EWU's Adams, Kupp earn Big Sky awards

Ogden, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Eastern Washington sophomore quarterback Vernon Adams was voted the Big Sky Conference's offensive MVP and his favorite wide receiver, Cooper Kupp, won the first freshman of the year honor on Tuesday.

Both players were unanimously selected to the All-Big Sky first team.

Montana State senior defensive end Brad Daly and Cal Poly senior defensive tackle Sullivan Grosz were named Big Sky co-defensive MVPs.

UC Davis running back Gabe Manzanarez was named the newcomer of the year.

In previous years, freshmen fell under the newcomer of the year award.

The Big Sky coach of the year will be announced Wednesday.


(As selected by the conference head coaches)


WR - Cooper Kupp, Fr., Eastern Washington

WR - Greg Hardin, Sr., North Dakota

WR - DeAndre Carter, Jr., Sacramento State

OT - Mitchell Van Dyk, Sr., Portland State

OT - Danny Kistler, Sr., Montana

OG - Tyler Worthley, Sr., Sacramento State

OG - Lefi Letuligasenoa, Sr., Cal Poly

C - Ashton Miller, Sr., Eastern Washington

TE - R.J. Rickert, Jr., Northern Arizona

QB - Vernon Adams, So., Eastern Washington

RB - Zach Bauman, Sr., Northern Arizona

RB - D.J. Adams, Sr., Portland State

FB - Akaninyene, Umoh, Sr., Cal Poly

PK - Colton Cook, Sr., Southern Utah

RS - Shawn Johnson, Jr., Montana State


OT - Sullivan Grosz, Sr., Cal Poly

OT - Tim Wilkinson, Sr., Northern Arizona

DE - Brad Daly, Sr., Montana State

DE - Zack Wagenmann, Jr., Montana

OLB - Jordan Tripp, Sr., Montana

OLB - J.P. Kanongata'a, Sr., Montana

ILB - Todd Davis, Sr., Sacramento State

ILB - Zak Browning, So., Southern Utah

CB - Anders Battle, Sr., Northern Arizona

CB - T.J. Lee III, Sr., Eastern Washington

S - Lucky Dozier, Sr., Northern Arizona

S - Alex Hubbard, Sr., Cal Poly

P - Kyle Loomis, Jr., Portland State


Bo Schutzle, Sr., Eastern Washington

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