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Boschee, Liggins named NAIA All-Americans

Following a season that brought the Dickinson State football team to the NAIA quarterfinals, senior defensive backs Jay Liggins and Cain Boschee were named to the AFCA-NAIA All-America Teams.

Following a season that brought the Dickinson State football team to the NAIA quarterfinals, senior defensive backs Jay Liggins and Cain Boschee were named to the AFCA-NAIA All-America Teams.

Liggins, a 6-foot-2 cornerback, was named to the first-team defense, while Boschee, a 6-foot-3 safety, was named to the second-team defense.

Boschee, who hails from Kalispell, Mont., was previously named to the 2016 All-American team. This season, he earned five interceptions, tying Rocky Hanson for the program record with 24 in a career. He also made 41 tackles, forced a pair of fumbles and deflected eight passes.

Liggins, a Bismarck native, had a team-high eight interceptions, good for third-most in the NAIA. He broke the Dickinson State record with four in a single game, one of which he ran 91 yards down the field. He also deflected 16 passes, forced a fumble and blocked a kick.

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