MCAC Football Earns Nine All-America Selections

MCAC Football Earns Nine All-America Selections

Rochester, MN-

Nine football student-athletes from the Minnesota College Athletic Conference have earned NJCAA Football All-America honors for their performances in the 2018 season. 

Northland Community & Technical College, Mesabi Range College, Itasca Community College and North Dakota State College of Science each had players from their squads selected by the 2018 NJCAA Football Committee. 

On offense, Northland quarterback Craig Wells was named to the Second Team at his position while fellow Pioneer Devonaire Clairington was a First Team pick at tight end.   Itasca wide receiver D'Monta Harris was named to the Second Team for his contributions to the Viking season.  Additionally, offensive lineman Nick Radunz from NDSCS was named to the First Team, one of two Wildcat selections.  

Defensively, Northland linebacker Tristin Murrin earned Second Team honors and Sam Okuayinonu was a First Team pick for Mesabi RangeNorsemen defensive back Darryl Munoz was named as an Honorable Mention selection and North Dakota State College of Science defensive lineman Marshaun Jones was also named Honorable Mention.   The MCAC special teams play was represented by Mesabi Range sophomore Connor Cusick who was tabbed in the Honorable Mention placekicker category; Cusick also handed punting duties for MRC this past fall.

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the largest non-scholarship football conference in the NJCAA and is comprised of two-year colleges in Minnesota and North Dakota.  Divided into two geographic divisions, MCAC football schools compete in a eight-week regular season schedule with the top teams moving on to an quarter-final, semi-final and state championship post-season format.  For 2018 final stats, standings and more about football in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference, click here or visit:

Each of the NJCAA All-America selections from MCAC schools are highlighted below; for the full NJCAA release, please visit this link:

The MCAC Football All-America selections are presented by the U.S. Marine Corps; to learn more about the U.S. Marine Corps, click here or please visit:

2018 Minnesota College Athletic Conference NJCAA Football All-America Selections: 

Craig Wells



West Palm Beach, FL

Sam Okuayinonu


Defensive Line

Lowell, MA


Devonaire Clairington


Tight End

Miami, FL


Tristin Murrin



Richmond, VA


Marshaun Jones


Defensive Lineman

Brooklyn Park, MN





Darryl Munoz


Defensive Back

Lawrence, MA


 Nick Radunz


Offensive Lineman

Becker, MN



D'Monta Harris


Wide Receiver

Richfield, MN



Connor Cusick  



Virginia, MN 



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About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system.  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.