Montana Western Football collects seven Frontier Conference postseason awards

Montana Western Athletics

WHITEFISH — Frontier Conference Commissioner Kent Paulson today announced the 2022 All-Conference football teams and the NAIA Champions of Character. Seven Bulldogs were among those receiving honors.

Senior quarterback Jon Jund is a repeat pick for Offensive Player of the Year. Jund is also the conference nominee for NAIA Player of the Year. Also selected for the First Team All-Conference were Reese Neville and Noah Danielson. Second Team All Conference nominees were Trey Mounts on offense, Reese Artz and Tanner Harrell on defense. Gus Hanson was named a Champions of Character Award winner by Montana Western.

Jon Jund, a 6’1 senior quarterback from Spring Creek, Nevada, was named First Team All-Conference Offense and named Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight year. This is also his third all-conference selection of his career. Jund led the conference in passing yards per game (218.3) and passing touchdowns (22). He was tied for first overall on rushing touchdowns with nine total. Jund also had the most passing yards with 2,401, the most completions with a total of 189, and had the second highest percentage of completions (60.4). Jund finished eighth in the conference in rushing yards (502), rushing for 45.6 yards per game.

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Reese Neville, a 6’0 running back from Yerington, Nevada, was named first team all-conference offense after leading the conference in rushing yards this season and breaking the single-season rushing record for Montana Western. Neville rushed for 1,065 total yards this season and led the conference in total rushing yards, yards per game (96.8), yards per rush (6.6) and tied for first place in rushing touchdowns (9). Neville also had the longest rush of the conference as he rushed for a 75-yard touchdown rush against Rocky Mountain College. Neville also completed a touchdown pass for Jund against the College of Idaho. This is the second time Neville has been named to the all-conference team.

Noah Danielson, a 6’4 offensive lineman from Vaughn, Mont., was named to the first team all-conference offense after his offense totaled 425 yards per game and led the conference with 4,675 offensive yards total. The Bulldogs also led the conference in rushing yards as they totaled 2,104 rushing yards that season. This is Danielson’s third All-Conference selection of his career.

Trey Mounts, a 5’9 wide receiver from Belgrade, Montana, earned second team all-conference offense after being second in the conference in receiving touchdowns (7). Mounts rushed for 551 yards in the eight games he played this season. He was third in the conference for yards per game with a total of 74.9, averaged 13.9 yards per reception and had 43 total receptions in the season. This is his second All-Conference team selection in his career.

Reese Artz, a 6’3 defenseman from Battle Mountain, Nev., earned the second-team all-conference defense after 58 total tackles for the season, was fourth in the conference with seven sacks and finished third Place in the conference in tackles for loss with 12.5. This is Artz’s first all-conference selection of his career.

Tanner Harrell, a 6’1 defensive lineman from Shepherd, Mont., earned the second-team All-Conference Defense honors after a total of 50 tackles this season, including 20 solo. He was second in the conference in sacks with an 8.5 total, third in the conference in tackles for loss with 12.5, and had 4.5 tackles per game. This is the second time Harrell has been selected to the all-conference team.

Gus Hanson, a 6’1 defensive back from Helena, Mont., is Montana Western’s Champions of Character recipient. NAIA Champions of Character embody five core values—Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Sportsmanship, and Servant Leadership—to foster a positive sports culture, both on and off the field. Hanson totaled 43 tackles this season, including 20 solo tackles, a tackle for yards lost, five pass breakups and an interception.