Five MCAC Football Standouts Claim All-America Honors

Five MCAC Football Standouts Claim All-America Honors

Winona, MN-

Five football student-athletes from the Minnesota College Athletic Conference have been named to the 2019 NJCAA Football All-America team, as announced recently by the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Selected by the NJCAA Football Committee, the All-America teams are comprised of 75 student-athletes who were the top performers among the 54 NJCAA football programs.  The All-America award process consists of First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention squads on Offense, Defense and Special Teams. 

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference stands as the only non-scholarship NJCAA football conference in the country and was well represented by five honorees appearing among the nation's 75 elite football athletes.  

The MCAC Football All-America selections are presented by AdidasNicklasson Athletic Company and the United States Marine Corps who head up the MCAC sponsorship roster as the nation's largest NJCAA Division III athletic Conference.

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Position NJCAA Team Player College HT WT Class
RB Honorable Mention Desean Phillips North Dakota State College of Science  5-11 205 Fr.
WR Honorable Mention Antwan Downs Itasca Community College 6-3 208 Fr.
DL Honorable Mention  Ranadree Bradley  Itasca Community College     6-5 241 So.
LB Honorable Mention Cameron Strapp Itasca Community College   6-0 200      So.
DB Honorable Mention Nathan Steward North Dakota State College of Science 6-0 170 So.


The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, as well as select member colleges in North Dakota and Wisconsin.  The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions.  The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.

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