PARK CITY, Utah — Sacramento State seniors Tyler Worthley and Morris Norrise were both named to the 2013 Big Sky Preseason All-Conference team, it was announced on Monday at Big Sky Kickoff.
The pair were two of 14 players named to offensive side of the team. Montana State quarterback DeNarius McGhee was selected as the Preseason Offensive MVP and Montana linebacker Jordan Tripp was voted the Preseason Defense MVP.
Worthley has started all 33 games of his career at guard for Sacramento State. The Dublin, Calif., native earned second team all-Big Sky honors as a junior and helped pave the way for an offense which rushed for 163.5 yards per game a year ago.
Norrise has earned all-Big Sky accolades following his first three seasons with the Hornets. He was honorable mention as a freshman and sophomore before being placed on the second team a year ago. The Berkeley, Calif., native set career highs in 2012 with 70 receptions for 777 yards. He enters 2013 with 133 career receptions for 1,780 yards and 15 touchdowns. His career receptions rank second in school history while yardage total is fourth and his touchdowns are tied for fourth.
2013 Big Sky Conference Preseason Team
Offensive MVP - DeNarius McGhee, Sr., QB, Montana State
Defensive MVP - Jordan Tripp, Sr., LB, Montana
|RB||Zach Bauman||Sr.||Chandler, Ariz.||Northern Arizona|
|RB||Cody Kirk||Sr.||Frenchtown, Mont.||Montana State|
||Sr.||South Ogden, Utah
||Sr.||West Linn, Ore.
|OT||Danny Kistler||Sr.||Seattle, Wash.||Montana|
||Sr.||Great Falls, Mont.
|K||Colton Cook||Sr.||Centerville, Utah
||Sr.||Las Vegas, Nev.
|OLB||Trevor Spence||Sr.||Aberdeen, Idaho||Idaho State|
||Sr.||Colorado Springs, Colo.
|CB||Anders Battle||Sr.||Phoenix, Ariz.||Northern Arizona|
|CB||T.J. Lee III||Sr.||Seattle, Wash.||Eastern Washington|
||Sr.||Sacramento, Calif.||Northern Arizona
||Sr.||Westlake Village, Calif.