NDSU & SDSU Lead FCS Pre-Season All-America Selections

CHICAGO, IL (Valley-Football.com) – Defending FCS champion North Dakota State and fellow Missouri Valley Conference member South Dakota State lead the way with six selections each on the Stats Perform 2022 FCS Preseason All-America Team, announced on Monday. Both SDSU & NDSU have three players on the First Team, while Northern Iowa & Missouri State each placed one on the top squad.

Included are NDSU senior fullback Hunter Luepke, who’s been a first-team selection on each of the past two Stats Perform postseason All-America squads, and SDSU tight end Tucker Kraft, also a returning first-team selection who as a junior is considered one of the leading 2023 NFL Draft prospects in the NCAA’s Division I subdivision.


2022 STATS PERFORM FCS PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM – MVFC Student-Athletes Only
[Previous Season(s) as First-Team Postseason All-American Listed in Parentheses]
FIRST TEAM
OFFENSE
RB – Isaiah Davis, 6-1, 220, junior, South Dakota State
FB – Hunter Luepke, 6-1, 236, senior, North Dakota State (2020, 2021)
TE – Tucker Kraft, 6-5, 255, junior, South Dakota State (2021)
OL – Cody Mauch, 6-6, 303, senior, North Dakota State
OL – Mason McCormick, 6-4, 310, senior, South Dakota State
DEFENSE
DL – Spencer Waege, 6-5, 278, senior, North Dakota State
SPECIAL TEAMS
PK – Matthew Cook, 5-11, 180, junior, Northern Iowa
P – Grant Burkett, 6-1, 191, sophomore, Missouri State

SECOND TEAM
OFFENSE
QB – Jason Shelley, 5-11, 197, senior, Missouri State
RB – Jaleel McLaughlin, 5-9, 195, senior, Youngstown State
WR – Avante Cox, 5-10, 170, senior, Southern Illinois (2020)
OL – Garret Greenfield, 6-6, 295, senior, South Dakota State (2020)
OL – Alex Jensen, 6-7, 280, senior, South Dakota
DEFENSE
LB – Adam Bock, 6-1, 215, sophomore, South Dakota State
LB – Spencer Cuvelier, 6-3, 245, redshirt senior, Northern Iowa
DB – Montrae Braswell, 6-0, 190, junior, Missouri State
DB – Michael Tutsie, 5-11, 193, senior, North Dakota State
SPECIAL TEAMS
LS – Dalton Godfrey, 6-2, 230, senior, South Dakota
AP – Javon Williams Jr., 6-2, 245, junior, Southern Illinois (2020)

THIRD TEAM
OFFENSE
WR – Jaxon Janke, 6-3, 210, senior, South Dakota State
DEFENSE
LB – James Kaczor, 6-0, 212, senior, North Dakota State
SPECIAL TEAMS
PR – Jayden Price, 6-0, 197, senior, North Dakota State

All 15 FCS conferences and 57 schools are represented among the 105 All-Americans, which included 56 players who were postseason All-Americans previously.