Six Lumberjacks named to College Sports Madness all-conference teams

Six Lumberjacks named to College Sports Madness all-conference teams.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Six NAU football players were selected to the College Sports Madness Big Sky Preseason All-Conference teams.

NAU placed four players on offensive 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 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, NAU

 

LB

Nick Dzubnar, Cal Poly

OL

Jacob Julian, NAU

 

LB

Austin Hasquet, NAU

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, NAU

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, NAU

 

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, NAU

P

Colby Wadman, UC Davis

KR

Nate Tago, Portland State

 

PR

Alex Toureen, Portland State