Monday, December 02, 2013 | Valley Football
Missouri Valley Football Announces 2013 All-Conference Squad
Brock Jensen earned Offensive Player of the Year honors after leading the Bison to a perfect 11-0 record.
Brock Jensen earned Offensive Player of the Year honors after leading the Bison to a perfect 11-0 record.

 QB Brock Jensen of North Dakota State; LB Tyler Starr of South Dakota; and coach Craig Bohl of North Dakota State highlight the 2013 Missouri Valley Football Conference all-league units.   (MVFC all-Newcomer Team announced on Tuesday, Dec. 3)

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
   QB Brock Jensen, North Dakota State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
   LB Tyler Starr, South Dakota
NEWCOMER & FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR:
   RB Martin Ruiz, Youngstown State 
‘BRUCE CRADDOCK’ COACH OF THE YEAR:
   Craig Bohl, North Dakota State

 Jensen, the all-time FCS record holder with 44 career victories, set an NDSU record with 26 TD passes this season while leading the Bison to the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division I Football Championship and perfect 11-0 regular-season record. He's the first North Dakota State player to earn the league's Offensive Player of the Year honor.

 Starr headlines the defense as the league's Defensive Player of the Year. The senior from South Dakota is the nation’s active career leader in forced fumbles (13), and he also ranks second in solo tackles for loss (39) and fourth in total sacks (27.0). He's the first Coyote to be honored with an MVFC specialty award (USD joined the league in 2012.)

 Meanwhile, Bohl has led NDSU to back-to-back FCS national championships and three straight Missouri Valley titles as NDSU has set a league record with 20-straight wins. He's earned the league's top coaching honors three-straight seasons. The team was voted on by league coaches, sports information directors and a media panel.

2013 all-Missouri Valley Football Conference Team
(selected by coaches, sports information directors and media panel)

FIRST TEAM
QB -- Brock Jensen, North Dakota State 6-3 225 Sr. Waupaca (Wis.) Waupaca High
RB -- David Johnson, UNI 6-3 225 Jr. Clinton (Iowa) High
RB -- Zach Zenner, South Dakota State 6-0 220 Jr. Eagan (Minn.) High
FB -- Andrew Grothmann, North Dakota St. 6-1 232 Sr. Hillsboro (N.D.) Hillsboro High
WR -- Jason Schneider, South Dakota State 6-5 220 Jr. Andover (Minn.) High
WR -- Zach Vraa, North Dakota State 6-2 203 Jr. Inver Grove Heights (Minn.) Rosemount High
TE -- MyCole Pruitt, Southern Illinois 6-3 250 Jr. St. Louis (Mo.) Kirkwood High
OL -- Robert Booker, Missouri State 6-3 315 So. Ozark (Mo.) High
OL -- Chris Elkins, Youngstown State 6-4 300 Sr. Beaver Falls (Pa.) High
OL -- Jack Rummells, UNI 6-5 301 Jr. West Branch (Iowa) High
OL -- Billy Turner, North Dakota State 6-6 314 Sr. Shoreview (Minn.) Mounds View High
OL -- Bryan Witzmann, South Dakota State 6-7 305 Sr. Houlton (Wis.) Somerset High
PK -- Tyler Sievertsen, UNI 6-2 185 Sr. Cedar Rapids (Iowa) C.R. Kennedy High

DL -- Ryan Drevlow, North Dakota State 6-4 281 Sr. Gwinner (N.D.) North Sargent High
DL -- Colton Underwood, Illinois State 6-4 255 Sr. Washington (Ill.) High
DL -- Connor Underwood, Indiana State 6-3 230 So. Washington (Ill.) High
DL -- Xavier Williams, UNI 6-4 311 Jr. Grandview (Mo.) High
LB -- R.C. Kilgore, South Dakota State 6-1 225 Sr. Cottage Grove (Minn.) Park High
LB -- Grant Olson, North Dakota State 6-0 228 Sr. Plymouth (Minn.) Wayzata High
LB -- Bryan Presume, Southern Illinois 5-11 229 Sr. Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb High / Coffeyville CC
LB -- Tyler Starr, South Dakota 6-5 250 Sr. Little Rock (Iowa) George-Little Rock High
DB -- Colten Heagle, North Dakota State 5-11 202 Jr. Appleton (Wis.) Kimberly High
DB -- Caleb Schaffitzel, Missouri State 6-0 214 Jr. Fair Grove (Mo.) High
DB -- Marcus Williams, North Dakota State 5-11 192 Sr. Minneapolis (Minn.) Hopkins High
DB -- Winston Wright, South Dakota State 5-10 190 Sr. Lee's Summit (Mo.) Blue Springs South High
P -- Nick Liste, Youngstown State 5-10 185 Sr. Niles (Ohio) Niles McKinley High
RS -- Andre Stubbs, Youngstown State 5-7 165 So. Maple Heights (Ohio) High

