(STATS) - FCS receptions leader Keelan Doss was named the Big Sky's offensive player of the year Tuesday in voting by the league's 13 head coaches, while playoff-bound Weber State led the All-Big Sky first team with eight selections.
Doss caught 115 passes for UC Davis as a junior, 15 more than any other player in Division I, and the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award finalist also led the nation with 1,499 receiving yards. The player who threw Doss the majority of those passes, sophomore quarterback Jake Maier, was named the conference's newcomer of the year. He finished second in the FCS in completion percentage (68.6) and third in passing yards (3,669).
Weber State senior cornerback Taron Johnson, the only unanimous selection to the Big Sky's defensive first team, was named the conference's defensive player of the year after helping lead the Wildcats to a share of the league title.