COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior safety Justin Bell (Columbus, Ohio) and sophomore kicker Brent Wahle (Pataskala, Ohio) were named BSN First Team All-Americans, while sophomore linebacker Warren Shields (Richwood, Ohio) was named a Third Team All-American.
Bell was named the GLIAC Defensive Back of the Year and is a two-time First Team All-GLIAC selection. Last week, he was selected to the Daktronics Super Region Four First Team.
A Preseason All-American, Bell finished the year with 101 tackles, which was tops on the team, to go along with two interceptions and two forced fumbles. Also a threat in the return game, Bell averaged 14.4 yards per punt return and tied a GLIAC record with a 91-yard return for a touchdown against Grand Valley State.
Bell finished his career with a school-record 294 tackles and a school-record seven fumbles forced. He tied a school-record with nine career interceptions and is tied for second with six fumble recoveries. His career 14.2 punt return average is also a school-record.
Wahle authored the best single-season by a GLIAC kicker in conference history, setting a new league mark by drilling 21 field goals overall and 19 in GLIAC play. He drilled five kicks of 45 yards or longer and set a school-record with a 51-yard field goal.
Wahle was an all-region pick in football while picking up First Team All-GLIAC selection in both football and soccer, and he also earned a pair of GLIAC Player of the Week honors in both sports. He holds the ODU record for most career points scored with 195, holds every career field goal record (makes, attempts and percentage) and is two PAT's shy of that record as well.
In his first season as a starter, Shields finished second on the Panthers with 99 tackles, including 57 solo stops. He also recorded 11.0 tackles for loss and five sacks while breaking up three passes. Shields had 10 or more tackles in five games and had 2.5 tackles for loss in the wins against Hillsdale and Findlay.
A First Team All-GLIAC pick, Shields has 143 career tackles (18.0 for loss) and eight sacks in just two seasons with the Panthers.
The 2013 BSN All America Team was chosen by college sports information directors, college coaches, media, and BSN Staff. Each college was given the opportunity to submit votes by their sports information director and one football coach.
Ohio Dominican finished the 2013 season with a 10-1 record, won the GLIAC championship and qualified for the postseason for the first time since joining the NCAA ranks in 2010.
Contact: Scott Miles