Wayne State College senior defensive end Jacob Protzman was voted to the CCA (Conference Commissioner’s Association) All-Super Region 4 Football Second Team that was released Friday morning. The team is voted on by the sports information directors in the region from the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, Lone Star Conference, Northern Sun Conference and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
It marks the third straight season a Wildcat defender received CCA All-Super Region 4 honors, joining Tyler Thomsen last season and Glenn Harris in 2017.
Protzman, a 6-4, 250-pound senior defensive end from Grimes, Iowa (Dallas Center-Grimes HS), earned All-NSIC South Division First Team honors this season after leading the NSIC in tackles for loss (22.0-92 yds) and tied for second in sacks with 12.5 for 65 yards, which tied for fifth-most sacks in a single season by a Wildcat player.
He ranked fifth on the team in tackles with 44 and had five quarterback hurries with one forced fumble. Protzman had at least one sack in nine of 11 games this season, highlighted by a season-best 2.5 sacks with seven tackles vs. Minnesota Crookston. Last season, Protzman was an All-NSIC South Division Second Team honoree for the Wildcats.
Wayne State finished the 2019 season at 4-7 overall and 2-5 in the NSIC South Division.