Missouri State football places three on preseason All-Conference team
Missouri State placed two players on the Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason All-Conference first-team and one more on the honorable mention squad.
All-America safety Caleb Schaffitzel (Jr., Fair Grove, Mo.) and wide receiver Dorian Buford (Sr., St. Louis, Mo.), both returning first-team all-conference players, were tabbed to the Valley Football preseason first team, while defensive lineman Anthony Grady (Sr., Texarkana, Ark.) earned honorable mention distinction on the team. The team was voted on by conference head coaches, media and sports information directors and includes 39 total players.
The complete teams are below.
2013 Missouri Valley Football Preseason Team Name, School Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown / High School
QB- Brock Jensen, NDSU 6-3 226 Sr. Waupaca (Wis.) High
RB- Shakir Bell, INS 5-8 185 Sr. Indianapolis (Ind.) Warren Central
RB- David Johnson, UNI 6-3 214 Jr. Clinton (Iowa) High
RB- Zach Zenner, SDSU 6-0 215 Jr. Eagan (Minn.) High
FB- Jordan Neukirch, ILS 6-2 235 Sr. Algonquin (Ill.) Huntley High
WR- Dorian Buford, MSU 6-0 184 Sr. St. Louis (Mo.) McCluer North
WR- Ryan Smith, NDSU 5-7 178 Sr. Wahpeton (N.D.) High
TE- MyCole Pruitt, SIU 6-3 250 Jr. St. Louis (Mo.) Kirkwood High
OL- Chris Elkins, YSU 6-3 300 Sr. Beaver Falls (Pa.) High
OL- Jimmy Holtschlag, WIU 6-5 300 Sr. Quincy (Ill.) Notre Dame
OL- Dan Kruger, UNI 6-5 320 Sr. Wesley (Iowa) West Hancock High
OL- Billy Turner, NDSU 6-6 311 Sr. Shoreview (Minn.) Mounds View High
OL- Bryan Witzmann, SDSU 6-7 300 Sr. Houlton (Wis.) Somerset High
PK- Adam Keller, NDSU 6-1 200 Jr. Lewisberry (Pa.) Red Land High
DL- Cole Jirik, NDSU 6-4 245 Sr. Northfield (Minn.) High
DL- Doug Peete, SDSU 6-3 255 Sr. Olathe (Kan.) Olathe North High
DL- Leevon Perry, NDSU 6-3 276 Sr. Cottage Grove (Minn.) Saint Agnes HS
DL- Colton Underwood, ILS 6-4 255 Sr. Washington (Ill.) High
LB- Grant Olson, NDSU 6-0 222 Sr. Plymouth (Minn.) Wayzata High
LB- T.J. Lally, SDSU 6-0 225 So. Chicago (Ill.) Marmion Academy
LB- J.J. Raffelson, WIU 6-3 235 So. Lake Zurich (Ill.) High
LB- Tyler Starr, USD 6-5 230 Sr. Little Rock (Iowa) George-Little Rock
DB- Calvin Burnett, INS 5-9 160 Sr. Orlando (Fla.) Freedom High/Hofstra
DB- Martinez Davis, WIU 5-10 180 Jr. Madisonville (Ky.) Air Force Prep
DB- Caleb Schaffitzel, MSU 6-0 214 Jr. Fair Grove (Mo.) High
DB- Marcus Williams, NDSU 5-11 197 Sr. Minneapolis (Minn.) Hopkins High
P- Ben LeCompte, NDSU 5-10 195 So. Barrington (Ill.) High
RS- Ryan Smith, NDSU 5-7 178 Sr. Wahpeton (N.D.) High
QB Sawyer Kollmorgen, UNI; QB Kurt Hess, Youngstown State; WR Brett LeMaster, UNI; OL Josh Aladenoye, Illinois State; OL Jermaine Barton, Illinois State; OL FN Lutz III, Indiana State; PK Tyler Sievertsen, UNI; DL Anthony Grady, MIssouri State; LB Jake Farley, UNI; LB Travis Beck, North Dakota State; P Austin Pucylowski, Southern Illinois.
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