SECOND TEAM
QB -- Kurt Hess, Youngstown State 6-3 230 Sr. Dayton (Ohio) Chaminade-Julienne High
RB -- Sam Ojuri, North Dakota State 6-0 212 Sr. Barrington (Ill.) High
RB -- Martin Ruiz, Youngstown State 5-11 195 Fr. Tampa (Fla.) Robinson High
FB -- Vince Benedetto, South Dakota State 6-3 260 Sr. Crystal Lake (Ill.) Crystal Lake South High
WR -- Ryan Smith, North Dakota State 5-7 175 Sr. Wahpeton (N.D.) High
WR -- Kevin Vereen, Jr., UNI 6-3 205 So. Waynesville (Mo.) High
TE -- Kevin Vaadeland, North Dakota St. 6-4 245 Sr. Park Rapids (Minn.) Park Rapids Area High
OL -- Josh Aladenoye, Illinois State 6-6 325 Sr. Mesquite (Texas) Oklahoma
OL -- Jimmy Holtschlag, Western Illinois 6-5 300 Sr. Quincy (Ill.) Notre Dame High
OL -- Zack Johnson, North Dakota State 6-4 317 So. Apple Valley (Minn.) Eastview High
OL -- Dan Kruger, UNI 6-5 320 Sr. Wesley (Iowa) West Hancock High
OL -- FN Lutz, Indiana State 6-3 290 Sr. West Lafayette (Ind.) Lafayette Harrison High
PK -- Thomas Kinney, Southern Illinois 5-8 174 Jr. McHenry (Ill.) Johnsburg High / Winona State

DL -- Collin Albrecht, UNI 6-4 255 Sr. Cedar Falls (Iowa) High
DL -- Chase Douglas, South Dakota State 6-3 270 Sr. Brandon (S.D.) Brandon Valley High
DL -- Kyle Emanuel, North Dakota State 6-3 246 Jr. Schuyler (Neb.) Schuyler Central High
DL -- Anthony Grady, Missouri State 6-7 289 Sr. Texarkana (Ark.) Arkansas High
LB -- Nick Canavan, Missouri State 6-0 211 Sr. Norman (Okla.) Norman North High
LB -- Jordan Gacke, UNI 6-2 227 Sr. Rock Rapids (Iowa) Central Lyon High
LB -- Pat Meehan, Illinois State 6-1 220 So. Frankfort (Ill.) Lincoln-Way East High
LB -- Teven Williams, Youngstown State 5-11 215 Jr. Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne High
DB -- Sybhrian Berry, Missouri State 5-9 174 Sr. Camden (Ark.) Fairview High
DB -- Martinez Davis, Western Illinois 5-10 180 Jr. Madisonville (Ky.) Air Force Prep / North Hopkins
DB -- Makinton Dorleant, UNI 5-11 185 So. Bradenton (Fla.) Lely High / Maryland
DB -- Howard Scarborough, Missouri St. 5-9 171 Sr. Tulsa (Okla.) Union High
P -- Ben LeCompte, North Dakota St. 5-10 200 So. Barrington (Ill.) High
RS -- Ryan Smith, North Dakota State 5-7 175 Sr. Wahpeton (N.D.) High

Honorable Mention

  • Illinois State: PK Nick Aussieker, DB Dontae McCoy, FB Jordan Neukirch
  • Indiana State: DL Russell Jones, WR Tanner Riley, DB Mark Sewall
  • Missouri State: LB Andrew Beisel; OL Zack Cooley, OL Richard Galbierz
  • North Dakota State: OL Tyler Gimmestad, DL Leevon Perry, DB CJ Smith
  • UNI: DB Deiondre' Hall, DB Ray Mitchell, WR Chad Owens
  • South Dakota: LB Auston Johnson, OL Cody O'Neill, TE Tyler Wilhelm
  • South Dakota State: RS Je Ryan Butler, DL Doug Peete, QB Austin Sumner
  • Southern Illinois: RS LaSteven McKinney, WR John Lantz, P Austin Pucylowski
  • Western Illinois: RB J.C. Baker, DL Ryan Demming, LB Kevin Kintzel, RS Antoine Ford
  • Youngstown State: TE Nate Adams, FB Carson Sharbaugh, DL Kyle Sirl