Big Sky Conference

Preseason All-Big Sky Conference teams


The Big Sky Conference released its preseason all-league football team on Monday.

2016 All-Big Sky Conference Preseason Team

Preseason Offensive Player of the Year- Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington

Preseason Defensive Player of the Year– Caleb Kidder, Montana

Quarterback– Case Cookus, Northern Arizona

Running Back– John Santiago, North Dakota

Running Back– Chad Newell, Montana State

Fullback– Joe Protheroe, Cal Poly

Tight End– Steven Wroblewski, Southern Utah

Guard– Cameron Young, Weber State

Guard– JP Flynn, Montana State

Center– Blake Porter, Northern Arizona

Tackle– Jacob Julian, Northern Arizona

Tackle– Calvin Steyn, Weber State

Wide Receiver– Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington

Wide Receiver– Emmanuel Butler, NAU

 Wide Receiver– Mike Sharp, Southern Utah

 Placekicker– Jonathan Gonzales, Portland State

Return Specialist– Ellis Onic II, Northern Colorado

Defensive End– Caleb Kidder, Montana

Defensive End- Davond Dade, Portland State

Defensive Tackle– Chance Bearnson, Southern Utah

Defensive Tackle– Chuntony Johnson, Northern Colorado

Outside Linebacker– Mike Needham, Southern Utah

Outside Linebacker– Mac Bignell, Montana State

Inside Linebacker– Emmett Tela, Weber State

Inside Linebacker– Manoah Pearson, Sacramento State

Cornerback—Xavier Coleman, Portland State

Cornerback– Taron Johnson, Weber State

Safety– Cole Reyes, North Dakota

Safety– Yamen Sanders, Montana

Punter– Tate Lewis, Southern Utah

Special Teams– Hakeem Deggs, Northern Colorado

About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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