Three Bison and One Fighting Hawk Are Athlon FCS All-Americans

     The North Dakota State Bison may not have made it to another FCS National Championship game this spring, but they still did have some of the nation's top talent. NDSU offensive lineman Cordell Volson, kickoff returner Christian Watson, and punter Garret Wegner were all named to the 2021 Athlon Sports Spring FCS All-American Team. All three Bison have also been named to the Stats Perform and Associated Press FCS All-American first teams. Volson and Wegner were also named to the FCS Athletic Directors Association All-American Team this season.

     A North Dakota Fighting Hawk was also named to the Athlon Sports FCS All-American Team. Redshirt sophomore running back Otis Weah also earned the honor. This is Weah’s third All-American honor this season. He is also UND’s first offensive player to earn three All-American honors in the same season since wide receiver Weston Dressler in 2007.

     Stats Perform FCS senior editor Craig Haley compiled the Athlon Sports FCS All-American Team.


Athlon Sports 2021 Spring FCS All-American Team



QB - Cole Kelley, Southeastern Louisiana

RB - Julius Chestnut, Sacred Heart

RB - Otis Weah, North Dakota

WR - Avante Cox, Southern Illinois

WR - Jakob Herres, VMI

TE - Trae Barry, Jacksonville State

OL - PJ Burkhalter, Nicholls

OL - Garret Greenfield, South Dakota State

OL - David Kroll, Delaware

OL - Cordell Volson, North Dakota State

OL - Ty Whitworth, Weber State



DL - Jared Brinkman, Northern Iowa

DL - Mike Greene, James Madison

DL - Jahari Kay, Sam Houston

DL - Jordan Lewis, Southern

LB - Logan Backhaus, South Dakota State

LB - Colby Campbell, Presbyterian

LB - Conner Mortensen, Weber State

LB - Stone Snyder, VMI

DB - Chris Edmonds, Samford

DB - Nicario Harper, Jacksonville State

DB - Kordell Jackson, Austin Peay

DB - Kedrick Whitehead, Delaware


Special Teams

PK - Ethan Ratke, James Madison

P - Garret Wegner, North Dakota State

LS - Kyle Davis, James Madison

KR - Christian Watson, North Dakota State

PR - Devron Harper, Gardner-Webb

AP - Jequez Ezzard, Sam Houston