Originally published November 24, 2012
Several Madison football players on NCAA Division II & III college rosters
Monday, December 03, 2012 5:00 AM
Several former Madison football players have recently completed seasons playing at the collegiate level.
From right to left, top to bottom: Ryan Fish, Aaron Greer, Zakk Kinnaman and Zach Zeren
Correction - December 3, 2012
A profile of former Madison football player Kenton Williams in a Nov. 24 story incorrectly listed his status at Emory & Henry College in Virginia. Williams, a 2010 Madison graduate, appeared in all 10 games this season and started the last six at tight end. He is a member of the team's 1,100-Pound Club and has twice been named to the Old Dominion Conference's academic all-conference team. Williams is an international business major with a minor in Chinese.
A pair of 2009 graduates, Zach Zehren and Kenton Williams, both saw plenty of action on the field while a trio of 2012 grads, Aaron Greer, Ryan Fish and Zakk Kinnaman got their first taste of college football.
Here's a look at the collegiate Cubs:
Ryan Fish, University of Wisconsin-Platteville - Coached by former Hanover College offensive coordinator Mike Emendorfer, the Pioneers finished the season at 8-2, tied for second in the tough Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. UWP finished the season with a No. 13 ranking nationally in NCAA Division III.
Fish played his freshmen year on the scout and freshmen teams. He was in one varsity game and had three carries for four yards. Fish is a health education major.
Aaron Greer, St. Joseph's College - Greer was the punt long snapper and back-up defensive end for the Division II Pumas in Rensselear. He played in seven varsity games recording four tackles for the Pumas.
St. Joseph posted its first winning season since 2006, finishing at 6-5 overall and 5-3 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Greer is a business administration major.
Zakk Kinnaman, Manchester University - Kinnaman helped the Spartans to their first winning season since 1997 as they finished at 6-4 overall and 6-2 and tied for second in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. He played on the offensive line in freshmen games this season fot the NCAA Division III program.
Zach Zehren, Franklin College - The former Madison quarterback is now in his third season at Franklin where he plays defensive back and on special teams.
A junior recreation major, Zehran has been a part of the Grizzlies' three consecutive Heartland Conference championships. He played in all 10 regular-season games this past season and recorded 29 tackles including three for loss.
Franklin, 9-2 overall and 8-0 in the HCAC, won its playoff opener at Adrian (Mich.) and will now head to Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) for the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs this weekend.
Kenton Williams, Emory and Henry College - Williams was a special teams player and back-up fullback this season for Emory and Henry, which is located in Emory, Va.
He played in nine games and recorded two tackles for the NCAA Division III program. The Wasps had their best record since 2009 finishing at 6-4 overall and 3-4 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.