College Football

Rozeboom, Cox lead All-MVFC preseason defense

(STATS) - South Dakota State senior linebacker Christian Rozeboom will try to become a rare four-time selection on the All-Missouri Valley Football Conference first team this season.

On Wednesday, Rozeboom was named to the MVFC preseason defense, a standout unit that included North Dakota State junior linebacker Jabril Cox, the conference's 2018 defensive player of the year.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Rozeboom enters his final season with 364 career tackles, which ranks No. 1 among active FCS players.

Only two former players, Northern Iowa defensive back Ty Talton and South Dakota State wide receiver Jake Wieneke, have been four-time first-team selections in a conference that is celebrating its 35th anniversary season this year.

North Dakota State, the defending MVFC and FCS national champion, had the most selections on the first-team preseason defense with four.



First Team

DL - Ryan Earith, South Dakota State, Sr.

DL - Darin Greenfield, South Dakota, Sr.

DL - Anthony Knighton, Southern Illinois, Jr.

DL - Derrek Tuszka, North Dakota State, Sr.

LB - Jabril Cox, North Dakota State, Jr.

LB - Angelo Garbutt, Missouri State, Sr.

LB - Jonas Griffith, Indiana State, Jr.

LB - Christian Rozeboom, South Dakota State, Sr.

DB - Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinois, Sr.

DB - James Hendricks, North Dakota State, Sr.

DB - Luther Kirk, Illinois State, Sr.

DB - Devin Taylor, Illinois State, Jr.

DB - Xavior Williams, Northern Iowa, Jr.

P - Garret Wegner, North Dakota State, Jr.

RS - Je'Quan Burton, Southern Illinois, So.

Honorable Mention

DL Shereif Bynum, Youngstown State; DL Cole Karcz, North Dakota State; DL Matt McClellan, Missouri State; DL John Ridgeway, Illinois State; LB Jack Cochrane, South Dakota; LB McNeece Egbim, Missouri State; LB Bryce Notree, Southern Illinois; DB Bryce Gibson, Youngstown State; DB Phillip Powell, South Dakota; P Brady Schutt, South Dakota; RS Dakota Caton, Indiana State; RS Christian Uphoff, Illinois State; RS Xavior Williams, UNI

Updated July 31, 2019

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