Preseason first-team All-MW honors

Kivon Cartwright (86) celebrates a touchdown with Marquis Law (9) during the first half of Saturday game against Fresno State. The touchdown was called back after a flag was thrown on the play and the Rams eventually fell short to the Bulldogs 28-7.
Kivon Cartwright (86) celebrates a touchdown with Marquis Law (9)

The Mountian West Conference named seniors Ty SambrailoKivon Cartwright and Jared Roberts to the 2014 Preseason All-Mountain West Team Tuesday morning.

Sambrailo, a 6-foot-5, 315-pound offensive lineman, has earned seven preseason honors total. In 2013, Sambrailo graded out above 89 percent in every game and recorded 47 knockdown blocks on his way to earning second-team All-Mountain West honors.

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Cartwright has been recognized as the Mountain West’s top tight end in the offseason, earning first-team honors from four different publications and being named to the John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List. In 2013, Cartwright hauled in 27 passes for 462 yards and tied for a team-high six receiving touchdowns.

Roberts, senior kicker, was named to the Lou Groza Award preseason watch list, an honor for which he was a semifinalist in 2013. He connected on 21 of 24 field goals, the second-most in a single season in CSU history, and was a perfect 58 for 58 on point after attempts, a school record. Roberts is the school’s most accurate career field goal kicker with a .882 career field goal percentage, just ahead of Jason Smith (.776), who held the record since 2008.

Collegian Managing Editor Lawrence Lam can be reached at sports@collegian.com.