NDSU, NAU, Illinois St put players on FCS All-America Team

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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, Albany receiver Juwan Green, left, hauls in a touchdown pass against Richmond defender Roland Williams during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Richmond, Va. Green was selected to The Associated Press FCS All-America first team, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, File)

Defending national champion North Dakota State placed two players on The Associated Press FCS All-America first team and five players overall on the three teams.

The team, released Tuesday and presented by Regions Bank, was selected by a panel of 11 members of the media who cover the Football Championship Subdivision.

The top-ranked Bison, who will face Montana State in the playoff semifinals Saturday, were represented on the All-America first team by defensive lineman Derrek Tuszka and offensive lineman Dillon Radunz.

No. 2 James Madison, which faces Weber State in the semifinals, led all teams with six players selected to the three All-America squads. Defensive lineman Ron'Dell Carter was the Dukes' lone first-team All-American.

Northern Arizona's Case Cookus was the first-team All-America quarterback.

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Case Cookus, senior, Northern Arizona.