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Montana Western's Jason Ferris named Frontier Conference defensive player of the year

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Jason Ferris
Posted at 3:14 PM, Nov 26, 2019

WHITEFISH -- For the second time in as many seasons, Montana Western linebacker Jason Ferris has been named the Frontier Conference defensive player of the year. The league announced its postseason accolades on Tuesday.

Ferris led the Frontier Conference with 119 total tackles, 55 of those solo. He added tackles-for-loss and 3.5 sacks in leading the Bulldogs to the No. 22 ranking in the final regular-season coaches' poll of the season. Ferris finishes his Bulldogs' career with 421 total tackles, 31.5 tackles-for-loss, 7.5 sacks, 30 pass breakups and seven interceptions. He scored a defensive touchdown his freshman season in 2016.

Undefeated College of Idaho, the league's lone representative in the NAIA playoffs, saw head coach Mike Moroski named the Frontier's coach of the year, while quarterback Darius-James Peterson collected offensive player of the year honors. Peterson has accumulated nearly 3,000 offensive yards this season, with 25 total touchdowns -- 21 passing and four more on the ground. To date, Peterson has thrown for 6,675 yards and 49 touchdowns.

Peterson earned the Frontier Conference's nomination for the NAIA player of the year award. Seven College of Idaho athletes were named first-team all-conference at their select positions.

No. 5 College of Idaho (11-0) travels to No. 4 Grand View (12-0) in the quarterfinals of the playoffs this weekend.

The complete list of all-conference selections can be found below.

2019 First Team All-Conference Offense

NameSchoolPos.Ht.Wt.Yr.Hometown
Darius-James PetersonCollege of IdahoQB5-11185Sr.Novato, Calif.
Matthew BurgessCarroll CollegeRB5-11195Fr.Junction City, Ore.
Nick CalzarettaCollege of IdahoRB6-0215Jr.Larkspur, Calif.
Tyler ReayCollege of IdahoTE6-3240Sr.Adrian, Ore.
Shane Sipes %Carroll CollegeWR6-2195Jr.Newbury Park, Calif.
Trevor HoffmanMontana TechWR6-4205So.Renton, Wash.
Jordan SuellSouthern OregonWR6-6200Sr.Vancouver, Wash.
Alex HoffmanCarroll CollegeOL6-6295Jr.Draper, Utah
J.D. LyleCarroll CollegeOL6-3285Sr.Middleton, Idaho
Josh Brown @College of IdahoOL6-7300Sr.Colfax, Wash.
Grant BenzMontana TechOL6-4300Sr.Steele, N.D.
Darius Alexander-Jones IIMSU-NorthernOL6-3280Sr.Gilroy, Calif.

2019 Second Team All-Conference Offense

NameSchoolPos.Ht.Wt.Yr.Hometown
Jon JundMontana WesternQB5-11200So.Spring Creek, Nev.
Justin HellyerCollege of IdahoRB5-9185Sr.Shasta, Calif.
Blake CountsMontana TechRB5-11225Fr.Kalispell, Mont.
Tony CollinsCarroll CollegeTE6-4225So.Fort Worth, Texas
Hunter JuarezCollege of IdahoWR6-1190So.Mill Valley, Calif.
Nate SimkinsMontana WesternWR5-10165Jr.Dillon, Mont.
Lucas OvertonRocky Mountain CollegeWR6-1200Jr.Emmett, Idaho
Tanner SteeleCarroll CollegeOL6-4290Jr.Lynden, Wash.
Ricky Bowman %College of IdahoOL6-0280Sr.Mission Viejo, Calif.
Gabe Zurita-HaberCollege of IdahoOL6-3300Sr.Concord, Calif.
Noah DanielsonMontana WesternOL6-4295So.Vaughn, Mont.
Jed HeffernanMontana WesternOL5-11275Sr.Hauula, Hawii

