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July 30, 2014

Six Lumberjacks Recognized on College Sports Madness Big Sky Preseason All-Conference Football Teams

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Six Northern Arizona football players were selected to the College Sports Madness Big Sky Preseason All-Conference Football Teams, announced today by the website. NAU received four offensive honors and two on defense.

First team offense selections were senior tight end R.J. Rickert and sophomore offensive lineman Jacob Julian. Rickert, an All-American last season, caught 22 passes for a total of 246 yards. He played in 11 games and led all tight ends in receiving yards. Julian started all 12 games for the Lumberjacks and earned All-Big Sky Second Team honors a year ago.

Senior linebacker Austin Hasquet and junior cornerback Marcus Alford collected first team defensive accolades. Hasquet, an Academic All-American started all 12 games this past season and led the team with 91 tackles. Alford registered 26 tackles, five pass breakups, one interception and one fumble recovery during his sophomore season.

Senior offensive lineman Roy Garcia earned second team honors. He was a second team all-conference selection a year ago, and started all 12 games for NAU – 11 of them at center.

Junior Ryan Hawkins was named third team offense. Hawkins appeared in all 12 games, made 8-of-9 PATs, recorded 58 kickoffs for an average of 61.4 yards per kick in 2013.

 

First Team








Offense


Defense


QB

Vernon Adams, Eastern Washington

DL

James Cowser, Southern Utah


RB

Gabe Manzanares, UC Davis


DL

Zack Wagenmann, Montana


RB

Kristaan Ivory, Cal Poly


DL

Jake Irwin, Cal Poly


WR

Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington

DL

Evan Day, Eastern Washington


WR

DeAndre Carter, Sacramento State

LB

Alex Singleton, Montana State


WR

Ellis Henderon, Montana


LB

Ronnie Hamlin, Eastern Washington

TE

R.J. Rickert, Northern Arizona


LB

Nick Dzubnar, Cal Poly


OL

Jacob Julian, Northern Arizona


LB

Austin Hasquet, Northern Arizona


OL

Clay DeBord, Eastern Washington

DB

Tevin McDonald, Eastern Washington

OL

Cornelius Edison, Portland State

DB

Matt Hermanson, Montana


OL

Quinn Catalano, Montana State


DB

Deonte Flowers, Montana State


OL

Ian Joseph, UC Davis


DB

Marcus Alford, Northern Arizona

K

Brady Stuart, UC Davis


P

Kyle Loomis, Portland State


KR

Shawn Johnson, Montana State


PR

Ellis Henderson, Montana








Second Team








Offense


Defense


QB

Garret Safron, Sacramento State

DL

Tonga Takai, Montana


RB

Xavier Finney, Idaho State


DL

Austin Graves, Idaho State


RB

Shawn Johnson, Montana State


DL

Dylan Zylstra, Eastern Washington

WR

Shaq Hill, Eastern Washington


DL

Lexington Smith, Northern Colorado

WR

Dimitri Stimphil, Northern Colorado

LB

Leilon Willingham, Northern Colorado

WR

Kasey Closs, Portland State


LB

Darnell Sankey, Sacramento State

TE

Tiai Salanoa, Montana State


LB

Cody McCarthy, Eastern Washington

OL

J.P. Flynn, Montana State


LB

Matt Holley, Southern Utah


OL

Roy Garcia, Northern Arizona


DB

Nate Harris, Montana


OL

John Weidenaar, Montana State

DB

Courtney Hall, Northern Colorado

OL

Cassidy Curtis, Eastern Washington

DB

LeShaun Sims, Southern Utah


OL

Trevor Poole, Montana


DB

Deon'tae Florence, Weber State


K

Ben Worst, Montana


P

Stephen Shaw, Montana


KR

Ellis Henderson, Montana


PR

Charles Boyett, UC Davis








Third Team








Offense


Defense


QB

Jordan Johnson, Montana


DL

Odin Coe, Montana State


RB

Quincy Forte, Eastern Washington

DL

Junior Alexis, Portland State


RB

Shaq Richard, Portland State


DL

Chris Lawrence, Cal Poly


WR

Brian Flotkoetter, Montana State

DL

Tyrone Holmes, Montana


WR

Broc Malcom, Idaho State


LB

Cameron Ontko, Cal Poly


WR

Cory Mitchell, Eastern Washington

LB

Steven Pitts, UC Davis


TE

Anthony Norris, Southern Utah


LB

Na'a Moeakiola, Montana State


OL

Lars Hanson, Sacramento State


LB

Mitch Beckstead, Idaho State


OL

Jay Luchetti, UC Davis


DB

Miles Killebrew, Southern Utah


OL

Stephen Sippel, Cal Poly


DB

Aaron Sibley, Portland State


OL

Brandon Anderson, North Dakota

DB

Jordan Williams, Cal Poly


OL

Kyle Smith, Portland State


DB

Shamawn Wright, UC Davis


K

Ryan Hawkins, Northern Arizona

P

Colby Wadman, UC Davis


KR

Nate Tago, Portland State


PR

Alex Toureen, Portland State