(Editor's note: Big Sky Conference media release)
FARMINGTON, Utah – Seven Big Sky football players were listed on the Athlon Preseason FCS All-America Team announced Wednesday. The team consisted of 26 All-Americans representing 19 schools and 11 conferences.
Defending Big Sky Co-Champion Weber State tied for the most picks with three. Running back Josh Davis, offensive lineman Ty Whitworth and placekicker Trey Tuttle were the trio of Wildcats to earn preseason honors.
Montana wide receiver Samori Toure and kick returner Malik Flowers picked up honors for the Griz, while Montana State two-way player Troy Andersen was named as a linebacker. (Editor's note: Montana State coach Jeff Choate announced Wednesday that the Bobcats are planning to redshirt Andersen for the 2020 season.) Portland State defensive back Anthony Adams rounded out the Big Sky’s selections.
Montana and Weber State were two of five teams with multiple selections. Toure and Adams are two of seven returning All-Americans on the team.
Athlon released its Preseason FCS Top 25 Poll on Tuesday in which five Big Sky teams were ranked. Weber State earned the No. 3 spot, followed by Montana State at No. 5, Montana at No. 7, Sacramento State at No. 12, and Eastern Washington at No. 20.
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Athlon Sports Preseason FCS All-America Team
QB Trey Lance 6-3/221/So. North Dakota State
RB Josh Davis 5-9/195/Jr. Weber State
RB Jah-Maine Martin 5-10/215/Sr. North Carolina A&T
WR Cade Johnson 5-10/180/Sr. South Dakota State
WR Samori Toure 6-3/190/Sr. Montana
TE Dalton Kincaid 6-5/230/Jr. San Diego
OL Ty Whitworth 6-4/300/Sr. Weber State
OL P.J. Burkhalter 6-3/330/Sr. Nicholls
OL Liam Fornadel 6-4/308/Sr. James Madison
OL Drew Himmelman 6-10/315/Sr. Illinois State
OL Dillon Radunz 6-6/300/Sr. North Dakota State
DL Malik Hamm 6-3/260/Jr. Lafayette
DL Trace Mascorro 6-1/275/Sr. Sam Houston State
DL Romeo McKnight 6-5/260/Sr. Illinois State
DL Elerson Smith 6-7/245/Sr. Northern Iowa
LB Troy Andersen 6-4/233/Sr. Montana State
LB Bryson Armstrong 5-11/212/Sr. Kennesaw State
LB Willie Eubanks III 6-2/215/Sr. The Citadel
DB Anthony Adams 6-0/180/Jr. Portland State
DB Brandon Easterling 6-0/203/Sr. Dayton
DB Kordell Jackson 5-11/163/Sr. Austin Peay
DB Devon Taylor 6-1/200/Sr. Illinois State
PK Trey Tuttle 5-9/190/Sr. Weber State
P Matt McRobert 6-2/195/Sr. Sam Houston State
KR Malik Flowers 6-2/195/Sr. Montana
PR Montrell Washington 5-10/170/Sr. Samford