PSU redshirt freshman linebacker Nate Dreiling, who led NCAA Division II in tackles during his rookie campaign, was named to the 2010 Associated Press Little All-America Team.

Dreiling (6-4, 218) made 160 tackles, including 20.5 tackles-for-loss, to lead the country in total stops, averaging 13.33 per game. He was one of only two freshmen named to the elite squad that encompasses NCAA Division II, Division III and NAIA.

Dreiling, a Hutchinson, Kan., native, also garnered first-team All-America honors on the Daktronics/Division II All-America Team. He is the 47th player in the history of the PSU program to garner AP Little All-America recognition.