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Missouri Valley Football Announces Specialty Honors
« on: November 26, 2021, 11:55:20 AM »
Missouri State QB Jason Shelley has been named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Year and the league's Newcomer of the Year; UNI's Jared Brinkman has been tabbed the league's Defensive Player of the Year; Youngstown State's QB Demeatric Crenshaw is the conference Freshman of the Year; and coach Matt Entz has been tabbed the MVFC Coach of the Year.

    Full All-Conference Team announced Monday, Nov. 29
    Full All-Newcomer Team announced Tuesday, Nov. 30

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  QB Jason Shelley, Missouri State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  DL Jared Brinkman, UNI
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:  QB Jason Shelley, Missouri State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR:  QB Demeatric Crenshaw, Youngstown State
‘BRUCE CRADDOCK’ VALLEY FOOTBALL COACH OF THE YEAR:  Matt Entz, North Dakota State

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  QB Jason Shelley, Missouri State
#3 QB Jason Shelley, 5-11, 197, RJr., Missouri State, Frisco (Texas) Lone Star High, Utah St.
Walter Payton Award Finalist … Two-time MVFC Offensive Player of the Week … Three-time MVFC Newcomer of the Week … STATS FCS National Player of the Week honorable mention (11/15/21) … Valley leader in total offense (310.3), yards per pa$$ attempt (8.57) and points responsible for (176) … Shattered Missouri State single-season pa$$ing yardage (3,068) and total offense (3,417) records … Only Missouri State quarterback in program history to throw for 200 yards or more in his first 11 career games … Engineered four game-winning drives in the fourth quarter Ranked 10th in the nation in total offense … Transfer from Utah State.

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:  QB Jason Shelley, Missouri State
#44 DL Jared Brinkman, UNI, 6-2, 290 pounds, Sr., Iowa City (Iowa) Regina High
Leads team in tackles for losses with 13 for 47 yards ... notched 7 sacks for a loss of 34 yards ... has 1 forced fumble and recovered 1 fumble ... leads in tackling with 67 total on the season ... has 21 solo tackles and a$$isted on 46 more ... Buck Buchanan Award Preseason Watch List ... Stats Perform Preseason All-American ... Athlon Preseason All-American ... Phil Steele Preseason DPOTY ... MVFC First Team preseason honors.

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR:  QB Demeatric Crenshaw, Youngstown State
#10 QB Demeatric Crenshaw, Youngstown State, 6-1, 215, RFr., Pickerington, Ohio (Central)
Crenshaw started nine games for the Penguins as a redshirt freshman…he completed 97-of-156 pa$$es for 791 yards and six touchdowns while rushing for 599 yards on 132 carries and scored seven times…in MVFC games, was 78-of-121 (64.5 percent) for 598 yards and five TDs and rushed for 449 yards on 94 attempts and had four scores…had 195 yards rushing against Missouri State and 134 against Western Illinois…had a season-high 198 yards pa$$ing at UNI…had two pa$$ing TDs against Southern Illinois and MSU…was named to the Jerry Rice Award Watch List.

‘BRUCE CRADDOCK’ VALLEY FOOTBALL COACH OF THE YEAR:  Matt Entz, North Dakota State
Matt Entz, NDSU, 3rd Season
Led the Bison to their second outright league title in three years as head coach with a 10-1 overall record and 7-1 in the league...Earned a No. 2 national seed for the FCS playoffs...NDSU is making its 12th straight postseason appearance...Team ranks No. 1 in FCS scoring defense (12.1) and leads the league in 13 categories including total defense (262.3), pa$$ing yards allowed (177.2), red zone defense (.684), third down defense (.265), sacks per game (3.64) and rushing offense (271.8)...Highest ranked FCS team in the Sagarin ratings (55)...Has a 33-4 record as head coach, 20-3 in the league...Two-time AFCA Regional Coach of the Year.

LEADING VOTE GETTERS IN EACH CATEGORY
A panel of coaches, sports information and media determined the teams.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Name    School    Points
Jason Shelley    MSU    148
Pierre Strong    SDSU    135
Nic Baker    SIU    30
 
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Name    School    Points
Jared Brinkman    UNI    129
Brayden Thomas    NDSU    60
Montrae Braswell    MSU    53
Jack Cochrane    USD    51
 
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Name    School    Points
Demeatric Crenshaw    YSU    123
Cole Mueller    ILS    96
Nick Gaes    USD    61
 
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Name    School    Points
Jason Shelley    MSU    172
Chris Oladokun    SDSU    108
Darius Joiner    WIU    43
 
COACH OF THE YEAR
Name    School    Points
Matt Entz    NDSU    124
Bobby Petrino    MSU    115
Bob Nielson    USD    87