D2football.com, the absolute authority on Division II college football has tabbed three Hillsdale College Chargers to their first-team All-American football team.
Press Release from Hillsdale's SID Brad Monastiere:
Trio of Chargers named preseason All-Americans by D2football.com
Veldheer, Berube, Petro honored
August 17, 2009 - Three members of the Hillsdale College football team have earned preseason All-American recognition by D2football.com.
Seniors Jared Veldheer, Drew Berube and Mark Petro were all named First-Team preseason All-American by the website, one of the most highly respected news organizations covering Division II football. Veldheer is an offensive lineman, Berube is a defensive end, and Petro is the Chargers' placekicker.
Veldheer has been a near-unanimous preseason All-American pick by many magazines and websites as he heads into his fourth year starting at left tackle for Hillsdale. His size, footwork and athleticism have caught the eye of NFL scouts, who have been observing Veldheer since the end of the 2008 season.
Berube had a breakout year in 2008, leading the GLIAC in sacks and tackles-for-loss. He was named First-Team All-GLIAC last season and was named the preseason Division II Defensive Player of the Year by Consensus Draft Services.
Petro put together his best season as Hillsdale's kicker in 2008, leading the conference in scoring among kickers, and field goals made.
All three players have started for the Chargers since their freshman seasons.