NDSU CB Williams lands on TSN All-America team for 2nd yearTwo Bison, two Bobcats and two Grizzlies and one player from the University of North Dakota earned All-America football honors from The Sports Network.
Two Bison, two Bobcats and two Grizzlies and one player from the University of North Dakota earned All-America football honors from The Sports Network.
North Dakota State cornerback Marcus Williams was one of five players named to the first team for the second consecutive year. Also named to the first team was NDSU junior offensive tackle Billy Turner.
A 5-11, 194-pound junior, Williams is the most electrifying player on a NDSU squad that has returned to the national semifinals and is seeking its second straight FCS national championship. He has five interceptions for 125 return yards, four pass breakups and 27 tackles. He also has two touchdowns and 558 total return yards, including on special teams.
Montana State senior linebacker Jody Owens and senior defensive end Caleb Schreibeis received first team all-Football Championship Subdivision honors. Owens, who is from Mesquite, Texas, was the Big Sky Conference defensive MVP and finished the season with 96 tackles, 14.5 for a loss, with four forced fumbles.
Schreibeis, who is from Billings, led the FCS with eight forced fumbles and led the Big Sky with 12.5 sacks and 15 tackles for a loss. He is a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award, which will be announced on Dec. 17.
UND junior receiver Greg Hardin was named to the third team as an all-purpose player.
Montana junior linebacker Jordan Tripp earned second team honors while sophomore defensive end Zach Wagenmann was named to the third team.