Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | Valley Football
2012 Valley Football All-Conference Team

QB Matt Brown of Illinois State; DB Marcus Williams of North Dakota State; QB Sawyer Kollmorgen of UNI; and head coach Craig Bohl headline the 2012 Missouri Valley Football Conference all-conference team (the full all-conference units will be announced Monday.)

  • Brown has been named Offensive Player of the Year -- edging RB Zach Zenner of South Dakota State and RB Shakir Bell of Indiana State in a tight vote for the league's top offensive honor.
  • Williams is the league's Defensive Player of the Year, as he finished ahead of Illinois State's Colton Underwood in the voting by the league's panel of head coaches, sports information directors and media.
  • Kollmorgen has been selected as the league's Freshman and Newcomer of the Year.
  • And Bohl, who led the top-ranked Bison to a 10-1 record, MVFC outright crown, and No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Division I Football Championship playoffs, is the league's Coach of the Year.

Brown joins former Redbird stars RB Toby Davis (1992) and WR Laurént Robinson (2005) as ISU players to win Offensive Player of the Year honors. Williams is the first ever Bison player to win the league's top defensive honor. Kollmorgen is the third Panther to win Freshman of the Year honors -- joining former Panther QBs Tom Petrie (2001) and Eric Sanders (2004). He's the first player in league history to sweep Newcomer and Freshman of the Year honors.   Bohl, meanwhile, is the league's coach of the year for the second-straight year. He's the eighth coach in league history to win the award in back-to-back seasons.

#13 QB Matt Brown, ILS, 6-4, 235, Sr., Marion (Ill.) High School
Started 43-straight games … led ILS and the MVFC in passing yards (2,676), yards per game (243.3) and total offense (2,789) … passed for 20 touchdowns and added six rushing TD … completed 62.7 percent of passes attempted … two 300-plus yard passing games … five games with two or more TD passes … passed for school record 473 yards and accounted for seven TDs in win over Eastern Illinois … twice named MVFC Offensive Player of the Week … set eight school and three MVFC career records during the season.

Matt Brown Illinois State 49
Zach Zenner South Dakota State 45
Shakir Bell Indiana State 40
David Johnson UNI 7
Jamaine Cook Youngstown State 3

#1 CB Marcus Williams, North Dakota State, 5-11, 197, Jr., Minneapolis, Minn. (Hopkins H.S.)
Buck Buchanan Award candidate … Preseason All-America and all-conference selection … Started in 10 games ... Tied for 5th in MVFC and tied for 15th nationally in interceptions … MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week ... Leads team with four interceptions for 125 yards including one returned 98 yards for TD against Youngstown State (10-6-12) … Has returned four interceptions for TDs in career, added another on a lateral from teammate’s pick ... Returned 11 kickoffs for 331 yards, an average of 30.1 yards, including one returned 98 yards for TD at Illinois State (11-17-12) … Has two career kickoff returns for TDs … Returned three punts for 74 yards including a career long of 64 … Ranks second all-time at school with 15 interceptions, one shy the record of 16 ... Had 22 tackles including 14 solos and one tackle for loss ... Valuable part of the FCS’ and the league’s top-ranked scoring, rush, pass and total defense.

Marcus Williams North Dakota State 54
Colton Underwood Illinois State 48
Aaron Archie Indiana State 31
Ross Shafrath South Dakota State 6
Ken Boatright Southern Illinois 3
Caleb Schaffitzel Missouri State 2

#17 QB Sawyer Kollmorgen, UNI, 6-2, 215, Redshirt Freshman, Jenks, Okla./Jenks HS
Started in every game for the Panthers during his debut in a UNI uniform during the 2012 season …finished the 2012 season 185 for 313 passing with 21 touchdowns and 2,460 yards … was second in the MVFC in total offense and passing average per game as a redshirt freshman.

Sawyer Kollmorgen UNI 67
T.J. Lally South Dakota State 33
Connor Underwood Indiana State 21
John Crockett North Dakota State 10
J.J. Raffelson Western Illinois 10
Jermaine Barton Illinois State 3

Sawyer Kollmorgen UNI 62
T.J. Lally South Dakota State 35
Connor Underwood Indiana State 19
J.J. Raffelson Western Illinois 18
Ben LeCompte North Dakota State 5
Alex Donnelly Illinois State 5


Craig Bohl North Dakota State 55
John Stiegelmeier South Dakota State 36
Brock Spack Illinois State 32
Trent Miles Indiana State 18
Terry Allen Missouri State 2
Mark Farley UNI 1

