The dynamic Clan linebacker is selected to join other NFL Draft prospects at the annual post-season all-star game on Jan. 28 in Mobile, Alabama.
The junior and three-time GNAC Offensive Lineman of the Year is the second Humboldt State player named to the Associated Press Little All-America Football Team in as many years.
The GNAC's top running back and the league's Defensive Player of the Year end their seasons with selection to the D2CCA All-America Football Team. Gardner was selected for the second straight year.
The GNAC will be represented at the Division II football national championship game by the officiating crew, which was selected to call the game between North Alabama and Northwest Missouri State.
The three-time GNAC Offensive Lineman of the Year was the league's only AFCA Division II All-America First Team Selection. Simon Fraser's Jordan Herdman & Azusa Pacific's C.J. Broussard earned second team honors.