Willy Clements and Ryder Rice

Ryder Rice, left, of Rocky Mountain College was named to the second-team defense of the Associated Press NAIA All-America team on Friday.

BILLINGS — Rocky Mountain College football players Ryder Rice and Matt Larson have been selected to the 2018 AP NAIA All-America teams.

Larson, a senior punter from Las Vegas, was named to the first team. He was ranked No. 1 in the entire NAIA for punt yards per attempt at 42.3.

Rice, a junior defensive end from Savage, was named to the second team. Rice recorded 56 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, and 12.5 sacks in the 2018 season.

He led the conference in total sacks, tackles for loss, and tackles for loss per game. Rice was ranked No. 6 in total sacks and No. 8 in sacks per game in the NAIA.

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