Dec. 14, 2010
Jones and Kilgore are first-time All-Americans
MARYVILLE, Mo.-Northwest Missouri State senior cornerback Ryan Jones (first team) and junior linebacker Chad Kilgore (second team) have been named to the 2010 Daktronics All-America Team as selected by the nation's NCAA Division II sports information directors.
|Ryan Jones||Chad Kilgore|
Jones led the MIAA and ranked ninth in the nation with six interceptions this season, two of which he returned for touchdowns. Jones was credited with 13 pass break-ups giving him 19 passes defended - the fifth-highest tally in the nation.
Jones played in 56 of Northwest's 58 games the last four seasons. He had a career-high 56 tackles this season, 199 for his career and his 14 collegiate interceptions rank fifth in program history.
Kilgore's 131 tackles this season are the second-highest tally in the nation and the eighth-highest, single-season tally in program history. Kilgore is the first Northwest linebacker to earn All-America honors since Jared Erspamer in 2007 and the fifth Bearcat linebacker to be chosen by Daktronics in its 18-year history.
Kilgore was Northwest's leading tackler in eight of 14 games this season including all three postseason contests. He had a season-high 15 stops in Northwest's quarterfinal win against Central Missouri. He posted double-digit tackles six times. Kilgore also had 6.5 tackles-for-loss, three sacks and two interceptions this season, one of which he returned for a touchdown.
Kilgore has 269 tackles in his three seasons at Northwest. He stands six shy of entering the Bearcats' top 10 list of leading tacklers.
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