NDSU leads All-MVFC with eight on first team

(STATS) - The top three finishers in the Missouri Valley Football Conference had the most first-team selections on the all-conference team announced Monday.

Co-champion North Dakota State, which has won the last five FCS national titles, led the way with eight first-team selections, including repeat picks Zack Johnson, an offensive tackle, and Greg Menard, a defensive end. The Bison had four second-team and three honorable mention selections.

South Dakota State, the other co-champion, and third-place finisher Youngstown State each had five first-team selections.

The MVFC's postseason awards were announced last Wednesday, and South Dakota State captured three honors with quarterback Taryn Christion (offensive player of the year), linebacker Christian Rozeboom (freshman of the year) and John Stiegelmeier (coach of the year).

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MVFC POSTSEASON AWARDS=

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Taryn Christion, QB, South Dakota State

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Karter Schult, DE, Northern Iowa

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR - Chris Streveler, QB, South Dakota

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR - Christian Rozeboom, LB, South Dakota State

COACH OF THE YEAR - John Stiegelmeier, South Dakota State

ALL-MVFC FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

QB - Taryn Christian, South Dakota State, So.

RB - King Frazier, North Dakota State, Sr.

RB - Martin Ruiz, Youngstown State, Sr.

FB - Chase Morlock, North Dakota State, Sr.

WR - Lance Lenoir, Western Illinois, Sr.

WR - Jake Wieneke, South Dakota State, Jr.

TE - Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State, Jr.

OL - Brock Eisenhuth, Youngstown State, Sr.

OL - Zack Johnson, North Dakota State, Sr.

OL - Landon Lechler, North Dakota State, Sr.

OL - Jacob Ohnesorge, South Dakota State, Jr.

OL - Mark Spelman, Illinois State, Sr.

DEFENSE

DL - Greg Menard, North Dakota State, Jr.

DL - Avery Moss, Youngstown State, Sr.

DL - Derek Rivers, Youngstown State, Sr.

DL - Karter Schult, Northern Iowa, Sr.

LB - Dylan Cole, Missouri State, Sr.

LB - Christian Rozeboom, South Dakota State, Fr.

LB - M.J. Stumpf, North Dakota State, Sr.

LB - Brett Taylor, Western Illinois, Sr.

DB - LeRoy Alexander, Youngstown State, Sr.

DB - Trey Dempsey, North Dakota State, Jr.

DB - Robbie Grimsley, North Dakota State, So.

DB - Davontae Harris, Illinois State, Jr.

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK - Miles Bergner, South Dakota, Sr.

P - Miles Bergner, South Dakota, Sr.

LS - Joshua Appel, Indiana State, Sr.

RS - Deion Holliman, Missouri State, Jr.

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