Nine Trojans named to NSAA All-Conference Football Team

Nine Dakota State football athletes were named on the 2023 North Star Athletic Association All-Conference teams and postseason awards, announced Monday afternoon by the conference office.

The Trojans landed three recipients on the First Team All-Conference, defensive lineman Devonte Murphy, linebacker Jeremiah ‘JJ’ Beck, and special teams player Braxton Lacher.

It was the third year that Murphy was named to the NSAA Football All-Conference team at Dakota State. He led the DSU’s defensive linemen unit with 48 tackles. 

 Lacher became the first long snapper to be named to North Star Athletic Association Football First Team All-Conference Special Teams’ specialists in conference history.  Lacher was the Trojans’ snapper in all ten games this season and did not record a bad snap.  He also serves on the Captains’ Council in the Dakota State Athletics Department.

Running back Tyce Ortman and  offensive lineman Tyler Kjetland were selected to the NSAA Second Team All-Conference.