OGDEN, Utah - Fourteen Sacramento State football players were named to the Big Sky Conference all-league team, the conference announced today. Topping the list were five players who garnered first team honors including senior Charles Roberts who shared the Offensive MVP award with Portland State running back Charles "Chip" Dunn.
Wide receiver Lamont Webb and center Terence Wagner joined Roberts by being named to the first team. Linebacker Anthony Daisley and cornerback Elton Gabourel garnered first team honors on the defensive side.
Roberts, who was also the league's MVP last season, was named to the first team for the third time. The Montclair, Calif., native ended his career with 6,553 rushing yards - the most in NCAA Div. I and Div. I-AA history. The senior holds nine national, eight Big Sky and 20 Sacramento State records
Webb enjoyed his most productive season with the Hornets in 2000, where he had a team-high 52 receptions for 836 yards. The senior from Tracy, Calif., leaves Sacramento State as the career leader in receiving yards and touchdowns. Webb also earned honorable mention honors as a return specialist. This season he averaged 24.9 yards on kick returns and 11.1 yards on punt returns.
Wagner, who was named to the second team last year, anchored a young Hornet offensive line in 2000. The native of Sacramento, Calif., has started every game in his three years with the team.
Daisley concluded his career by being named to the first team for the second-consecutive season. This past year, the senior led the team with 100 tackles including 19 for loss. The Rialto, Calif., native also had six sacks, one fumble recovery and two forced fumbles.
A three-year starter, Gabourel had been an honorable mention selection each of the past two seasons. This year, the junior led all defensive backs with 76 tackles and tied for the team lead with four interceptions.
Senior fullback Mike Wooster was the lone offensive selection on the second team. Juniors Bilal Watkins (DL) and Santi Hall (OLB) and senior Tommy Williams were each named to the second team on defense. Seniors Scott Towne (WR), Ricky Ray (QB) and John Morrissey (TE), junior Lee Turner (LB) and freshman Chris Frank (OL) were honorable mention selections.
Montana defensive end Andy Petek earned Defensive MVP and Montana State linebacker Kane Ioane was named Newcomer of the Year.