Bearcat DE Austen Eskew named First Team All-American

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Northwest Missouri State senior defensive end Austen Eskew has been named the American Football Coaches Association’s First-team All-America squad.

Eskew becomes Northwest’s 22nd AFCA first-team all-America choice in the program’s history.

Eskew led the MIAA in sacks (10.5) and tackles-for-loss (18.0). He started all 13 games at defensive end. Eskew was part of a Bearcat defense that ranked No. 1 in the MIAA in total defense, sacks, TFLs, scoring defense, rushing defense, red zone defense and third-down conversion defense. Eskew has earned first-team all-MIAA and first-team D2CCA all-region honors this season.

— Northwest Athletics —