad included 155 players, including student-athletes from 68 schools.