Saint John's Magazine Winter/Spring 2020

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• The Johnnies piled up 559 yards of total offense, led by 481 passing yards and four touchdown passes from Erdmann, to hold off Aurora (Illinois) 51-47 in the first round of the Division III playoffs Nov. 23 at Clemens Stadium. A 55-26 second-round win at Chapman (California) and a thrilling 34-33 quarterfinal victory at Wheaton (Illinois) followed before Saint John’s fell 35-32 at WisconsinWhitewater in the semifinals Dec. 14. • Erdmann, who won the Gagliardi Trophy honoring Division III’s most outstanding player in 2018, finished as runner-up for the award – trailing quarterback Broc Rutter of national champion North Central (Illinois) by just three votes. • Senior guard Dan Greenheck ’20 was named to the Associated Press Division III All-America first team for the

second straight season. Erdmann, Bartch, sophomore wide receiver Ravi Alston ’22 and junior defensive end/linebacker Danny Pietruszewski ’21 were second-team picks. Bartch was named to the All-America first team while Erdmann, Greenheck and senior defensive tackle J.W. Windsor ’20 were named to the second team. Senior cornerback Chris Harris ’20 was an honorable mention selection. Erdmann was named to the American Football Coaches Association’s All-America second team. • Bartch became the fourth Johnnies player, and the third in a row, to be named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. The team was honored at halftime of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Jan. 1 in New Orleans. He also was invited to play in the 2020 Reese’s Senior Bowl Jan. 25 in Mobile, Alabama. CSBSJU.EDU/NEWS