Northwest Missouri State junior offensive tackle Tanner Owen has been named to the American Football Coaches Association's first-team all-America squad.
Owen (Kearney, Missouri/Kearney HS/Univ. of Missouri) has started all 38 games of his collegiate career and is a two-time first-team all-MIAA selection. Owen bolsters a Bearcat offense that ranks No. 1 in the nation in red zone scoring offense. The Bearcats have scored 39 out of 40 times in the red zone for a 97.5% scoring clip. The Bearcats rank No. 6 in the nation in scoring offense (44.8 points per game). The Bearcats have scored 38 rushing touchdowns and 29 passing touchdowns in 2019.
He becomes Northwest's 23rd AFCA first-team all-America choice in the program's history.
Owen and the Bearcats will travel to Ferris State on Saturday for the Super Region 3 title game. Kick is set for 12 p.m. (CT) at Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids, Michigan.
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