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Weber State notebook: Football puts 11 on all-conference teams, Jones earns basketball honors

By Brett Hein - | Nov 23, 2021

Robert Casey, Weber State Athletics

Weber State receiver Rashid Shaheed (22) hauls in what would be a 47-yard touchdown reception against Southern Utah on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Cedar City.

Rashid Shaheed became the third player in Weber State football history to be named to all-conference honors four times when the Big Sky Conference announced this season’s all-conference teams Tuesday.

Shaheed, who finishes his college career as the best kick returner in FCS history with seven kick-return touchdowns, was named as the first-team kick returner and punt returner. He was also named to the second team as a receiver.

Shaheed, Scott Shields and Trevyn Smith are WSU’s four-time all-conference players.

Senior linebacker Conner Mortensen and senior defensive tackle Jared Schiess were also named as first-team Big Sky players, along with sophomore offensive lineman Noah Atagi and sophomore cornerback Eddie Heckard.

Senior safety Preston Smith and junior defensive end George Tarlas were named as second-team players. Sophomore tight end Hayden Meacham earned third-team honors.

Junior cornerback Marque Collins, senior linebacker Sherwin Lavaka and sophomore defensive tackle Doug Schiess received honorable mentions.

In addition to 14 players honored Nov. 20 for Senior Day who will be leaving the program, Rivals reported Tarlas has entered the transfer portal.


Dillon Jones was named tournament MVP and Big Sky player of the week for his play as Weber State men’s basketball won three games at the Jersey Mike’s Classic from Nov. 18-21 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The second-season freshman forward averaged 15.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per game and 65.5% from the field in wins over UMass, Ball State and Green Bay. Jones also shot 8 of 10 from the foul line and totaled six assists and five steals.

In the win over Ball State, Jones posted career highs of 19 points and 14 rebounds. He’s averaging 13.8 points and 11 rebounds per game, with four double-doubles. He’s 11th in the nation in rebound average.

Weber State returns to action Saturday with a road tipoff at 7 p.m. against Dixie State. That game will stream on ESPN+ with a WSU radio call on 1o3.1 FM.


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