Which Montana Grizzly Football Stars Made All Big Sky Conference
The post-season accolades are starting to roll in. And six first-team selections is pretty impressive representation!
While it has not been the season Montana Grizzly football fans were hoping for, there is still lots to celebrate, including how highly regarded many of the players are in an excellent FCS conference. Not to mention still having a chance to make a statement in the Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs.
The Big Sky Conference announced their 2022 all-conference selections today (Wednesday). The Griz placed a very impressive 14 players on the team, including six first-team selections. UM Sports Information Director Eric Taber tells us that six first-team members ties for the most on the team since 2019. Of those 14 players, 7 are expected to return next season as seniors or underclassmen.
Recognition for players you've come to expect to receive it, of course. And maybe a couple cool surprise selections in there, too. Here's the Griz rundown:
First Team All Big Sky
Defensive Back Justin Ford
Defensive Lineman Alex Gubner
Safety Robbie Hauck
Offensive Lineman Hunter Mayginnes
Linebacker Patrick O'Connell
Punter Patrick Rohrbach
Second Team All Big Sky
Linebacker Tyler Flink
Kick Returner Malik Flowers
Third Team All Big Sky
Receiver Junior Bergen
Center A.J. Forbes
Big Sky Honorable Mentions
Tight End Cole Grossman
Linebacker Levi Janacaro
Receiver Mitch Roberts
Linebacker Marcus Welnel
2022 Big Sky Football Individual Award Winners
Offensive Player of the Year: Cameron Skattebo, Running Back, Sacramento State
Defensive Player of the Year: Marte Mapu, Linebacker/Defensive Back, Sacramento State
Newcomer of the Year: Sean Chambers, Quarterback, Montana State
Freshman of the Year: Gevani McCoy, Quarterback, Idaho
Co-Coach of the Year: Troy Taylor, Sacramento State and Brent Vigen, Montana State
Congratulations to all the team's members, and best of luck to the five teams representing the Big Sky in the FCS Playoffs!
Scott Gurnsey and I will be on the air at 6:00 p.m. from the Grizzly Scholarship Association tailgate site for the two-hour pregame show this Saturday, as the Griz get ready to take on Southeast Missouri State at 8:00. Catch all the action on KGVO, FM 98.3/AM 1290 or use the Listen Now feature on the station website.