Big Sky Football All-Conference Team Features Numerous SUU/Weber State Players


first_img Brad James Written by April 21, 2021 /Sports News – Local Big Sky Football All-Conference Team Features Numerous SUU/Weber State Playerscenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFARMINGTON, Utah-Wednesday, the Big Sky Conference announced its spring all-conference football teams and players of the year. The list featured numerous Southern Utah University and Weber State University student-athletes.Among them was former Manti High School star, senior defensive tackle Jared Schiess. Schiess posted 13 net tackles (5 solo stops), 1.5 tackles for a loss and a sack.The offensive player of the year was Eastern Washington redshirt senior quarterback Eric Barriere.Barriere completed 61.9 percent of his passes for 2,193 yards, 18 touchdowns and six interceptions.His contributions have helped the 5-1 Eagles post the sixth-best scoring offense in the nation with 40.7 points per contest.The defensive player of the year is Weber State senior linebacker Conner Mortensen. Mortensen posted 44 net tackles (30 solo stops), 9.5 tackles for a loss, a sack and four pass breakups.The newcomer of the year is Idaho State junior quarterback Tyler Vander Waal. The Wyoming transfer completed 54 percent of his passes for 1,843 yards, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.The co-freshmen of the year are Weber State tailback Dontae McMillan and UC Davis defensive tackle Chubba Maae.McMillan, a redshirt freshman out of Seattle, ran for 308 yards and five scores, averaging 6.3 yards a carry for the Wildcats. Maee had 12 net tackles and one tackle for a loss for the Aggies.Other Weber State and SUU representation were as follows.All Big Sky-First TeamWeber Statesenior offensive lineman Ty Whitworthsenior offensive lineman Noah Atagijunior tailback Josh Davissenior punt returner/kick returner Rashid Shaheedsenior defensive tackle Jared Schiesssenior inside linebacker Conner Mortensensophomore defensive back Eddie Heckardsenior defensive back Preston Smithjunior defensive back Desmond WilliamsSouthern Utahjunior offensive lineman Braxton Jonesjunior defensive end Francis Bemiyjunior outside linebacker La’akea K-DavisAll Big Sky-Second TeamWeber Statefreshman tailback Dontae McMillansenior defensive tackle Sione Lapuahojunior defensive end George Tarlassenior inside linebacker Sherwin LavakaSouthern Utahsenior receiver Landen Measomfreshman special teams player Treyson Johnsonjunior defensive back LJ DavisHonorable MentionSouthern Utahquarterback Justin Millerkicker Manny Berzpunt returner/kick returner Judd Cockettlast_img read more