NORMAL, Ill. — Illinois State sophomore wide receiver Spencer Schnell has been named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team.

Schnell, an Elkhart Central graduate, ranked No. 2 in the MVFC in punt return average at 10.4 and rated second on the Redbirds with 59 receptions, good for 479 yards and a touchdown, while appearing in all 12 games.

Schnell sat out the 2015 season in residence at ISU after transferring from Ohio.

Illinois State (6-6) completed its 2016 season Nov. 26 with a 31-24 loss to Central Arkansas in the opening round of the NCAA Division I FCS playoffs.

Schnell was joined by teammate and linebacker B.J. Bello on the MVFC's 25-man All-Newcomer squad.

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