Football squad shares second as Snead assaults record book

Senior Nate Snead capped a record-breaking career by quarterbacking Central to within a touchdown of an Iowa Conference football title share.

The Dutch finished in a tie for second place at 6-2 with a 7-3 overall mark. Central narrowly missed a last-second score in a 20-13 loss at Wartburg Oct. 29, which would have left the Dutch in a tie for first place with eventual champ Dubuque.

Snead rushed for 952 yards in 2011, the most ever by a Central quarterback, and gained 2,500 for his career, seventh on the all-time rushing yardage list. He closed in third on the career passing yardage chart with 4,710 and second in total offense with 7,210. He had 91 rushing/passing touchdowns, 21 more than any player in school history.

Central landed a league-high 10 players on the all-conference squad. Senior offensive lineman Garret Albers, junior linebacker Keith Rush and freshman kicker Kevin Sheldon were first-team picks.

Snead was among seven Central seniors on the second team, joined by wide receiver Jeremy Snead, kick/punt returner Mike Furlong, offensive lineman Casey Tanner, defensive lineman Brady Hill, running back Preston West and punter Preston Roberts.

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