Le’Anthony Reasnover Named Eureka’s First D3football.com All-American

Photo courtesy of David Lewis.
Photo courtesy of David Lewis.

SHENANDOAH, Texas – The postseason honors continued flowing for Eureka College senior running back Le'Anthony Reasnover (Momence, Ill./Momence H.S.), who earned a spot Friday night on the D3football.com All-America First Team. The announcement was made as part of D3football.com's Stagg Bowl XLVI coverage in Shenandoah, Texas.

D3football.com All-America Team

Reasnover, who was joined on the First Team at running back by Markeith Miller of Mary Hardin-Baylor, is the first D3football.com postseason All-American from Eureka in the website's 20-year history. He was also a preseason D3football.com All-American in 2018 and also twice named All-Region (2017, 2018).

The first D3football.com All-America team was awarded in 1999 and is, along with the AFCA All-America team, the only ones recognized in the NCAA record book. Reasnover was picked for the First Team in 2018 by both D3football.com and the AFCA.

Players are nominated by schools in November and December for the D3football.com All-Region team, and are then considered for All-American. The D3football.com All-American team honors just 11 on offense and 11 on defense per team, plus four special-teamers, with four teams named, one of them honorable mention.

Reasnover was named Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Offensive Player of the Year after an outstanding senior campaign, rushing for 2,187 yards and 40 touchdowns. He ran for 125 yards or more in all 10 of the Red Devils' regular-season contests, including five 200-yard games and back-to-back 300-yard games at Concordia (Wis.) on Oct. 27 and Lakeland on Nov. 3. Reasnover broke the single-game NACC record with five rushing touchdowns against Wisconsin Lutheran on Oct. 6 and went on to match his own record in each of the next four weekends.

In all, Reasnover finished his 41-game career as the owner or more than a dozen school records, including all-time marks in rushing attempts (1,056), rushing yards (6,036), rushing touchdowns (95), total touchdowns (99) and points scored (600). He also owns single-season Eureka records in rushing yards (2,187), rushing touchdowns (40) and points scored (252). Reasnover's single-game records were set with 355 rushing yards against St. Scholastica on Oct. 28, 2017 and seven touchdowns at Martin Luther on Nov. 4, 2017.

He was the 10th player in NCAA Division III history to reach the 6,000-yard plateau and his 600 career points were third-most in Division III history.

Eureka went 9-2 in 2018, including a 6-1 mark in NACC play to win the outright league championship. The Red Devils also advanced to the NCAA Division III playoffs for the second consecutive season.