Northern State Football’s Chance Olson Named All-American

Chance Olson, a defensive back from Northern State University, was named to Don Hansen’s NCAA Division II First Team All-America.

The Langford native led the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference with seven interceptions last season. He returned those picks for 181 yards and a touchdown. Olson also had 80 tackles, second for Wolves, three and a half tackles for a loss, six pass breakups and two fumble recoveries, according to a press release.

In a home game last season, Olson broke a school record by returning an interception 100 yards for a touchdown against Bemidji State University. He also broke the single-season school record for interception return yards.

Olson was also named to the American Football Coaches Association All-America Second Team, Academic Sports Information Directors of America All-America Team, and NSIC All-Conference Team.

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Northern State wide receiver Dewaylon Ingram celebrates after a touchdown against Southwest Minnesota State in the home opener at Dacotah Bank Stadium.  American News file photo by Jenna Ortiz.

Dewaylon Ingram named to honorable mention team

Wide receiver Dewaylon Ingram set Northern State receiving records with 11,161 total yards and 14 touchdowns during the 2021 campaign.

For his efforts, he was a Don Hansen All-America Honorable Mention Pick.

Ingram, a transfer from Sam Houston State University in Texas, ranks seventh all-time in receiving touchdowns after just one season with the Wolves.

Ingram’s biggest came against the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He had nine catches for 200 yards and two touchdowns. He scored in all but two of Northern’s 11 games.

Ingram ranked fifth in receiving yardage in the NSIC and was selected to the second team of all conferences.

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