In 2019, The Missouri Valley Football Conference is recognizing some of its all-time greats in accordance with the league’s 35th anniversary and college football’s 150th anniversary.
Following a month-long on-line voting campaign, the conference is revealing its five best players at 10 different positions.
Quarterback (honorees are listed alphabetically):
South Dakota State, 2015-18
All-time MVFC record holder for career passing yards (11,535), touchdown completions (104) and total offense (13,055). He also ran for 26 TDs.
Christion broke the single-season league record with 35 scoring tosses in 2017. He had 32 in 2018 (fourth-most) and 30 in 2016 (tied for sixth-most)
He was the 2016 MVFC Offensive Player of the Year.
Christion went 33-11 as a starter and led the Jackrabbits to back-to-back appearances in the FCS Playoffs semifinals to close out his career.
North Dakota State, 2010-13
Totaled 48 career wins as a Bison and won three consecutive FCS titles. Closed his career with 24 wins in a row, including three against FBS schools.
North Dakota State, 2015-18
The all-time winningest QB in FCS history with a 49-3 record as a four-year starter for the Bison. Holds the MVFC record with 2,523 rushing yards by a QB.
Northern Iowa, 1990-93
NFL Hall of Fame inductee and 1999 Super Bowl Champion with the St. Louis Rams. Four-time NFL Pro Bowl selection and league Offensive MVP in 1993.
North Dakota State, 2012-15
Highest drafted player in Valley football history, going No. 2 in the 2016 NFL Draft. Was part of five straight national championship teams with the Bison.
Running back – Nov. 4
Wide receiver – Nov. 6
Tight end – Nov. 8
Offensive line – Nov. 11
Defensive line – Nov. 13
Linebacker – Nov. 15
Defensive back – Nov. 18
Place kicker – Nov. 20
Punter – Nov. 22