ZACK NASH NAMED SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICA BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento State junior Zack Nash earned second team All-America honors by the Associated Press it was announced today. Nash was one of eight Big Sky Conference players to be placed on the first or second team and becomes just the fifth Sacramento State player to earn the honor from AP in the school's Div. I-AA/Football Championship Subdivision era.
The defensive end started all 11 games and led the Big Sky in both sacks and tackles-for-loss. The Vacaville, Calif., native tallied a school-record 13.0 sacks and 16.5 tackles-for-loss during the season. During the year, he was named the Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week after recording a conference and school record 5.0 sacks.
Following the season, Nash was a unanimous first team all-Big Sky selection. The only other Hornet players to be recognized by the Associated Press are Ryland Wickman (3rd team, 1998), Charles Roberts (1st team, 1999), Jon Osterhout (2nd team, 1999), and Anthony Daisley (3rd team, 2000).
Quarterback — Jeremy Moses, senior, 6-0, 195, Stephen F. Austin.
Running backs — Taiwan Jones, junior, 6-1, 200, Eastern Washington; Nate Eachus, junior, 5-10, 216, Colgate.
Linemen — Ben Ijalana, senior, 6-4, 320, Villanova; Curt Porter, senior, 6-7, 290, Jacksonville State; David Arkin, senior, 6-5, 302, Missouri State; Mike Person, senior, 6-5, 295, Montana State; Will Rackley, senior, 6-4, 310, Lehigh.
Tight end — Shadrae King, junior, 6-3, 225, Robert Morris.
Receivers — Raymond Webber, senior, 6-3, 220, Arkansas-Pine Bluff; Tysson Poots, senior, 6-3, 205, Southern Utah.
All-purpose player — Gralyn Crawford, sophomore, 5-10, 175, Stephen F. Austin.
Kicker — Jason Cunningham, junior, 6-1, 175, Montana State.
Linemen — Kenrick Ellis, senior, 6-3, 280, Hampton; Jabari Fletcher, senior, 6-3, 265, Appalachian State; Martin Parker, senior, 6-3, 283, Richmond; Brent Russell, sophomore, 6-2, 287, Georgia Southern.
Linebackers — J.C. Sherritt, senior, 5-10, 220, Eastern Washington; Kyle Glazier, senior, 6-1, 220, Western Illinois; Tyler Holmes, junior, 6-0, 220, Massachusetts.
Defensive backs — Mark Legree, senior, 6-0, 220, Appalachian State; Trumaine Johnson, junior, 6-3, 197, Montana; Korey Lindsey, senior, 6-0, 190, Southern Illinois; Eugene Clifford, senior, 6-2, 205, Tennessee State.
Punter — David Harrington, junior, 6-3, 185, Idaho State.
Quarterback — Deandre Presley, junior, Appalachian State.
Running backs — Henry Harris, senior, Southeast Missouri State; Eric Breitenstein, junior, Wofford.
Linemen — Johnny Culbreath, senior, South Carolina State; Ryan McKnight, senior, South Dakota State; Corey Konycki, senior, Robert Morris; Pat Illig, senior, Wofford; Michael Booker, senior, Northwestern State.
Tight end — Andrew Kennedy, senior, Columbia.
Receivers — Marcus Harris, senior, Murray State; Aaron Mellette, sophomore, Elon.
All-purpose player — Tavoy Moore, junior, Idaho State.
Kicker — Matt Bevins, junior, Liberty.
Linemen — Mario Kurn, junior, San Diego; Ameet Pall, junior, Wofford; Dain Taylor, senior, Drake; Zack Nash, junior, Sacramento State.
Linebackers — Bryce Smith, senior, Samford; Matt Evans, sophomore, New Hampshire; Eric McBride, senior, Richmond.
Defensive backs —James Vercammen, senior, Dayton; Dino Vasso, senior, New Hampshire; Moses Ellis, senior, Prairie View A&M; Charles James, sophomore, Charleston Southern.
Punter — David Miller, senior, William & Mary.
Quarterback — Pat Devlin, senior, Delaware.
Running backs — Kyle Minett, senior, South Dakota State; Frank Warren, senior, Grambling State.
Linemen — Brett Moore, junior, Georgia Southern; Natiel Curry, junior, Bethune-Cookman; Austin Zlab, senior, Northern Iowa; D.J. Hall, junior, Texas State; Sean Middleton, senior, Southeast Missouri State.
Tight ends — Dean Rogers, senior, UC Davis.
Receivers — Joel Bradford, junior, Chattanooga; Chris Summers, junior, Liberty.
All-purpose player — Mark Rodgers, junior, Cal Poly.
Kicker — Adrian Mora, junior, Georgia Southern.
Linemen — Devon Langhorst, senior, Dayton; Kenneth Charles, senior, Stephen F. Austin; Andrew Soucy, senior, Eastern Kentucky; Josue Ortiz, senior, Harvard.
Linebackers — Jabara Williams, senior, Stephen F. Austin; Dejuan Fulghum, senior, Texas Southern; D.J. Smith, senior, Appalachian State.
Defensive backs — Justin Rogers, senior, Richmond; Anthony Bratton, senior, Delaware; Laron Scott, junior, Georgia Southern; Anthony Walters, senior, Delaware.