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July 15, 2013

WORTHLEY, NORRISE NAMED TO BIG SKY PRESEASON TEAM

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


Offense
QB DeNarius McGhee
Sr. Euless, Texas
Montana State
RB Zach Bauman Sr. Chandler, Ariz. Northern Arizona
RB Cody Kirk Sr. Frenchtown, Mont. Montana State
FB Dalton Turay
Jr. Pleasanton, Calif.
UC Davis
OG Tyler Worthley
Sr. Dublin, Calif.
Sacramento State
OG Gavin Farr
Sr. South Ogden, Utah
Southern Utah
C Mitch Gaulke
Sr. West Linn, Ore.
Portland State
OT Danny Kistler Sr. Seattle, Wash. Montana
OT Giovanni Sani
Sr. Modesto, Calif.
Cal Poly
TE R.J. Rickert
Jr. Gilbert, Ariz.
Northern Arizona
WR Greg Hardin
Sr. Bellevue, Neb.
North Dakota
WR Tanner Bleskin
Sr. Great Falls, Mont.
Montana State
WR Morris Norrise
Sr. Berkeley, Calif.
Sacramento State
WR Fatu Moala
Sr. Kearns, Utah
Southern Utah
K Colton Cook Sr. Centerville, Utah
Southern Utah
Ret. Greg Hardin
Sr. Bellevue, Neb.
North Dakota
         
Defense
DE Zack Wagenmann
Jr. Missoula, Mont. Montana
DE Brad Daly
Sr. Helena, Mont.
Montana State
DT Sullivan Grosz
Sr. Fresno, Calif.
Cal Poly
DT Tim Wilkinson
Sr. Las Vegas, Nev.
Northern Arizona
OLB Jordan Tripp
Sr. Missoula, Mont.
Montana
OLB Trevor Spence Sr. Aberdeen, Idaho Idaho State
ILB Ronnie Hamlin
Sr. Lacey, Wash.
Eastern Washington
ILB Clarence Bumpas
Sr. Colorado Springs, Colo.
Northern Colorado
ILB Anthony Morales
Sr. Edmond, Okla.
Weber State
CB Anders Battle Sr. Phoenix, Ariz. Northern Arizona
CB T.J. Lee III Sr. Seattle, Wash. Eastern Washington
S Lucky Dozier
Sr. Sacramento, Calif. Northern Arizona
S Allen Brown
Sr. Tacoma, Wash.
Eastern Washington
P Andy Wilder
Sr. Scottdale, Arz.
Northern Arizona
ST Chris Judge
Sr. Westlake Village, Calif.
Cal Poly

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