Dom Izzo's 2022 All-Missouri Valley Football Conference team and awards
The league had some new faces rise up with some top performances this fall.
Awards season has come to FCS football, with ballots going out for the Missouri Valley Football Conference and nationally, for the Walter Payton and Buck Buchanan Awards.
The MVFC will release its all-conference team next week, which will have some new faces on the list, while some players that have been good will be recognized for great years.
I am fortunate enough to have a vote for the tenth straight year. The ballot I submit to the league CANNOT have North Dakota State players on it.
For the purpose of this story, I am including Bison players that I thought would warrant consideration.
QUARTERBACK - Nic Baker - Southern Illinois (2,750 yds, 20 TDs, 7 INTs)
RUNNING BACK - Jaleel McLaughlin - Youngstown State and Isaiah Davis - South Dakota State
FULLBACK - Hunter Luepke - North Dakota State
TIGHT END - Tucker Kraft - South Dakota State
OFFENSIVE LINE - Cody Mauch - North Dakota State, Mason McCormick, Garrett Greenfield - South Dakota State, Donny Ventrelli - North Dakota and Alex Jensen - South Dakota
WIDE RECEIVER - Bo Belquist - North Dakota, Bryce Oliver - Youngstown State and Avante Cox - Southern Illinois
DEFENSIVE LINE - Reece Winkelman and Caleb Sanders - South Dakota State, Spencer Waege - North Dakota State, Dylan Wudke - Youngstown State
LINEBACKER - Zeke Vandenburgh - Illinois State, Adam Bock - South Dakota State and James Kaczor - North Dakota State
DEFENSIVE BACK - Benny Sapp - Northern Iowa, Dyshawn Gales - South Dakota State, CJ Siegel - North Dakota, Michael Tutsie - North Dakota State
KICKER - Matthew Cook - Northern Iowa
PUNTER - Hunter Dustman - South Dakota State
RETURN SPECIALIST - Jayden Price - North Dakota State
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF YEAR - Jaleel McLaughlin - Youngstown State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF YEAR - Zeke Vandenburgh - Illinois State
COACH OF YEAR - John Stiegelemeier - South Dakota State
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR - Naseim Brantley - Western Illinois