North Dakota State highlights the 2019 Missouri Valley Football all-league units with 19 total selections. All 10 MVFC schools have at least one student-athlete on the first-team squad, and each school has at least six total honorees. North Dakota State also leads the league with eight first-team selections. UNI’s 12 total selections is second-best to NDSU, while UNI and Illinois State both have five first-team picks — also second to NDSU.
The teams were selected by a vote of league coaches, sports information directors and a media panel. Voting was conducted following the conclusion of the regular season and does not include playoff statistics/performances.
For the first time in Missouri Valley Football Conference history a conference member went 12-0 in the regular season, and that team was rewarded by sweeping the league’s top honors. North Dakota State QB Trey Lance has been named the league’s Offensive Player of the Year, the league’s Newcomer of the Year and the league’s Freshman of the Year; teammate Derrek Tuszka has been voted the league’s Defensive Player of the Year; and coach Matt Entz has been tabbed the MVFC Coach of the Year. The Bison have won 33-straight games, matching an FCS record which they established.
South Dakota State received three players on the All-Conference First Team including running back, Pierre Strong Jr. and receiver Cade Johnson on the offensive side while Christian Rozeboom was the lone Jackrabbit on defense. Brady Schutt from South Dakota joins Rozeboom on the defensive squad.
You can see the full list of the Missouri Valley team Here