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Big Sky lands 23 players on STATS Perform FCS preseason All-America

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FARMINGTON, Utah (Aug. 2, 2021) – The 2021 Stats Perform FCS Preseason All-America Team was announced on Monday, as we officially enter August and with it a return to football at the end of the month. 

For the full release from Stats Perform, click here

A total of 23 Big Sky student-athletes were represented on Monday’s list, with Montana and Weber State each earning a league-high five preseason All-Americans.

Eastern Washington University QB Eric Barriere (3) races for a long touchdown run against Idaho defenders Tevin Duke and Tre Walker (8), Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Cheney, Wash. Dan Pelle/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW

Both Preseason Big Sky MVPs Eric Barriere of Eastern Washington and Tre Walker of Idaho were selected to the Stats Perform FCS Preseason All-America First Team, as the pair adds to their impressive resumes heading into the 2021 fall slate. 

Southern Utah will be the first Big Sky squad out of the gate in 2021, as the Thunderbirds open the season on Saturday, Aug. 28 at San Jose State.  

STATS PERFORM FCS PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM

Sac State All-Big Sky running back Elijah Dotson/ by Brooks Nuanez

FIRST TEAM 
QB – Eric Barriere, senior, 6-0, 200, Eastern Washington
OL – Ty Whitworth, senior, 6-4, 300, Weber State
LB – Troy Andersen, senior, 6-4, 235, Montana State
LB – La’akea Kaho’ohanohano-Davis, senior, 6-1, 215, Southern Utah
LB – Tre Walker, senior, 6-1, 235, Idaho
P – Daniel Whelan, senior, 6-6, 215, UC Davis
AP – Elijah Dotson, senior, 6-0, 185, Sacramento State

SECOND TEAM 
WR – Samuel Akem, senior, 6-4, 212, Montana
OL – Braxton Jones, senior, 6-7, 310, Southern Utah
OL – Tristen Taylor, senior, 6-6, 325, Eastern Washington
LB – Jace Lewis, senior, 6-1, 238, Montana
LB – Conner Mortensen, senior, 6-0, 215, Weber State
DB – Anthony Adams, junior, 6-0, 185, Portland State
P – D.J. Arnson, grad, 6-0, 185, Northern Arizona
KR – Rashid Shaheed, senior, 6-0, 180, Weber State

THIRD TEAM 
RB – Josh Davis, junior, 5-9, 195, Weber State
FB – Logan Kendall, senior, 6-4, 264, Idaho
TE – Marshel Martin, sophomore, 6-2, 210, Sac State
DL – Jared Schiess, senior, 6-3, 300, Weber State
DB – Robby Hauck, junior, 5-10, 185, Montana
PK – Luis Aguilar, grad, 6-3, 200, Northern Arizona
LS – Matthew O’Donoghue, senior, 6-1, 260, Montana
KR – Malik Flowers, junior, 6-2, 195, Montana

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