On Monday, Dec. 19 North Dakota State left tackle Cody Mauch was named to the 10th annual Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Athletic Directors Association All-America Team. The team honors the top student-athletes in the FCS at 11 different positions.
Mauch is the ninth NDSU player in the past 10 years to be recognized as the top offensive lineman in the FCS. He joins Billy Turner (2013), Joe Haeg (2014-15), Zack J. Johnson (2016), Austin Kehnert (2017), Tanner Volson (2018), Dillon Radunz (2019), and Cordell Volson (2020).
The Hankinson, N.D., native has played in 61 career games for the Bison, including making 38 straight starts over the past three seasons. Mauch is a two-time All-American and three-time All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honoree. Mauch, a senior, leads the fifth ranked offensive line in fewest sacks and tackles for loss allowed. The Bison also have the third-ranked rushing attack in the FCS averaging 273.3 yards on the ground per game.
No. 3 North Dakota State (12-2) will take on No. 1 South Dakota State (13-1) in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. The game will take place at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX with the game televised nationally on ABC.
2022 FCS ADA All-America Team
QB - Lindsey Scott Jr., Incarnate Word
RB - Jaden Shirden, Monmouth
WR - Hayden Hatten, Idaho
TE - Ryan Miller, Furman
OL - Cody Mauch, North Dakota State
K - Skyler Davis, Elon
DL - David Walker, Central Arkansas
LB - Zeke Vandenburgh, Illinois State
DB - Alijah Huzzie, East Tennessee State
RS - Abraham Williams, Weber State
P - Jake Gerardi, Southern Utah