Northwest Missouri State senior defensive end Austen Eskew has been named the American Football Coaches Assocation’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.2018 AFCA D-II AA Release