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Haynes, Zalk first-team all-conference for Central Washington

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Central Washington linebacker Kevin Haynes and receiver Jesse Zalk have been named first-team all-conference by the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Haynes, a redshirt freshman from Battle Ground, ranked second in the conference with 99 tackles. His five interceptions finished tied for the conference lead.

Zalk, a Prairie grad who was named first-team kick returner, leads Central in all-purpose yards with 113.8 per game. The sophomore leads the GNAC with an average of 29.1 yards per kick return.

The Wildcats ended the season 7-4 overall and 4-2 in conference play, finishing in a three-way tie for second.

Click here to read a Columbian story written last month on Haynes and Zalk going from high school rivals to teammates.

Click here for a full list of the GNAC all-conference teams.

Micah Rice

Micah Rice

Columbian Sports Editor Micah Rice is the author of Tailgate Talk: College football from a Clark County perspective.