Maier, Olson Lead Preseason All-Conference Football Team
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Big Sky Conference announced its 2019 Preseason All-Conference football team today at the league’s Football Kickoff being held at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane.
UC Davis quarterback Jake Maier, the reigning Big Sky Offensive Most Valuable Player, was picked to repeat in 2019. Maier led the Aggies to their first-ever FCS playoff appearance, first playoff win and a 10-win season in 2018. Maier completed 364 of 557 passes for 3,931 yards and 34 touchdown passes.
Montana linebacker Dante Olson was named the 2019 Big Sky Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. Olson led the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in tackles with 151 stops. The senior finished third in the running for the Buck Buchanan Award, as he had a stellar junior campaign.