Following a 12-2 season and Mountain West championship, expectations are sky-high for the Fresno State football team heading into the 2019 season.
Fresno State senior linebacker Mykal Walker is drawing national attention once again. He was named to the Butkus Award watch list Monday.
Defensive backs Jaron Bryant and Juju Highes are on-watch for the Thorpe Award, given annually to the best defensive back in college football.
After being tabbed for the Biletnikoff Award, Bulldog TE Jared Rice is on watch for America’s top college tight end award for the second year straight.
The Bulldog tight end is up for the award honoring the most outstanding receiver – regardless of position – in college football.
Another Fresno State Bulldog is on watch for a potential postseason college football award before the 2019-2020 season begins.
Fresno State is one of 17 teams in the country to have two athletes named to the watch list for the top defensive player of the year award.
Fresno State’s former athletics director departed the university in November 2017. Bartko claimed university executives falsely accused him of an alcoholic.
Weeks after their season ended, the Bulldogs continue to be recognized for their first Mountain West baseball title and NCAA tourney run.
Deshon Taylor was already signed on to play in with the Adelaide 36ers of the Australian National Basketball League, starting in October.