NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Three Bethel College football players were honored January 17 when the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) named its All-America teams. Punter Garrett Whorton, a junior from Little River, was one of only three players from Kansas schools named to the All-America first team.
Two other Bethel players received NAIA honorable mention: Peter Garibaldi, punt returner, a senior from Washington, D.C., and Chad Hershberger, kick returner, sophomore from Hesston. They were among 12 players in Kansas named in this category.
Bethel College plays in Region IV of the NAIA, which covers Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. It is one of 21 colleges (13 in Kansas) in the region.