Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Thunder Football Wide Receiver Mason Klinger and Defensive Tackle Rayshaad Roddy are two of just 25 student athletes named to the 2019 National Junior College Athletic Association All-Region XIII Football Team. These 25 players represent the top football players at their positions, based on vote totals by the Minnesota College Athletic Conference football coaches.
Both Thunder student athletes had outstanding seasons and were among statistical leaders in the nation and the Minnesota College Athletic Conference.
Mason Klinger, a first-year wide receiver from East View High School in Georgetown, Texas, finished the 2019 season with 44 receptions and a 98.9 receiving yards per game average, both good for second overall among all MCAC receivers. Klinger’s 98.9 yards per game average placed him fifth overall in the nation. Klinger also caught seven touchdown passes which landed him third overall in the MCAC and 15th among all NJCAA receivers.
Rayshaad Roddy, a second-year defensive tackle from Mt. Healthy High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, led the conference and the nation with 23.5 tackles for loss. Roddy recorded 12.5 sacks that put him second overall in the MCAC and third overall among all NJCAA players. Roddy made 63 tackles during the 2019 season to lead all defensive linemen in the MCAC.
Roddy and Klinger previously earned Minnesota College Athletic Conference All-Eastern Division honors for the 2019 season.
Following the conclusion of the 2019 football season in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference, conference coaches selected the 25-member National Junior College Athletic Association All-Region team from the football programs within NJCAA Region XIII.
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The football conference includes 11 teams which are divided geographically into Eastern and Western Divisions.
Adidas, the United States Marine Corps, and Nicklasson Athletic Company sponsor the Minnesota College Athletic Conference and proudly honor student-athletes for their individual performances on behalf of their teams. More information about the conference is available from the league’s website located at www.mcacsports.org.
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system, as well as select member colleges in North Dakota and Wisconsin. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.