PARK CITY, Utah — Sacramento State linebacker
The junior was one of five linebackers named to the team which was voted upon by media members across the conference. As a sophomore in 2011, Davis earned honorable mention all-Big Sky honors after leading the team with 96 total tackles. The Palmdale, Calif., native also had 5.5 tackles-for-loss, including one sack, forced two fumbles and intercepted a pass.
Davis was one of the more consistent players for the Hornets, recording at least seven tackles in nine of the team's 11 games. His career high came in the team's 29-28 overtime upset of Oregon State where he had 12 stops. Davis was named the Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week after tallying 10 tackles and forcing a pair of fumbles in the 14-0 shutout at Northern Colorado.
The preseason all-Big Sky defense was dominated by Montana State which had five of the 13 selections. Leading the way were linebacker Jody Owens and defensive tackle Zach Minter who were both unanimous selections. Owens was also named the preseason defensive player of the year.
On offense, Southern Utah quarterback Brad Sorensen earned the preseason offensive player of the year honor.
2012 Big Sky Conference Preseason Team
Offensive MVP - Brad Sorensen, Sr., QB, Southern Utah
Defensive MVP - Jody Owens, Sr., LB, Montana State
was named to the preseason all-Big Sky Conference team, it was announced today as part of the league's media days.
|QB||Brad Sorensen||Sr.||Grand Terrace, Calif.||Southern Utah|
|RB||Zach Bauman||Jr.||Chandler, Ariz.||Northern Arizona|
|RB||Cody Kirk||Jr.||Frenchtown, Mont.||Montana State|
|FB||Tevia Tolutau||So.||Provo, Utah||Weber State|
|OL||Zach Brackus||Sr.||Murray, Utah||Southern Utah|
|OL||Tytan Timoteo||Sr.||Wainae, Hawaii||Weber State|
|C||Ray Wilburn||Sr.||San Bernardino, Calif.||UC Davis|
|OL||Danny Kistler||Jr.||Seattle, Wash.||Montana|
|OL||Will Post||Sr.||Portland, Ore.||Eastern Washington|
|TE||Greg Hardy||Sr.||Fairview, Mont.||Montana|
|WR||Nicholas Edwards||Sr.||Tacoma, Wash.||Eastern Washington|
|WR||Rodrick Rumble||Sr.||Oak Harbor, Wash.||Idaho State|
|WR||Greg Hardin||Sr.||Bellevue, Wash.||North Dakota|
|WR||Brandon Kaufman||Jr.||Denver, Colo.||Eastern Washington|
|K||Zack Brown||Sr.||Keizer, Ore.||Portland State|
|Ret.||Dominic Gunn||Sr.||Aurora, Colo.||Northern Colorado|
|DE||Bobby Daly||Jr.||Helena, Mont.||Montana State|
|DE||Bobby Erskine||Sr.||San Diego, Calif.||UC Davis|
|DT||Zach Minter*||Sr.||Glendale, Ariz.||Montana State|
|DT||Cody Larsen||Sr.||Draper, Utah||Southern Utah|
|LB||Jody Owens*||Sr.||Mesquite, Texas||Montana State|
|LB||Todd Davis||Jr.||Palmdale, Calif.||Sacramento State|
|LB||Ian Sluss||Sr.||Vista, Calif.||Portland State|
|LB||Kennith Jackson||Sr.||Santa Clara, Calif.||Cal Poly|
|LB||Clarence Bumpas||Jr.||Colorado Springs, Colo.||Northern Colorado|
|CB||T.J. Lee III*||Jr.||Seattle, Wash.||Eastern Washington|
|CB||Darius Jones||Sr.||Rockwall, Texas||Montana State|
|S||Keyvin Lewis||Sr.||Sacramento, Calif.||UC Davis|
|S||Joel Fuller||Sr.||Libby Mont.||Montana State|
|P||Colton Schmidt||Sr.||Bakersfield, Calif.||UC Davis|
|ST||Nevin Lewis||Sr.||Culber, Ore.||Portland State|
|* Unanimous Selection|