Jan. 19, 2012
Four Bearcats named to D2football.com All-AmericaComplete All-America Team
MARYVILLE, Mo. –Chad Kilgore headlines a quartet of Bearcats that were named All-America by D2Football.com Thursday giving the senior his fourth honor of the season.
Kilgore was the lone First-Team selection for Northwest Missouri State has the Orrick, Mo., native led the No. 5 Bearcats in tackles for a third straight season, finishing with 123 stops — 11 for loss. The 230-pound weak-side backer makes his first appearance on the AFCA squad during the off-season while also earning First-Team AP All-America and Second-Team CoSIDA accolades.
Running back and return man Jordan Simmons earned Second-Team honors as the junior returned two kickoffs and one punt for a touchdown. Simmons also raced for over 900 yards out of the backfield and added another 450 yards receiving.
A pair of linemen was tabbed Honorable Mention selections for the Bearcats as senior Cody Johnson and junior Rod Williams earned a place on the All-America team as well. The duo helped anchor an offensive line that led the nation in scoring and averaged over 50 points per game during the regular season. The offense was also just 22 yards shy of posting two 1,000 yard rushers in the same season.
Johnson finished his career adding Second-Team CoSIDA All-America honors to his resume while Williams picked up his third All-America honor.
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