NDSU’s Menard, Volson, Stick, Cox on AFCA FCS All-America Team

WACO, Texas (NDSU Athletics) -- North Dakota State defensive end Greg Menard, center Tanner Volson, quarterback Easton Stick and linebacker Jabril Cox were named to the American Football Coaches Association FCS All-America Team on Friday, Dec. 21.

Menard, a senior from Lakeville, Minn., and Volson, a senior from Balfour, N.D., were selected to the first team. Stick, a senior from Omaha, Neb., and Cox, a sophomore from Kansas City, Mo., were second-team selections.

North Dakota State is just the second team to land four players on the AFCA FCS All-America Team in the same season, joining Jacksonville State in 2017.

NDSU has the second most AFCA All-America all-time honors among current FCS member schools since 1945.

No. 1-ranked North Dakota State (14-0) plays third-ranked Eastern Washington (12-2) in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

2018 AFCA FCS All-America Team
First Team
WR - *Kelvin McKnight, Samford
WR - *Keelan Doss, UC Davis
TE - Donald Parham, Stetson
OL - ^Daniel Cooney, San Diego
OL - BJ Autry, Jacksonville State
OL - Matt Pyke, East Tennessee State
OL - Tanner Volson, North Dakota State
OL - CJ Collins, Kennesaw State
QB - *Devlin Hodges, Samford
RB - James Holland Jr., Colgate
RB - AJ Hines, Duquesne
DL - Derick Roberson, Sam Houston State
DL - Nick Wheeler, Colgate
DL - Isaiah Mack, Chattanooga
DL - Greg Menard, North Dakota State
LB - BJ Blunt, McNeese State
LB - TJ Holl, Colgate
LB - Dante Olson, Montana
DB - Marlon Bridges, Jacksonville State
DB - Jimmy Moreland, James Madison
DB - Isiah Swann, Dartmouth
DB - Jordan Brown, South Dakota State
P - Chris Faddoul, Florida A&M
K - Roldan Alcobendas, Eastern Washington
AP - Shane Simpson, Towson

Second Team
WR - Michael Bandy, San Diego
WR - Reggie White Jr., Monmouth
TE - Charles Scarff, Delaware
OL - Garrett Bowery, Lamar
OL - CJ Toogood, Elon
OL - Iosua Opeta, Weber State
OL - Matt Kaskey, Dartmouth
OL - Ryan Wetzel, Monmouth
QB - Easton Stick, North Dakota State
RB - James Robinson, Illinois State
RB - Darnell Holland, Kennesaw State
DL - Nasir Player, East Tennessee State
DL - *Darryl Johnson Jr., North Carolina A&T
DL - Sterling Shippy, Alcorn State
DL - Rocco Di Leo, Dartmouth
LB - Zach Hall, Southeast Missouri State
LB - Troy Reeder, Delaware
LB - Jabril Cox, North Dakota State
DB - Davon Jernigan, Lamar
DB - Mac McCain III, North Carolina A&T
DB - Nasir Adderley, Delaware
DB - Ju'Anthony Parker, Prairie View A&M
P - Alex Pechin, Bucknell
K - Aidan O'Neill, Towson
AP - Juwan Petit-Frere, Southeast Louisiana

* 2017 AFCA All-American
^ 2016 and 2017 AFCA All-American