Pago Togafau of Idaho State, Epikopo King of Montana State, and Tyson Butler of Sacramento State were named to the Big Sky's first preseason all league team. Togafau a senior was first team all conference last season, leading his team for the second year in a row with 103 tackles. Togafau a Long Beach Poly graduate originally attended Utah out of high school.
King, from The Dalles, OR was an Second Team selection last season. Other Polynesians on the team include Chris Kolone, Wesley Mauia (Brother Reagan plays at UH), Louis Saucedo, David Siataga, and Isaiah Taito.
Butler is a three year starter for the Hornets and recorded 59 tackles last season and was an Honorable Mention selection.
Brennan Carvalho of Portland State was also selected preseason 1st Team Offensive Line. Carvalho of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, is a Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama graduate and was 1st Team All Big Sky as a sophomore. His brother, Bronson plays football at Alcorn State.