There’s no question that the Montana State Bobcats and Montana Grizzlies are very talented. And the Big Sky All-Conference Awards announced on Wednesday honored a total of 28 players from the two schools.

Also honored was Montana State head coach Brent Vigen, who shared the title of Big Sky Assistant Coach of the Year with Sacramento State’s Troy Taylor. Bag. State, which shared the conference title with MSU, also won the Player of the Year award, with running back Cam Skattebo winning offensive POY and linebacker Marte Mapu winning defensive POY. MSU’s Sean Chambers was also recognized as Big Sky Newcomer of the Year. Idaho’s Gevani McCoy was named Freshman of the Year.

As for the first-team honors, offense included Montana’s Hunter Mayginnes on the offensive line, while MSU’s Derryk Snell was honored as a full-back. On defense, MSU’s Sebastian Valdez and UM’s Alex Gunner were the defensive tackle choices, while MSU’s Brody Grebe was honored on the defensive end. UM’s Patrick O’Connell and MSU’s Callhan O’Reilly were named first-team linebackers, while Griz’s defensemen Justin Ford and Robby Hauck were both named first-team players for the second year running. Montana’s freshman punter Patrick Rohrback was also a first-team selection.

On the second team’s offense, MSU star Tommy Mellott was named quarterback, as was Rush Reimer on the OL. Ty Okada was named second-team linebacker while Chambers was second-team all-purpose. UM received second-team honors for Malik Flowers on kick returner as well as Tyler Flink on special teams.

Third-team offense included MSU’s Willie Patterson (WR) and UM’s AJ Forbes, as well as MSU’s JT Reed on the OL, while MSU’s Marqui Johnson was named third-team at KR and Montana’s junior Bergen was honored with All Purpose.

Honorable mentions went to UM’s Mitch Roberts (WR), Cole Grossman (TE), Levi Janacaro (LB) and Marcus Welenl (LB), while MSU received Justus Perkins (OL0, Nolan Askleson (LB) and Blake Gleaner (K). .

First Team All-Big Sky

QB: Miles Hastings (UCD)

RV: Cameron Skattebo (SAC), Ulonzo Gilliam Jr (UCD)

FB: Derryk Snell (MSU)

WR: Hayden Hatten (UI), Pierre Williams (SAC), Jermaine Jackson (UI)

TE: Marshel Martin (SAC)

OL: Nick Amoah (UCD), Noah Atagi (WSU), Tyson Pauling (PSU), Jackson Slater (SAC), Brandon Weldon (SAC), Hunter Mayginnes (UM)

DT: Sebastian Valdez (MSU), Alex Gubner (UM)

EN: Brody Grebe (MSU), Zach Kennedy (UCD)

OLB: Marte Mapu (SAC), Patrick O’Connell (UM)

ILB: Armon Bailey (SAC), Callahan O’Reilly (MSU), Winston Reid (WSU)

DB: Eddie Heckard (WSU), Justin Ford (UM), Robby Hauck (UM), Maxwell Anderson (WSU), Rex Connors (UCD)

K: Kyle Sentkowski (SAC)

P: Patrick Rohrbach (UM)

CR: Abraham Williams (WSU)

PR: Jermaine Jackson (UI)

ST: Lan Larison (UCD)

AP: Asher O’Hara (SAC)

Three ILBs in the 1st team due to a tie

Second Team All-Big Sky

QB: Tommy Mellott (MSU)

RB: Elijah Dotson (UNC), Anthony Woods (UI)

WR: Xavier Guillory (ISU), Ty MacPherson (WSU), Beau Kelly (PSU)

TE: McCallan Castles (UCD)

OL: Nathan Mejia (SAC), Rush Reimer (MSU), Connor Pettek (UCD), Jordan Lutui (WSU), Troy Boots (SAC), Jordan Ford (UCD)

DT: Jett Stanley (SAC), Kalisi Moli (WSU)

EN: Cosmas Kwete (NAU), Juliano Falaniko (UI)

OLB: Ty Okada (MSU), Paul Moala (UI)

ILB: Fa’Avae Fa’Avae (UI), Elijah Anderson-Taylor (UNC)

DB: Caleb Nelson (SAC), Desmond Williams (WSU), Morgan Vest (NAU), Devon King (UCD), Marcus Harris (UI)

K: Ricardo Chavez (UI)

P: Nick Kokich (EWU)

KR: Malik Flowers (UM)

PR: Haze Hadley (WSU)

ST: Tyler Flink (UM)

AP: Sean Chambers (MSU)

Third Team All-Big Sky

QB: Gevani McCoy (UI)/Jake Dunniway (SAC)

RV: Dontae McMillan (WSU), Marcus Fulcher (SAC)

WR: Coleman Owen (NAU), Efton Chism III (EWU), Willie Patterson (MSU), Freddie Roberson (EWU)

TE: Josh Cuevas (CP)

OL: Ethan Atagi (WSU), Logan Floyd (UI), AJ Forbes (UM), PJ Poutasi (NAU), JT Reed (MSU), Brady Odom (UNC)

DT: EJ Ane (PSU), Chubba Ma’ae (UCD)

EN: Killian Rosko (SAC), Eloi Kwete (NAU)

OLB: David Meyer (CP)

ILB: Teddye Buchanan (UCD), Charles Ike (ISU)

DB: Tommy McCormick (UI), Marlon Jones Jr (EWU), Xavier Bell (PSU), Jehiel Budgett (UCD), Jordan Knapke (UNC)

K: Isaiah Gomez (UCD)

P: Cal McGough (SAC)

KR: Marqui Johnson (MSU)

PR: Marcus Fulcher (SAC)

ST: Sean McCormick (UI)

AP: Junior Bergen (UM)

Two QBs in the 3rd team due to a tie

Four WRs in the 3rd team due to a tie

Award

QB: Gunner Talkington (EWU), Dylan McCaffrey (UNC)

RB: Damon Bankston (WSU)

WR: Chris Coleman (CP), Mitch Roberts (UM), Hendrix Johnson (NAU), Mataio Talalemotu (PSU)

TE: Cole Grossman (UM), Justin Malone (WSU), Anthony Rodriguez (PSU)

Orienteering: Wyatt Hansen (EWU), Justus Perkins (MSU), Beau St John (UI), Ayden Knapik (UI)

EN: Joshua Jerome (EWU), Elijah Ponder (CP), Leo Tamba (UI), VJ Malo (PSU), Mitchell Johnson (EWU)

ILB: Levi Janacaro (UM), Marcus Welnel (UM), Nolan Askelson (MSU)

DB: Kamden Garrett (WSU)

K: Blake Glessner (MSU)

P: Devin Bale (UNC)

KR: Lan Larison (UCD), Elijah Dotson (UNC)

PR: Elijah Dotson (UNC)

ST: Kurt Gallup (UNZ)

AP: Elijah Dotson (UNC), Draycen Hall (NAU), Emmanuel Daigbe (PSU)

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