Austin DeNoyer Named First Team All-America

NEW ULM, Minn. – Martin Luther College senior running back Austin DeNoyer was named First Team All-America by the website on Monday.

DeNoyer finished the abbreviated senior season with 67 carries for 504 yards and eight touchdowns in only four games, helping the Knights to a 3-1 record. DeNoyer went over 100 yards in three of the team’s four games, scored at least one touchdown in each contest, and ran for a season-high 218 yards and three scores in the Knights 44-14 win over Minnesota Morris on April 10.

Despite the shortened season, DeNoyer finished his MLC career with the program record for career rushing yards (2,948) and career yards per game average (117.9). He also tied for second in career rushing touchdowns (33), and ranks third in career rushing attempts (503) and fifth in career yards per carry average (5.86)

This marks the second postseason honor DeNoyer has received from He was previously named All-West Region following the 2018 season in which he broke the MLC single-season record with 1,086 rushing yards on the way to UMAC Most Valuable Offensive Player honors. The following season, DeNoyer smashed his own single-season record and finished with 1,358 rushing yards on the way to helping MLC finish a perfect 8-0 in the UMAC and its second straight conference championship.

DeNoyer is the first MLC player to receive All-America honors from the website, which started giving out the awards in 1999.

Earlier this month, DeNoyer was named Academic All-UMAC for his work in the classroom during the season.

You can see the full press release from the website with all the All-America honorees if you click here.