Brummer earns All-America honors in final season with Morningside
SIOUX CITY -- Former Harlan Community Cyclone Joe Brummer capped an outstanding collegiate football career at Morningside College this past fall, earning second-team All-America NAIA honors from the American Football Coaches Association following the Mustangs’ 12-2 campaign.
Brummer, a 2012 HCHS graduate and the son of Tony and Laurie Brummer, Harlan, played offensive left guard for Morningside, starting all 54 of the team’s games during the past four years. The Mustangs went 47-7 in that time frame, reaching the NAIA playoff semifinals the last three years following a 2012 national runner-up finish.
Brummer, a 6-2, 275-pound senior, played through the pain of an injured right knee this season as the Mustangs spent much of the year ranked No. 1 and finished third in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Post-Season Top 25 Poll. Their playoff run included a four-overtime, 75-69 win over Saint Xavier on a snowy field and a 51-6 thrashing of Tabor before ending with a 30-27 loss to Southern Oregon in the semifinals.