FARGO, N.D. - As the North Dakota State Bison prepare to face the South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Friday night for the FCS Semi-Finals, seven NDSU Bison have been named to the FCS All-America Team.
Quarterback Easton Stick, center Tanner Volson and safety Robbie Grimsley were North Dakota State’s three first team honorees, while defensive-end Greg Menard and linebacker Jabril Cox were named to the second team, and right tackle Zach Johnson and punter Garret Wegner are on the third team.
Menard is the third Bison to earn All-America honors in three different seasons, as he was on the STATS FCS All-America third team in 2015, and the HERO Sports FCS All-America second team pick in 2016.
This is Grimsley’s second consecutive year after earning STATS FCS second team honors last year, while Stick, Volson, Cox, Johnson and Wegner are All-Americans for the first time.
In addition to seven Bison receiving this honor, Tanner Volson was announced as the winner of the 16th annual Rimington Award.
The award is presented to top centers in the FCS, DII, DIII and NAIA. The Balfour, N.D., native was previously selected to the All-Missouri Valley Football Conference first team and the AP FCS All-America first team. He is the third North Dakota State Bison to receive this award.