2019 Frontier Conference Football Preview Series: Defensive Backs

The last line of defense

 

August 13, 2019

Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Ostin Welch, left, covers Lights' wide receiver Bryce Bumgardner during Monday's fall camp practice in Havre. Welch is part of a Northern defensive backfield that will look to make big strides this season. For a look at the top special teams players in the Frontier, see Wednesday's Havre Daily News sports section.

The last line of defense in football is the secondary. That goes without saying. But, such an important piece of any college football team is also the hardest to recruit. In other words, good defensive backs don't just grow on trees.

And, when you get down to the NAIA level, they're even hard to find.

That's why this coming season in the Frontier Conference will be an interesting one, because, all but two of the league's defensive backs that were named All-Conference in 2018 graduated.

So that means, new faces in the secondary around the league will have to emerge if teams want to go fro...



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