19 Lumberjacks Earn All-Big Sky Honors

19 Lumberjacks Earn All-Big Sky Honors

OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona football had 19 Lumberjacks selected to an All-Big Sky team for a total of 21 honors, announced today by the league office. NAU and Eastern Washington both placed a league-best five players on the first team.

Leading the way for NAU is three-time selection senior running back Zach Bauman, who was named to the first team. The Chandler, Ariz. native leads NAU with 1,355 rushing yards on 248 carries. He ranks third all-time in Big Sky history with 5,031 career rushing yards. He is one of nine players in FCS history to rush for 1,000 yards four times. Bauman also has a total of 1,632 all-purpose yards.

Junior tight end R.J. Rickert was named to the first team, as he picked up the first All-Big Sky honors of his career. The Gilbert, Ariz. native has been a solid blocker for Bauman all season and has picked up 215 yards on 20 catches.

Senior cornerback Anders Battle is a two-time All-Big Sky first team pick. The Phoenix, Ariz. native ranks fifth on the team in tackles with 47. He has 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one quarterback hurry, one forced fumble, one pick-six for 49 yards and 10 pass breakups.

Senior safety Lucky Dozier, a native of Sacramento, Calif., earned first team all-conference honors for the second straight season.  He ranks second on the team in tackles with 72. He has one forced fumble, one recovered fumble, nine pass break ups and three interceptions for a total of 85 yards.

Senior defensive lineman Tim Wilkinson was named to the All-Big Sky first team, after earning second team honors a year ago. The Las Vegas, Nev. native has 27 tackles with seven and a half tackles for loss. He has a team-high 5.5 sacks for a total of 23 yards. He has also been credited with four quarterback hurries.

Picking up second team honors for NAU was center Roy Garcia and fullback Nick Butier.

Five Lumberjacks were selected to the All-Big Sky third team. Freshman tackle Jacob Julian was the lone NAU player on offense, while senior tackle Chima Ike, senior linebacker Mike Dosen, junior linebacker Austin Hasquet and senior punter Andy Wilder were voted to the defensive third team.

Honorable mention accolades went to senior wide receiver Nick Cole, senior wide receiver Jesse Brantley, senior kicker Andy Wilder, senior return specialist Lucky Dozier, senior defensive end Steven Garcia, senior safety Blair Wishom, sophomore cornerback Marcus Alford, senior linebacker Ryan Reardon and senior Anthony Hughes for his play on special teams.



Three-Time First Team All-Conference

Zach Bauman, Sr., Northern Arizona, RB

Two-Time All-Conference

Anders Battle, Sr., Northern Arizona, CB

Lucky Dozier, Sr., Northern Arizona, S

First Team Offense

Tight End           R.J. Rickert, Jr., Northern Arizona

Running Back     !Zach Bauman, Sr., Northern Arizona

First Team Defense

Tackles             Tim Wilkinson, Sr., Northern Arizona

Cornerbacks      $Anders Battle, Sr., Northern Arizona

Safeties             $Lucky Dozier, Sr., Northern Arizona

Second Team Offense

Center               Roy Garcia, Jr., Northern Arizona

Fullback             Nick Butier, so., Northern Arizona

Third Team Offense

Tackles             Jacob Julian, Fr., Northern Arizona

Third Team Defense

Tackles             Chima Ike, Sr., Northern Arizona

Outside LBS       Mike Dosen, Sr., Northern Arizona

Inside LBS         Austin Hasquet, Jr., Northern Arizona

Punter               Andy Wilder, Sr., Northern Arizona

Honorable Mention Offense

Wide Receiver – Nick Cole, Sr., Jesse Brantley, Sr., Kicker – Andy Wilder, Sr., Return Specialist - Lucky Dozier, Sr.

Honorable Mention Defense

End – Steven Garcia, Sr., Safety - Blair Wishom, Sr., Cornerback - Marcus Alford, So., Linebacker – Ryan Reardon, Sr.

Honorable Mention Special Teams

Anthony Hughes, Sr.


!Three-Time First Team Selection

$Two-Time First Team Selection

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