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Brian Rohles tabbed NAIA All-American
Brian Rohles
Brian Rohles, a 2005 Manteca High graduate, has been named to the seventh National Association of Interscholastic Athletics All-American football team, earning honorable mention.

 Rohles, a senior at Minot State in North Dakota, started on the Beavers’ offensive line and helped the team finish 5-4 this past season. The 6-foot-4, 275-pound tackle is a two-time all-Dakota Athletic Conference first-team selection.

Minot State’s offensive line helped running back Nick Banks rush for 1,726 yards and 21 touchdowns on 283 carries, and his 143.8 yards per game ranked second in the nation. Banks was named to the NAIA All-American first-team offense and was voted the DAC’s Most Valuable Player.

Rohles joined the Beavers after spending a year at Delta College in Stockton.  In high school, Rohles played at Sierra High for three seasons before transferring to crosstown rival Manteca. He anchored the offensive line at center his senior year in 2004 and helped the Buffaloes earn their second of three Sac-Joaquin Section championships since 2001.

Rohles’ older brother, Joey, also went to Minot State and was selected to participate in the first-ever Victory Sports Network Senior Classic, which showcases the best NAIA football players, in 2007.

— Jonamar Jacinto