Ogden, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Eastern Washington sophomore quarterback Vernon Adams was voted the Big Sky Conference's offensive MVP and his favorite wide receiver, Cooper Kupp, won the first freshman of the year honor on Tuesday.
Both players were unanimously selected to the All-Big Sky first team.
Montana State senior defensive end Brad Daly and Cal Poly senior defensive tackle Sullivan Grosz were named Big Sky co-defensive MVPs.
UC Davis running back Gabe Manzanarez was named the newcomer of the year.
In previous years, freshmen fell under the newcomer of the year award.
The Big Sky coach of the year will be announced Wednesday.
2013 ALL-BIG SKY FIRST TEAM
(As selected by the conference head coaches)
WR - Cooper Kupp, Fr., Eastern Washington
WR - Greg Hardin, Sr., North Dakota
WR - DeAndre Carter, Jr., Sacramento State
OT - Mitchell Van Dyk, Sr., Portland State
OT - Danny Kistler, Sr., Montana
OG - Tyler Worthley, Sr., Sacramento State
OG - Lefi Letuligasenoa, Sr., Cal Poly
C - Ashton Miller, Sr., Eastern Washington
TE - R.J. Rickert, Jr., Northern Arizona
QB - Vernon Adams, So., Eastern Washington
RB - Zach Bauman, Sr., Northern Arizona
RB - D.J. Adams, Sr., Portland State
FB - Akaninyene, Umoh, Sr., Cal Poly
PK - Colton Cook, Sr., Southern Utah
RS - Shawn Johnson, Jr., Montana State
OT - Sullivan Grosz, Sr., Cal Poly
OT - Tim Wilkinson, Sr., Northern Arizona
DE - Brad Daly, Sr., Montana State
DE - Zack Wagenmann, Jr., Montana
OLB - Jordan Tripp, Sr., Montana
OLB - J.P. Kanongata'a, Sr., Montana
ILB - Todd Davis, Sr., Sacramento State
ILB - Zak Browning, So., Southern Utah
CB - Anders Battle, Sr., Northern Arizona
CB - T.J. Lee III, Sr., Eastern Washington
S - Lucky Dozier, Sr., Northern Arizona
S - Alex Hubbard, Sr., Cal Poly
P - Kyle Loomis, Jr., Portland State
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER
Bo Schutzle, Sr., Eastern Washington