Walter Payton Award winner John Robertson and Buck Buchanan Award winner Kyle Emanuel are flanked by headshots of five multi-time FCS first-team All-Americans.
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The value of experience and intangibles can't be understated within a successful football team.
But there's even more to be said for good old fashioned talent.
North Dakota State is one win shy of capturing an unprecedented fourth straight FCS national title because of the way it blends all of the factors together. Senior defensive end Kyle Emanuel, the 2014 Buck Buchanan Award winner, led the way Tuesday as the Bison placed a national-high six players on The Sports Network FCS All-America Team.
Bison junior left tackle Joe Haeg joined Emanuel on the first team, while senior running back John Crockett, senior safety Colten Heagle and junior punter Ben LeCompte were named to the second team, and junior fullback Andrew Bonnet to the third team. No other program had more than four players on the three All-America teams, which were comprised of 104 players spread across 64 programs and all 13 FCS conferences.