Two offensive linemen for the Bison were named to the Associated Press FCS All-American first team, and one from the defensive line named to the third team.

North Dakota State left guard Zack Johnson and right tackle Landon Lechler made the first team, while defensive end Greg Menard made the third team.

Johnson, a senior, makes the AP FCS All-American first team a year after making the third team in 2015. It is the first time being named by the AP for both Lechler, a senior, and Menard, a junior.

For the full listings of all players being named to the AP FCS All-America first, second, and third teams, click here.

The Bison will play in the semifinal of the 2016 FCS Playoffs against James Madison on Friday at 6 p.m. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2.