The Bethel College football team has gotten some notice even before the 2020 season has begun.


In the annual Street & Smith pre-season publication, Bethel was ranked ninth in its NAIA pre-season Top 10.


In addition, junior linebacker Josh Seabolt was named a pre-season All-American.


Seabolt, a 5-foot-9, 210-pound junior from Cimarron, was an NAIA All-American last season, recording 101 tackles, including 54 solo tackles. He had three quarterback sacks, two interceptions and a blocked extra point. He has 194 career tackles, which are the most by a Bethel player in their first two seasons. He helped Bethel to finish in the top 10 in rushing defense at 101.8 points a game.


Bethel is coming off an 8-3 season, 7-3 in KCAC play, finishing 24th in the final NAIA poll. Bethel led the country in rushing offense at 371.3 yards a game and was among the top in pass efficiency at 180.3.


Street & Smith


NAIA Pre-season


All-America Team


OFFENSE


QB Joe Dolincheck, Morningside (Iowa)


RB Arnijae Ponder, Morningside (Iowa)


RB Tim Whitfield, Langston (Okla.)


OL Austin Sherrill, Keiser (Fla.)


OL Andrew Rupcich, Culver-Stockton (Mo.)


OL Dustin Rivera, Southwestern


OL Tristan Shehorn, Ottawa (Ariz.)


OL Donovan Corlew, Concordia (Mich.)


TE Austin Harris, Midland (Neb.)


WR Stevie Williams, Kansas Wesleyan


WR Shane Solberg, Northwestern (Iowa)


DEFENSE


DL Robert Robinson, Briar Cliff (Iowa)


DL Kumi Sarpong Jr. Cumberlands (Ky.)


DL Sage DeLong, Eastern Oregon


DL Seth Maitlen, Morningside (Iowa)


LB DaMarcus Wimbush, Bluefield (Va.)


LB Lane Napier, Concordia (Neb.)


LB Josh Seabolt, Bethel


DB Twon Collymore, Sterling


DB Dallis Flowers, Grand View (Iowa)


DB Sage Chen-Young, Keiser (Fla.)


DB Athanie Leeviraphan, Evangel (Mo.)


SPECIAL TEAMS


K Nathan Hamilton, Grand View (Iowa)


P Camdon Griffiths, Midland (Neb.)


2020 Street & Smith


NAIA Preseason


Top-10 Rankings


1. Morningside (Iowa)


2. Marian (Ind.)


3. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)


4. College of Idaho


5. Northwestern (Iowa)


6. Saint Xavier (Ill.)


7. Saint Francis (Ind.)


8. Concordia (Mich.)


9. Bethel


10. Kansas Wesleyan