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Three Titans To Be Honored At WFCA All-State Banquet

Three Titans To Be Honored At WFCA All-State Banquet

UW-Oshkosh head coach Pat Cerroni, senior quarterback Brett Kasper and junior return specialist Dom Todarello will be recognized at the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association's (WFCA) All-State Banquet on Jan. 28 at the Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay.

Cerroni was named the WFCA's Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Coach of the Year following the Titans' highly successful season that included a 12-1 record and an appearance in the semifinal round of the NCAA Division III Championship.

The WFCA selected Kasper as its WIAC Offensive Player of the Year and Todarello as the association's WIAC Special Teams Player of the Year.

Cerroni led UW-Oshkosh to wins in all seven WIAC contests in 2017, marking the sixth perfect league season in the program's 123 years. The WIAC champion Titans hosted four NCAA postseason contests for the first time in school history and concluded the year ranked third in the country by D3football.com.

Cerroni, who has coached UW-Oshkosh to each of its four Division III tournament appearances, also collected WIAC and WFCA Coach of the Year honors in both 2012 and 2015 after directing the Titans to 7-0 league records and deep NCAA postseason runs.

Cerroni, the winningest football coach in UW-Oshkosh history, owns an 89-35 record in 11 seasons, including a string of seven consecutive winning seasons.

Kasper capped his record-breaking career by being named the Gagliardi Trophy recipient as the most outstanding Division III football player.

Kasper was named the WIAC's Offensive Player of the Year for the second time in three seasons and became the first WIAC player to win both the Gagliardi Trophy and D3football.com Offensive Player of the Year awards.

Kasper, who finished the 2017 season ranked second in the country with a 189.6 passing efficiency rating, passed for 3,025 yards and a school-record 34 touchdowns during his senior year. He helped lead the Titans to their third straight trip to the NCAA postseason, including an appearance in the national championship game in 2016.

Kasper compiled a 40-6 career record as a starter en route to establishing program records with 9,786 passing yards and 89 touchdown passes, including a school-record six against North Central College (Ill.) this past season.

Todarello was selected to the D3football.com All-America Third Team as a return specialist after a 2017 season in which he set the UW-Oshkosh record with 820 kickoff return yards.

Todarello, named Special Teams Player of the Year by the WIAC, was one of four NCAA Division III players to return both a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns in 2017. He had a school-record 98-yard kickoff return for a score against UW-River Falls and returned a punt 61 yards for a touchdown against Virginia University of Lynchburg.

Todarello, the first UW-Oshkosh return specialist to collect All-America honors, ranked sixth in the country with 946 combined kick return yards. He averaged 26.5 yards per kickoff return and 14 yards per punt return as UW-Oshkosh concluded the 2017 season with 11-plus wins for the third straight year.

Todarello was also named to the All-WIAC First Team as an all-purpose back, contributing 32 receptions for 419 yards and eight touchdowns to go along with 38 carries for 309 yards for a total of 1,674 all-purpose yards on the year.

Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Website