1985 Mike Smith, QB, Northern Iowa
1986 Sean Payton, QB, Eastern Illinois
1987 Carl Boyd, RB, Northern Iowa
1988 Paul Singer, QB, Western Illinois
1989 DeAndre Smith, QB, Missouri State
1990 DeAndre Smith, QB, Missouri State
1991 Derrick Franklin, RB, Indiana State
1992 Toby Davis, RB, Illinois State
1993 Kurt Warner, QB, Northern Iowa
1994 Rob St. Sauver, QB, Western Illinois
1995 Dedric Ward, WR, Northern Iowa
1996 Dedric Ward, WR, Northern Iowa
1997 Aaron Stecker, RB, Western Illinois
1998 Karlton Carpenter, RB, S. Illinois
1999 Cornell Craig, WR, S. Illinois
2000 Charles Tharp, RB, Western Illinois
2001 P.J. Mays, RB, Youngstown State
2002 Russ Michna, QB, Western Illinois
2003 Russ Michna, QB, Western Illinois
2004 Joel Sambursky, QB, S. Illinois
2005 Laurént Robinson, WR, Illinois State
2006 Marcus Mason, RB, Youngstown St.
2007 Eric Sanders, QB, Northern Iowa
2008 Herb Donaldson, RB, Western Illinois
2009 Deji Karim, RB, Southern Illinois
2010 Matt Barr, QB, Western Illinois
2011 Shakir Bell, RB, Indiana State

1985 James Houston, LB, Illinois State
        Mark Farley, LB, Northern Iowa
1986 Brian Gant, LB, Illinois State
1987 Matt Soraghan, LB, Missouri State
1988 John Jurkovic, DT, Eastern Illinois
1989 John Jurkovic, DT, Eastern Illinois
1990 Tim Lance, DB, Eastern Illinois
1991 William Freeney, LB, Northern Iowa
1992 William Freeney, LB, Northern Iowa
1993 Andre Allen, LB, Northern Iowa
1994 Andre Allen, LB, Northern Iowa
1995 Tim Carver, LB, Eastern Illinois
1996 Mike Miano, DL, Missouri State
1997 Harry Deligianis, DT, Youngstown State
1998 James Milton, LB, Western Illinois
1999 Edgerton Hartwell, LB, Western Illinois
2000 Edgerton Hartwell, LB, Western Illinois
2001 Adam Vogt, LB, Northern Iowa
2002 Boomer Grigsby, LB, Illinois State
2003 Boomer Grigsby, LB, Illinois State
2004 Boomer Grigsby, LB, Illinois State
2005 Brent Hawkins, DE, Illinois State
2006 Cameron Siskowic, LB, Illinois State
2007 Brannon Carter, LB, Northern Iowa
2008 James Ruffin, DE, Northern Iowa
2009 Danny Batten, DE, South Dakota State
        James Ruffin, DE, Northern Iowa
2010 Kyle Glazier, LB, Western Illinois
2011 L.J. Fort, LB, Northern Iowa

1985 Darrell Mudra, Northern Iowa
1986 Al Molde, Eastern Illinois
1987 Darrell Mudra, Northern Iowa
        Bruce Craddock, Western Illinois
1988 Bruce Craddock, Western Illinois
1989 Jesse Branch, Missouri State
1990 Jesse Branch, Missouri State
1991 Terry Allen, Northern Iowa
1992 Terry Allen, Northern Iowa
1993 Terry Allen, Northern Iowa
1994 Terry Allen, Northern Iowa
1995 Bob Spoo, Eastern Illinois
1996 Terry Allen, Northern Iowa
1997 Randy Ball, Western Illinois
1998 Todd Berry, Illinois State
1999 Todd Berry, Illinois State
2000 Don Patterson, Western Illinois
2001 Mark Farley, Northern Iowa
2002 Don Patterson, Western Illinois
2003 Jerry Kill, Southern Illinois
2004 Jerry Kill, Southern Illinois
2005 Jon Heacock, Youngstown State
2006 Jon Heacock, Youngstown State
2007 Mark Farley, Northern Iowa
2008 Dale Lennon, Southern Illinois
2009 Dale Lennon, Southern Illinois
2010 Trent Miles, Indiana State
2011 Craig Bohl, North Dakota State

1994 Buck Phillips, CB, WIU
1995 Jason Cannon, WR, MSU
1996 Vince Bruno, LB, WIU
1997 Aaron Stecker, RB, WIU
1998 David Bowens, DL, WIU
1999 Charles Tharp, RB, WIU
2000 Teddy Sims, LB, SIU
2001 Julian Reese, QB, INS
2002 M. Abdulqaadir, RB, SIU
2003 Terrance Freeney, RB, UNI
2004 Brandon Jacobs, RB, SIU
2005 Marcus Mason, RB, YSU
2006 Darian Williams, RB, UNI
2007 Ferlando Williams, WR, YSU
2008 Brandon Summers, QB, YSU
2009 Antoine Wilkinson, LB, MSU
2010 Tirrell Rennie, QB, UNI
2011 Jewel Hampton, RB, SIU

1999 Dusty Burk, QB, ILS
2000 Lee Russell, OLB, WIU
2001 Tom Petrie, QB, UNI
2002 Joel Sambursky, QB, SIU
2003 Justin Haddix, QB, WKU
2004 Eric Sanders, QB, UNI
2005 Tom Nelson, DB, ILS
2006 Brandin Jordan, LB, SIU
2007 Cody Kirby, QB, MSU
2008 Kamryn Keys, RB, YSU
2009 Matt Brown, QB, ILS
2010 Kurt Hess, QB, YSU
2011 Austin Sumner, QB, SDSU