NASH VOTED SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICA BY THE SPORTS NETWORK/FATHEAD.COM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento State defensive end Zack Nash continued to add to his ever-growing list of accomplishments on Wednesday as he was named to The Sports Network/Fathead.com All-America second team. The honor is just the latest for Nash who also earned second team All-America recognition from the Associated Press and was a unanimous first team all-Big Sky Conference selection.
In 2010, Nash started all 11 games for the Hornets 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 year. His average of 1.18 sacks per game placed him fourth in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Nash becomes only the third Hornet to earn All-America accolades from both The Sports Network and the Associated Press in the same season. Running back Charles Roberts was a first team selection by both agencies in 1999 and was named to the second team by each group in 1998. Offensive lineman Jon Osterhout was named to The Sports Network first team and the AP second team in 1999.
The Big Sky Conference led all leagues with 16 selections on the first, second and third teams. The Colonial Athletic Association was second with 13.
The Sports Network/Fathead.com All-America team is compiled on a vote of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries who routinely cover the Football Championship Subdivision.
A complete list of all three teams is below. The announcement of each quarterback position will come following the announcement of the Walter Payton Award. The candidates are Western Illinois' Matt Barr, Stephen F. Austin's Jeremy Moses and Appalachian State's DeAndre Presley.
QB - Matt Barr, Western Illinois, Sr., or Jeremy Moses, Stephen F. Austin, Sr., or DeAndre Presley, Appalachian State, Jr.;
RB - Nate Eachus, Colgate, Sr.; Henry Harris, Southeast Missouri State, Sr.
FB - Eric Breitenstein, Wofford, Jr.
WR - Tysson Poots, Southern Utah, Sr.; Chris Summers, Liberty, Jr.; Raymond Webber, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Sr.
TE - Andrew Kennedy, Columbia, Sr.
OT - Ben Ijalana, Villanova, Sr.; Mike Person, Montana State, Sr.
OG - David Arkin, Missouri State, Sr.; Pat Illig, Wofford, Sr.
C - Chris Powers, Eastern Washington, Jr.
PK - Matt Bevins, Liberty, Jr.
KR - Gralyn Crawford, Stephen F. Austin, So.
DE - Mario Kurn, San Diego, Jr.; Ameet Pall, Wofford, Jr.
DT - Martin Parker, Richmond, Sr.; Brandon Peguese, Hampton, Sr.
LB - Kyle Glazier, Western Illinois, Sr.; Tyler Holmes, Massachusetts, Jr.; J.C. Sherritt, Eastern Washington, Sr.; D.J. Smith, Appalachian State, Sr.
CB - Jarard Cribbs, Lehigh, Sr.; Trumaine Johnson, Montana, Jr.
S - Eugene Clifford, Tennessee State, Sr.; Mark LeGree, Appalachian State, Sr.
P - John Prelvitz, North Dakota State, Sr.
PR - Shawn Abuhoff, Dartmouth, Jr.
QB - TBA.
RB - Taiwan Jones, Eastern Washington, Jr.; Frank Warren, Grambling State, Sr.
FB - Vai Tafuna, Weber State, Sr.
WR - Marcus Harris, Murray State, Sr.; Cordell Roberson, Stephen F. Austin, Sr.; Lito Senatus, Western Illinois, Sr.
TE - Alex Gottlieb, William & Mary, Jr.
OT - Keith Hill Jr., William & Mary, Sr.; Curt Porter, Jacksonville State, Sr.
OG - Frank Knights, Southeast Missouri, Sr.; J.C. Oram, Weber State, Jr.
C - Ryan McKnight, South Dakota State, Sr.
PK - Jason Cunningham, Montana State, Jr.
KR - Jeremy Caldwell, Eastern Kentucky, Jr.
DE - Jabari Fletcher, Appalachian State, Sr.; Zack Nash, Sacramento State, Jr.
DT - Kendrick Ellis, Hampton, Sr.; Brent Russell, Georgia Southern, So.
LB - Matt Evans, New Hampshire, So.; Eric McBride, Richmond, Sr., Derek Rose, Northwestern State, So., A.J. Storms, Idaho State, Jr.
CB - Korey Lindsey, Southern Illinois, Sr.; Dino Vasso, New Hampshire, Sr.
S - Kejuan Riley, Alabama State, So.; James Vercammen, Dayton, Sr.
P - David Harrington, Idaho State, Jr.
PR - Dontrelly Johnson, Murray State, Jr.
QB - TBA.
RB - Kyle Minnett, South Dakota State, Sr.; Andrew Pierce, Delaware, Fr.
FB - Kendall Gaskins, Richmond, So.
WR - Joe Collins, Weber State, Sr.; Aaron Mellette, Elon, So.; Ryan Spadola, Lehigh, So.
TE - Shadrae King, Robert Morris, Jr.
OT - Johnny Culbreath, South Carolina State, Sr.; Will Rackley, Lehigh, Sr.
OG - Luis Ruffolo, Penn, Sr.; Kris Poindexter, Northern Arizona, Sr.
C - Sean Middleton, Southeast Missouri State, Sr.
PK - Ian Vance, Georgia State, Sr.
KR - Larrone Moore, Delaware State, Sr.
DE - Kenneth Charles, Stephen F. Austin, Sr.; Dain Taylor, Drake, Sr.
DT - Andre Caroll, Delaware State, Sr.; Dan Ogden, Montana State, Sr.
LB - Dejuan Fulghum, Texas Southern, Jr.; Jer-ryan Harris, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Fr.; Antoine WIlkinson, Missouri State, Sr.; Jabara Williams, Stephen F. Austin, Sr.
CB - Asa Jackson, Cal Poly, Jr.; Justin Rogers, Richmond, Jr.
S - Anthony Bratton, Delaware, Sr.; Matt Johnson, Eastern Washington, Jr.
P - David Miller, William & Mary, Sr.
PR - Tavoy Moore, Idaho State, Jr.