FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) -- North Dakota State free safety Tre Dempsey was named to the Walter Camp FCS All-America Team on Thursday, Dec. 21. It is his second All-America award of the season.
Dempsey, a senior from Lakeland, Fla., leads the Missouri Valley Football Conference with six interceptions and has four pass breakups. He is tied for second in NDSU history and is first among FCS active players with 16 career interceptions. Dempsey has 47 tackles including 28 solo stops this season, plus one interception return for a touchdown.
No. 2 seed North Dakota State (13-1) advanced to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game for the sixth time in seven years and will face top-seeded defending national champion James Madison (14-0) at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6.
Walter Camp, “The Father of American football,” first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp – a former Yale University athlete and football coach – is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation – a New Haven-based all-volunteer group – was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting annually an All-America team. Visit www.waltercamp.org for more information.
2017 Walter Camp FCS All-America Team
WR - Keelan Doss, UC Davis
WR - Neil O'Connor, New Hampshire
OL - Aaron Stinnie, James Madison
OL - Brandon Parker, North Carolina A&T
OL - Justin Lea, Jacksonville State
OL - John Cook, Central Arkansas
C - Tyler Scozzaro, Jacksonville State
QB - Chris Streveler, South Dakota
QB - Jeremiah Briscoe, Sam Houston State
RB - Dominick Bragalone, Lehigh
RB - Josh Mack, Maine
PK - Trey Tuttle, Weber State
DL - Darius Jackson, Jacksonville State
DL - Andrew Ankrah, James Madison
DL - Jonathan Petersen, San Diego
DL - Ahmad Gooden, Samford
LB - Brett Taylor, Western Illinois
LB - Darius Leonard, South Carolina State
LB - Matthew Oplinger, Yale
DB - Mike Basile, Monmouth
DB - Marlon Bridges, Jacksonville State
DB - Tremon Smith, Central Arkansas
DB - Tre Dempsey, North Dakota State
P - Joe Zema, Incarnate Word
KR - Rashid Shaheed, Weber State