2019 First Team All-Conference Defense

NameSchoolPos.Ht.Wt.Yr.Hometown
Cole GreffCarroll CollegeDL6-4270Sr.Golden, Colo.
Sage DeLong @Eastern OregonDL6-5255Jr.Vale, Colo.
Chase Van WyckEastern OregonDL6-3245Jr.Napaville, Wash.
Art FlynnMontana TechDL6-3260Sr.Orland, Calif.
Forrest Rivers %College of IdahoLB5-11220Sr.Corona, Calif.
Carter MyersMontana TechLB6-1225Sr.Cody, Wyo.
Joe CaicedoMontana WesternLB6-1220Jr.Darby, Mont.
Jason Ferris %@Montana WesternLB6-3220Sr.Dillon, Mont.
Tristen AlesiCollege of IdahoDB6-0185Sr.San Diego, Calif.
Justin MayMontana TechDB6-2200Jr.Joplin, Mont.
Demaree Morris %Montana TechDB6-1195Sr.Elk Grove, Calif.
Devonte WoodsRocky MountainDB5-9190Sr.Daytona, Fla.

2019 Second Team All-Conference Defense

NameSchoolPos.Ht.Wt.Yr.Hometown
Garrett KocabCarroll CollegeDL6-3275So.Phelan, Calif.
Landon Clark-GammellCollege of IdahoDL6-2230Sr.Hermiston, Ore.
Zach WhiteCollege of IdahoDL6-3300Sr.Covington, Wash.
Mason PriceRocky MountainDL6-3210So.Idaho Falls, Idaho
Tre HolmesSouthern OregonDL6-0265Jr.Medford, Ore.
Dylan KresgeCarroll CollegeLB6-1230Sr.Helena, Mont.
Isaiah Cranford %Eastern OregonLB6-4225Sr.La Grande, Ore.
Jacob ClarkeMontana TechLB6-1225Sr.Billings, Mont.
Kyle SchulteMontana WesternLB6-1225Jr.Butte, Mont.
Brian FauntLeRoyCarroll CollegeDB6-1200Jr.Whitefish, Mont.
Taeson HardinCollege of IdahoDB6-0180So.Oak Harbor, Wash.
Zack Jacobs %Eastern OregonDB6-0195Jr.La Grande, Ore.
Tucker RautheMontana TechDB6-1195Sr.Kalispell, Mont.

2019 First Team All-Conference Special Teams

NameSchoolPos.Ht.Wt.Yr.Hometown
Kyle MitchellCollege of IdahoK6-2175Sr.Herriman, Utah
Joseph LemaMontana WesternP5-8170Jr.Merced, Calif.
Trey MountsMontana WesternKR5-8170So.Belgrade, Mont.
Trey MountsMontana WesternPR5-8170So.Belgrade, Mont.

2019 Second Team All-Conference Special Teams

NameSchoolPos.Ht.Wt.Yr.Hometown
Jaiden MachucaEastern OregonK6-1180Jr.Parker, Colo
Spencer LambertCollege of IdahoP5-10160Sr.Lemoore, Calif.
Zachary CahillEastern OregonP6-0180Jr.Boise, Idaho
Shane Sipes @^Carroll CollegeKR6-2198Jr.Newbury Park, Calif.
Tony HuebnerCollege of IdahoPR5-9175Sr.San Marcos, Calif.

@ 2018 First Team Selection
% 2018 Second Team Selection
^ 2017 First Team Selection
+ 2017 Second Team Selection
* 2016 First Team Selection
# 2016 Second Team Selection

2019 NAIA Champions of Character

NameSchoolYr.Pos.Hometown
Major AliCarroll CollegeSr.RBGig Harbor, Wash.
Josh BrownCollege of IdahoSr.OLColfax, Wash.
Patrick CollinsEastern OregonRS-Jr.OLHeppner, Wash.
Zach TorgersonMontana TechRS-Fr.RBShelby, Mont.
J.D. FerrisMontana WesternSr.RBDillon, Mont.
Jared EisenbarthMSU-NorthernSo.TEWoodinville, Wash.
John BassRocky MountainRS-So.WRKearns, Utah
Stokes BotelhoSouthern OregonRS-So.WRLaie, Hawaii