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June 9, 2011
Bobbi Salcido

AZUSA, Calif. -- Azusa Pacific senior quarterback John van den Raadt , the 2010 NAIA Independent Offensive Player of the Year, appears on a regional cover (Frontier & independent) of the 2011 edition of the Victory Sports Network (VSN) NAIA Football Preview magazine.

The VSN NAIA Football Preview magazine is the only pre-season football magazine that is devoted solely to the NAIA and is only available at The ninth annual NAIA Preview magazine costs $14.95 plus a $2 shipping and handling charge when purchased online from the VSN website.

In 2010, van den Raadt led Azusa Pacific to its first NAIA playoff appearance since 2005 and a No. 18 final NAIA ranking. With 1,638 passing yards, a team-leading 927 rushing yards, and 28 touchdowns last season, van den Raadt ranks second on Azusa Pacific’s all-time total yards list and will be within reach of the all-time Cougar yardage record in 2011.

The magazine features NAIA pre-season team rankings, the “Super 72” ranking of the top 72 NAIA football players at various positions, and the “Super 6” that highlights the nation’s six best football players. It also includes articles on each NAIA football conference and season predictions.

In addition to van den Raadt, the Frontier/Independent regional cover features Eastern Oregon University quarterback Chris Ware along with Montana State University-Northern defensive lineman Will Andrews. The 2011 edition of the VSN NAIA Preview magazine features four regional covers and one national cover.

Van den Raadt is the first Azusa Pacific athlete to ever appear on the cover of a Victory Sports Network NAIA Football Preview magazine, which has been published annually since 2003.