Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud was named to the STATS FCS preseason All-American third-team Tuesday.
Gubrud, who is 17-6 as a starter, has totaled 9,441 yards of offense, 8,568 passing yards and was the 2016 Big Sky Conference’s offensive player of the year.
Idaho offensive lineman Noah Johnson was named to the second-team and Idaho linebacker Kaden Ellis was named to the third-team.
Fifteen players from the Big Sky Conference were recognized, including five first-teamers: Montana linebacker John Buss, UC Davis receiver Keelan Doss, Portland State tight end Charlie Taumoepeau, Southern Utah offensive lineman Zach Larsen and Weber State offensive lineman Iosua Opeta.
Eastern Washington opens its season Sept. 1 at home against Central Washington. Idaho opens its season on the same day at Fresno State.
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