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Forum staff reports, Published July 01 2013

Five NDSU football players named to preseason All-America team

FARGO – The Sports Network FCS pre-season All-America football team was released on Monday and included five North Dakota State players.

NDSU seniors Marcus Williams (CB), Grant Olson (LB) and Billy Turner (OL) were named to the first team, which was the most selections by one school in the nation.

Punt returner Ryan Smith of Wahepton, N.D., was selected to the second team and defensive tackle Leevon Perry was named to the third team.

Williams, who leads all returning FCS players with 18 career interceptions, has been a first-team, All-American in each of the last two seasons.