KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Muilenburg Gets National Honors

Bookmark and Share

MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University football team came up just short in its bid to stay in first in the Great Plains Athletic Conference Saturday against Doane College, but wide receiver Anthony Muilenburg had a career day.


The Tigers lost 33-28 to Doane after the Doane Tigers scored on a last-minute drive and DWU’s final pass of the game fell incomplete, but Muilenburg, a junior from Sioux Falls, S.D., set two school records and played a huge role in its late comeback. For his performance, he has been named one of six offensive players-of-the-week by Beyond Sports Network.


Muilenburg caught 12 passes for a school-record 233 yards Saturday. Three of those were touchdown catches, and all three came in the fourth quarter to help the Tigers go from a 27-10 deficit to a 28-27 lead with 2:30 left to play. Muilenburg’s first touchdown catch was a 99-yard pass from quarterback Jon Bane that set the record for longest touchdown in school history. He also had touchdown catches of 14 and seven yards.


After his career day Saturday, Muilenburg leads the GPAC in receptions (7.43), receiving yards (101.9) and scoring (11.1) per game. He is second in the NAIA in receiving yards and third in scoring and receptions per game. After the loss, the Tigers, who were ranked No. 19 in the NAIA, fell to No. 23. Doane moved up one spot from No. 18 to No. 17.


Muilenburg was one of six offense players from around the NAIA to be honored by BSN. Doane quarterback Anthony Dunn was honored after becoming the Tigers’ all-time leader in passing yards in a career. Lindsey Wilson’s Branden Cresap (QB), Carroll’s Chance Demarias (RB), Campbellsville’s Wayne Coffee (RB) and Faulkner’s Courtney Pete (WR) were also honored.


The BSN is a sports media site that features colleges and players from the FCS, NCAA Division II and III and the NAIA. Each week, the BSN names one offensive line and one defensive line of the week, along with six individual offensive players, five defensive players and four special teams athletes from each level of football.


Dakota Wesleyan is back in action Saturday, Oct. 29, when it travels to Orange City, Iowa, to take on Northwestern College.


< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >

Donohue's 67 highlights final day at State Junior Golf  story with video

University of Arizona bound Max Donohue of Sioux Falls fired a blistering ...

Tuesday's Legion Region recap  story with video

Watertown and Brookings will meet Wednesday in the winner's bracket of Region 1-A in Watertown with the winner ...

SDSU names Wood new softball coach

South Dakota State director of athletics Justin Sell announced on Tuesday ...

Birds fall at St. Paul  Jul. 21

Tough day for Spirit Lake and Lemars at state softball  story with video  Jul. 21

Ed Moses sets example for local swimmers  story with video  Jul. 21

Madison Tops Dell Rapids Twice For Region Title  story with video  Jul. 20

Dakota Schoolers Win Pentagon Summer Slam  story with video  Jul. 20

KDLT Sports Stories

FX Series "Fargo" Will Be Set In Sioux Falls

The FX network is planning a second season of "Fargo" ...

Sioux Falls Written Into Hit Television Show  story with video

The hit show “Fargo” on the FX network has ...

Update: RAGBRAI Rider Dies In Northern Iowa

A participant in an annual bicycle ride across Iowa has died ...

City Inspecting Sump Pumps In SF Homes  story with video  Jul. 22

Wal-Mart Prepping for Sioux Falls Opening  Jul. 22

Fulton Woman's Death Not Suspicious   Jul. 22

City Leaders Learn More About 'Ripple Effect'   story with video  Jul. 22

Fruit Sold At Sam's Club, Costco Recalled  Jul. 22

KDLT News Archive
Back To Top