Illinois State won nine games in 2012.
The sophomore defensive end joins a distinguished list of recipients.
The annual list included 53 current and former Redbirds.
2012: Played in five games ... missed the first four games of the season due to recovery from offseason shoulder surgery ... made his season debut at South Dakota.
2011: Played in five games as a defensive lineman... had three total tackle ... forced a fumble, recorded a sack and tallied a tackle-for-loss against Morehead State.
Pioneer HS: Rated as a one-star recruit by Scout.com ... three-year letterwinner ... finished career with 4,330 yards and 64 rushing touchdowns, both school records ...as a senior, racked up 1,413 yards and 24 rushing touchdowns ... also caught six passes for 120 yards and a touchdown in final season ... recorded 25.5 tackles and 3.5 sacks as a defensive end ... named the Midwest Conference Player of the Year and a first-team Class A all-state selection at defensive end by the Associated Press ... member of the Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 ... Indiana Football Coaches Association Region 5 All-Star Team pick at fullback ... as a junior, rushed for 1,726 yards and 21 touchdowns and recorded 33.5 total tackles, five sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss on defense ... named a first-team Class A all-state selection at defensive end by the Associated Press ... Indiana Football Coaches Association Class A First-Team All-State selection (RB) ... All-Midwest Conference first-team selection ... tallied 1,116 yards and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore on way to being named an all-Midwest Conference honorable mention pick ... also competed in track and field as a thrower.
Personal: Born September 16, 1991, in South Bend, Ind. ... son of Aaron and Deborah Kiser ... one of four children ... his father, Aaron, and uncle, Brian, both competed in track and field at Purdue ... intended major is secondary education ... also recruited by Dayton, Purdue, and Western Michigan.