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McSurdy Named Defensive Player Of The Year

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Earlier today, the Big Sky Conference announced its award winners and all-conference teams for the 2011 football season.

Montana senior middle linebacker Caleb McSurdy was named the league’s Defensive MVP. After McSurdy, a long list of Grizzlies filled the list of award winners.

McSurdy and senior cornerback Trumaine Johnson were unanimous selections to the all-Big Sky 1st team. Johnson has now been named 1st team all-conference three years in a row.

Eastern Washington senior quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell was named the league’s Offensive MVP, while Montana State junior running back Tray Robinson is the Newcomer of the Year.

Here’s a list of the Grizzlies who made all conference:


Greg Hardy,  Jr.,  Tight End
Jon Opperud,  Sr.,  Tackle
Jabin Sambrano,  Sr.,  Return Specialist


Trumaine Johnson,  Sr.,  Cornerback
Caleb McSurdy,  Sr.,  Inside Linebacker
Bryan Waldhauser,  Sr.,  Defensive Tackle


Danny Kistler,  So.,  Guard
Jabin Sambrano,  Sr.,  Wide Receiver


John Kanongata’a,  So.,  Outside Linebacker
Mike McCord,  Sr.,  Safety
Houston Roots,  Sr.,  Cornerback


Chuck Burton,  Sr.,  Tackle
Sam Gratton,  Jr.,  Wide Receiver
Jordy Johnson,  So.,  Quarterback
Brody McKnight,  Sr.,  Placekicker
Pete Nguyen,  Jr.,  Running Back
Stephen Sabin,  Sr.,  Center


Bobby Alt,  Sr.,  Defensive End
Ryan Fetherston,  Sr.,  Defensive End
Donny Lisowski,  Sr.,  Special Teams
Brody McKnight,  Sr.,  Punter
Alex Shaw,  Sr.,  Inside Linebacker

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