St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Unbeaten North Dakota State had eight first-team selections on the Missouri Valley Football Conference team announced on Monday.
Bison quarterback Brock Jensen, who was named the Missouri Valley offensive player of the year last Wednesday, is the conference's first-team quarterback. Bison cornerback Marcus Williams was a first-team selection for the third straight year, and offensive lineman Billy Turner and linebacker Grant Olson earned the honor for the second straight year.
The Bison (11-0) won the Missouri Valley title and are top-seeded in the FCS playoffs. They are seeking a third consecutive FCS national title.
South Dakota State had five representatives on the all-conference first team, while Northern Iowa (four), Youngstown State (three), Southern Illinois (two) and Missouri State (two) also had multiple recipients.
Also winning conference awards last week were South Dakota linebacker Tyler Starr (defensive player of the year), Youngstown State running back Martin Ruiz (freshman and newcomer of the year) and North Dakota State's Craig Bohl (Bruce Craddock Coach of the Year).
2013 ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FIRST TEAM
QB - Brock Jensen, North Dakota State, Sr.
RB - David Johnson, Northern Iowa, Jr.
RB - Zach Zenner, South Dakota State, Jr.
FB - Andrew Grothmann, North Dakota State, Sr.
WR - Jason Schneider, South Dakota State, Jr.
WR - Zach Vraa, North Dakota State, Jr.
TE - MyCole Pruitt, Southern Illinois, Jr.
OL - Robert Booker, Missouri State, So.
OL - Chris Elkins, Youngstown State, Sr.
OL - Jack Rummells, Northern Iowa, Jr.
OL - Billy Turner, North Dakota State, Sr.
OL - Bryan Witzmann, South Dakota State, Sr.
PK - Tyler Sievertsen, Northern Iowa, Sr.
DL - Ryan Drevlow, North Dakota State, Sr.
DL - Colton Underwood, Illinois State, Sr.
DL - Connor Underwood, Indiana State, So.
DL - Xavier Williams, Northern Iowa, Jr.
LB - R.C. Kilgore, South Dakota State, Sr.
LB - Grant Olson, North Dakota State, Sr.
LB - Bryan Presume, Southern Illinois, Sr.
LB - Tyler Starr, South Dakota, Sr.
DB - Colten Heagle, North Dakota State, Jr.
DB - Caleb Schaffitzel, Missouri State, Jr.
DB - Marcus Williams, North Dakota State, Sr.
DB - Winston Wright, South Dakota State, Sr.
P - Nick Liste, Youngstown State, Sr.
RS - Andre Stubbs, Youngstown State, So.