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UNI's Karter Schult named MVFC Defensive Player of the Year

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

Senior defensive end Karter Schult has been named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year, the league announced today.

Schult ended the season leading all of Division I football, both FBS and FCS, with 17 sacks, and tied for second in the country with 24 tackles for loss.

His sack total ranks second all-time in single season quarterback sacks, while his tackles for loss beat the UNI record of 23 set last season.

Schult also tied the school record for tackles for loss in a game, with 5.5 against Montana.

He's the ninth Panther to be named defensive player of the year, and the second in a row, after Deiondre' Hall won the award last year.

He finished third on the team in total tackles with 69, leading all defensive linemen in the league in the category. Along with his towering sack and tackle for loss total, Schult also racked up four quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles, a blocked kick, a safety and his first-career interception.

Schult finished his career at UNI ranked first all-time in career tackles for loss (56.0), yards from tackles for loss (266), yards from sacks (215) and quarterback hurries (20). He also ranks second in career sacks with 35.5.

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