(Editors Note: Montana Western athletics release)
The Associated Press has released the members of the 2019 AP NAIA All-American Teams. Montana Western senior linebacker Jason Ferris was selected to the first team.
For the second straight season Ferris was named first-team AP All-American. Earlier this month Ferris was named first-team NAIA and AFCA All-American, a feat he accomplished last season as well. The AP All-American team is voted on by media members from each conference, whereas the AFCA and the NAIA All-American teams are voted on by the coaches.
In 2019 Ferris was named first-team all-conference and the Frontier Conference Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. Ferris led the Frontier with 119 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, seven passes defended, 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown and a blocked kick. He was third in the nation in tackles per game, averaging 11.9 and is eighth in the nation in forced fumbles.