ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Seniors Anthony Kemper (Prior Lake, Minn./Prior Lake) and Brian Frett (Wilmette, Ill./New Trier) were two of the top receiving targets in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). Both were recognized for their abilities when conference coaches voted them to the 2013 All-MIAC Second Team.
The depth of talent across the conference might best be displayed by the fact that the MIAC had four nationally-ranked teams this season and another receiving votes in both national polls.
Kemper finished the regular season second among MIAC players with nine touchdown receptions, third with 982 receiving yards, fourth with 61 receptions and fifth with 16.1 yards per reception. He was just as effective during conference games, averaging 6.0 receptions for 92.1 yards and reaching the end zone six times.
His 2013-14 campaign was one of the top all-around performances for a receiver in Carleton team history. The nine touchdowns tied for the fourth-highest single-season total in Carleton annals, while his 982 yards rank sixth and the 61 receptions rank seventh.
Kemper capped his career with a huge game in the Knights’ big comeback win over Augsburg in the season finale on Nov. 16. He finished with seven receptions for 131 yards. The final catch of his career was a 33-yard game-winning touchdown with 2:13 remaining to complete Carleton’s comeback from down 17 points in the fourth quarter. That score provided the deciding points in the 49-45 triumph that gave Carleton only its second season at or above .500 since 1996.
Kemper concluded his time donning the maize and blue sixth in Carleton history with 124 career receptions for 1,924 receiving yards, which also ranks sixth all-time. He hauled in 22 touchdown passes during his career, ranking fifth in the Knights’ record book.
Frett was one of only two tight ends voted to the All-MIAC squad. Despite missing three games due to injury, he finished the year second among conference tight ends with 26 catches for 287 yards.
He was one game shy of qualifying among conference leaders in some statistical categories. Had he qualified, Frett’s 3.7 receptions per game would have ranked 10th among all MIAC players—including wide receivers, tight ends, and running backs—while his 11.04 yards per reception would rank 15th in the conference.
When he was not making tough catches over the middle, Frett’s blocking helped Carleton amass 1,209 rushing yards and 21 rushing touchdowns. This was only the third time in the last eight years that the Knights ran for more than 1200 yards in a season, and that touchdown total was the fifth-highest in the program’s recorded history and most since 1996.
As part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative, the MIAC announced the eighth annual All-MIAC Sportsmanship team for football. Chase Gottschalk (Sr./Independence, Minn./Orono) was selected by his coaches and teammates for demonstrating the ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field of competition.