CEDAR FALLS — For the first time since 2014, the University of Northern Iowa football team has multiple Associated Press FCS All-Americans.
Senior linebacker Jared Farley was selected to the second team after recording a team-best 122 tackles, including 62 solos. He had six tackles for loss, an interception and recovered two fumbles, returning one 48 yards for a touchdown against Cal Poly.
The Buck Buchanan FCS Defensive Player of the Year finalist finished his career fifth all-time in career tackles for the Panthers. Farley was also a two-time all-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection.
Senior safety Elijah Campbell was named to the All-America third team. The Northern Illinois transfer had 51 tackles, five interceptions and 12 pass breakups.
Campbell earned his second all-MVFC selection earlier this month and finished his career with eight interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns.
AP FCS All-America
Quarterback — Chris Streveler, senior, South Dakota.
Running backs — Dominick Bragalone, junior, Lehigh Josh Mack, sophomore, Maine.
Linemen — Brandon Parker, senior, North Carolina A&T Austin Kuhnert, senior, North Dakota State Jacob Ohnesorge, senior, South Dakota State Aaron Stinnie, senior, James Madison Justin Lea, senior, Jacksonville State.
Tight end — Dallas Goedert, senior, South Dakota State.
Receivers — Keelan Doss, junior, UC Davis Davion Davis, junior, Sam Houston State.
All-purpose player — John Santiago, junior, North Dakota.
Kicker — Trey Tuttle, freshman, Weber State.
Linemen — Andrew Ankrah, senior, James Madison Jonathan Petersen, senior, San Diego Darius Jackson, senior, Jacksonville State P.J. Hall, senior, Sam Houston State.
Linebackers — Brett Taylor, senior, Western Illinois Darius Leonard, senor, South Carolina State Nick DeLuca, senior, North Dakota State.
Backs — Mike Basile, senior, Monmouth George Odum, senior, Central Arkansas Taron Johnson, senior, Weber State Jordan Brown, senior, James Madison.
Punter — Joe Zema, senior, Incarnate Word.
SECOND TEAM (UNI only)
Linebackers — Jared Farley, senior, Northern Iowa.
THIRD TEAM (UNI only)
Backs — Elijah Campbell, senior, Northern Iowa.