Jeremy Gordon named Defensive MVP, highlighting 13 All-Stars for Invaders

The Fargo Invaders led all teams with 13 NEFL All-Stars, highlighted by league Defensive MVP Jeremy Gordon.

The Northern Elite Football League is comprised of 10 teams throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, & Fargo.  The Invaders joined the NEFL this year, after playing for 3 years in the Northern States Football League – where they won two Championships.  Fargo was co-Champions of the West Division ending league play with a 6-2 record, including a 14-0 win over the St Paul Pioneers.  Going back to 2005, this is the only shutout of record against the Pioneers who had won the last 7 Elite Bowl championships.

The Invaders had 6 Offensive All-Stars, 6 Defensive All-Stars, and their Kicker to go along with the NEFL Executive of the Year.

Offensive All-Stars:

#40 Brett Baune – Fullback
53 Car, 262 yds, 5 TD’s ~ 4 Rec, 56 yds, 1 TD

#85 Jon Baune – Wide Receiver
42 Rec, 724 yds, 8 TD’s

#9 Nick Jackson – Tight End
17 Rec, 164 yds

#53 Nathan Hruby – Offensive Tackle

#61 Chad McQuade – Offensive Guard

#73 Tyler Jensen – Center


Defensive All-Stars:

#56 Cornelius Wahlo – Defensive Tackle
36 Tackles, 13 TFL, 3.5 Sacks, 1 Fumble Rec

#33 Jeremy Gordon – Linebacker  *MVP*
52 Tackles, 12 TFL, 10 Sacks, 3 Fumble Rec, 2 Forced Fum, 1 Int, 2 TD’s

#21 Jamus Neal – Linebacker
40 Tackles, 11 TFL, 4 Sacks, 1 Forced Fum, 2 Int, 1 TD

#4 Josh Gatlin – Cornerback
12 Tackles, 4 Int, 3 TD’s

#28 Vince Holmes – Safety
26 Tackles, 2 TFL, 0.5 Sacks, 1 Fumble Rec, 1 Int

#18 Mike Ford – Safety
7 Tackles, 2 Int, 1 TD



#5 Lezan Tahir – Kicker
26/31 XP, 2/2 FG (42-yarder ~ Invaders Record)


NEFL Executive of the Year:

Matt Petznick – Invaders President & Northern Elite Football League Webmaster


Petznick adds, “Though we didn’t end the season how we would’ve liked, it’s great to see our players get so much recognition and truly highlight the success we’ve had in our first year in the Northern Elite Football League.”  When asked about the Executive of the Year award he said, “It’s an honor to be recognized by the league.  I don’t see this as a personal award, but as a Team Award.  We have what I think is the best staff in the league, so this award recognizes their selfless dedication and the accomplishments they’re able to achieve.”  Matt also runs the site as well, writing and publishing a majority of the content.

The full list of NEFL All-Stars can be found on the league website.