MVFC Summer Preview: Fact Book

Missouri Valley Football Conference Fact Book

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Past Champions
2014 – Illinois State and North Dakota State
2013 – North Dakota State
2012 – North Dakota State
2011 – North Dakota State and Northern Iowa
2010 – Northern Iowa
2009 – Southern Illinois
2008 – Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois
2007 – Northern Iowa
2006 – Youngstown State
2005 – Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois, and Youngstown State
2004 – Southern Illinois
2003 – Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois
2002 – Western Illinois and Western Kentucky
2001 – Northern Iowa
2000 – Western Illinois
1999 – Illinois State
1998 – Western Illinois
1997 – Western Illinois
1996 – Northern Iowa
1995 – Eastern Illinois and Northern Iowa
1994 – Northern Iowa
1993 – Northern Iowa
1992 – Northern Iowa
1991 – Northern Iowa
1990 – Missouri State and Northern Iowa
1989 – Missouri State
1988 – Western Illinois
1987 – Northern Iowa
1986 – Eastern Illinois
1985 – Northern Iowa
*-Teams who’ve never won the league title: Indiana State, South Dakota and South Dakota State

FCS National Champions
North Dakota State – 4 (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Youngstown State – 4 (1997, 1994, 1993, 1991)
Southern Illinois – 1 (1983)
Western Kentucky – 1 (2002)

FCS Playoff Wins as a member of MVFC
Northern Iowa – 20-17 (.541)
North Dakota State – 18-1 (.947)
Youngstown State – 9-3 (.750)
Illinois State – 7-5 (.583)
Western Illinois – 6-9 (.400)
Western Kentucky – 5-3 (.625)
Southern Illinois – 5-7 (.417)
South Dakota State – 3-4 (.429)
Eastern Illinois – 2-3 (.400)
Indiana State – 1-1 (.500)
Missouri State – 1-2 (.333)
South Dakota – 0-0 (.000)

Career Leaders
Touchdowns: Zach Zenner (South Dakota State, 2011-14) – 69
Rushing Yards: Zach Zenner (South Dakota State, 2011-14) – 6,548
Rushing Touchdowns: Zach Zenner (South Dakota State, 2011-14) – 61
Passing Yards: Matt Brown (Illinois State, 2009-12) – 10,591
Passing Touchdowns: Matt Brown (Illinois State, 2009-12) – 78
Receiving Yards: Dedric Ward (Northern Iowa, 1993-96) – 3,876
Receiving Touchdowns: Dedric Ward (Northern Iowa, 1993-96) – 41
Interceptions: Adrion Smith (Missouri State, 1990-93) – 24
Tackles: Boomer Grigsby (Illinois State, 2001-04) – 580
Quarterback Sacks: William Freeney (Northern Iowa, 1989-92) – 42.0

Offensive Players of the Year since 1997
2014 – Marshaun Coprich, RB/Illinois State
2013 – Brock Jensen, QB/ND State
2012 – Matt Brown, QB/Illinois State
2011 – Shakir Bell, RB/Indiana State
2010 – Matt Barr, QB/Western Illinois
2009 – Deji Karim, RB/Southern Illinois
2008 – Herb Donaldson, RB/Western Illinois
2007 – Eric Sanders, QB/Northern Iowa
2006 – Marcus Mason, RB/YSU
2005 – Laurent Robinson, WR/Illinois State
2004 – Joel Sambursky, QB/Southern Illinois
2003 – Russ Michna, QB/Western Illinois
2002 – Russ Michna, QB/Western Illinois
2001 – P.J. Mays, RB/YSU
2000 – Charles Tharp, RB/Western Illinois
1999 – Cornell Craig, WR/Southern Illinois
1998 – Karlton Carpenter, RB/Southern Illinois
1997 – Aaron Stecker, RB/Western Illinois

Defensive Player of the Year since 1997
2014 – Kyle Emanuel, DE/ND State
2013 – Tyler Starr, LB/South Dakota
2012 – Marcus Williams, DB/ND State
2011 – L.J. Fort, LB/Northern Iowa
2010 – Kyle Glazier, LB/Western Illinois
2009 – James Ruffin, DL/Northern Iowa & Danny Batten, DE/SD State
2008 – James Ruffin, DL/Northern Iowa
2007 – Brannon Carter, LB/Northern Iowa
2006 – Cameron Siskowic, LB/Illinois State
2005 – Brent Hawkins, DE/Illinois State
2004 – Boomer Grigsby, LB/Illinois State
2003 – Boomer Grigsby, LB/Illinois State
2002 – Boomer Grigsby, LB/Illinois State
2001 – Adam Vogt, LB/Northern Iowa
2000 – Edgerton Hartwell, LB/Western Illinois
1999 – Edgerton Hartwell, LB/Western Illinois
1998 – James Milton, LB/Western Illinois
1997 – Harry Deligianis, DT/YSU

Coach of the Year since 1997
2014 – Brock Spack, Illinois State
2013 – Craig Bohl, ND State
2012 – Craig Bohl, ND State
2011 – Craig Bohl, ND State
2010 – Trent Miles, Indiana State
2009 – Dale Lennon, Southern Illinois
2008 – Dale Lennon, Southern Illinois
2007 – Mark Farley, Northern Iowa
2006 – Jon Heacock, YSU
2005 – Jon Heacock, YSU
2004 – Jerry Kill, Southern Illinois
2003 – Jerry Kill, Southern Illinois
2002 – Don Patterson, Western Illinois
2001 – Mark Farley, Northern Iowa
2000 – Don Patterson, Western Illinois
1999 – Todd Berry, Illinois State
1998 – Todd Berry, Illinois State
1997 – Randy Ball, Western Illinois

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