NAU tight end Rickert named to preseason All-America team
JUL 25, 2014 8:19p ET
Northern Arizona senior tight end R.J. Rickert was named to the USA College Football FCS first team Preseason All-America team.
The Lumberjacks also had one second-team selection, two third-team choices and one honorable mention.
Rickert caught 22 passes last season for 246 yards.
Senior offensive lineman Roy Garcia was a second-team selection. He started all 12 games for NAU last season -- 11 at center.
Junior fullback Nick Butier and senior linebacker Austin Hasquet were third-team selections, and sophomore offensive lineman Jacob Julian earned honorable mention.
The team was selected by a national panel featuring head coaches, sports information directors and journalists.