Weber State Football kicks off its 2022 season in about a month. WSU will be looking to be as successful as it has been over the last few years. From 2017 to 2021 the program has won at least a share of the Big Sky Title.
The Big Sky Conference released their coaches’ and media preseason polls for the upcoming season, with Weber State ranking fourth on both lists. The Wildcats were listed behind Montana, Montana State, and Sacramento State.
Athlon Sports released their preseason FCS Top 25, with the Wildcats landing at number 13. Montana (3rd), Montana State (4th), Sacramento State (6th), and Eastern Washington (15th) were also included on the list.
Success in this upcoming season will depend on offensive lineman Noah Atagi and cornerback Eddie Heckard. Atagi, a preseason all-Big-Sky selection, anchors the Wildcat offensive line that looks to improve after allowing 2.3 sacks per game in 2021. On the other side of the ball, Heckard looks to increase his total of five career interceptions. Heckard holds the third most interceptions in Wildcat history.
WSU opens its season against DII-Western Oregon on September 1 at 6 p.m. The game will air on ESPN+.
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