Three Football Players Honored by Beyond Sports College Network
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Three Northern Arizona football players earned All-America honors from the Beyond Sports College Network. Running back Zach Bauman was an All-America second team choice, while quarterback Cary Grossart was a third-team choice. Punter Drew Zamora earned All-America honorable mention accolades.
Bauman led the Big Sky Conference in rushing at 130.5 yards per game (fifth in the FCS) and ranked ninth in total offense and fourth in scoring. He rushed for 1,435 yards, the third-best total in school history, with 15 touchdowns, the second-best total in school history, while recording 1,787 all-purpose yards from scrimmage. He was also third on the team with 29 receptions for 352 yards and one touchdown. The Chandler, Ariz., product posted seven 100-yard rushing games on the season, including five consecutive to end the season and totaled 100 or more yards in seven of the last eight overall.
Grossart went 197-for 299 with 16 touchdowns while completing 65.9 percent of his passes. He ranked tops in Big Sky passing efficiency (fifth in the nation) and third in both passing per game (249.5) and total offense (255.4).
Zamora averaged 41.5 yards per punt with 10 punts of 50 or more yards with a season-long of 70 yards.