Missouri Valley honors Hampton, Sumner

Southern Illinois running back Jewel Hampton and South Dakota State quarterback Austin Sumner headline the Missouri Valley Football Conference Newcomer Team announced on Tuesday.

Hampton was named the Newcomer of the Year after he led the MVFC with 17 rushing touchdowns and totaled 1,121 yards on 230 carries.

Sumner was named the Freshman of the Year. He set an MVFC freshman record with 2,382 passing yards, leading the conference with an average of 238.2 yards per game. He threw 16 touchdown passes and nine interceptions.

Missouri Valley Football Conference Newcomer Team


WR- Christian Bryan, Youngstown State

RB- Jewel Hampton, Southern Illinois

RB- David Johnson, Northern Iowa

WR- Dale Moss, South Dakota State

WR- Lechein Neblett, Illinois State

TE- James O'Shaughnessy, Illinois State

C- Mark Pratt, Youngstown State

TE- MyCole Pruitt, Southern Illinois

WR- Donald Spencer, Indiana State

QB- Austin Sumner, South Dakota State

RB- Nikko Watson, Western Illinois

RB/RS- Zach Zenner, South Dakota St.


DB- Mike Banks, Illinois State

ILB- Andrew Beisel, Missouri State

DE- Kenneth Boatright, Southern Illinois

S- Mike Crutcher, Missouri State

LB- Theon Dixon, Western Illinois

CB- Christian Dudzik, North Dakota State

LB- Evan Frierson, Illinois State

P- Lucas Hileman, Indiana State

DE- Nate Palmer, Illinois State

P- Jason Schlautman, South Dakota St.

LB- Teven Williams, Youngstown State

LB- Travis Williams, Youngstown State