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Weber State football: Andrew Vollert earns All-America honors

Andrew Vollert (left-center) runs with the ball. He led the Wildcats in receiving yards, receptions and touchdowns this season.
Andrew Vollert (left-center) runs with the ball. He led the Wildcats in receiving yards, receptions and touchdowns this season.
Robert Casey, Weber State Athletics

Weber State junior tight end Andrew Vollert has earned All-America honors. Vollert has been named to the 2016 Associated Press FCS All-America Third Team.

Vollert had one of the top seasons for a tight end in Weber State history. He played in all 12 games for the Wildcats and helped lead Weber State to the FCS Playoffs.

He led the Wildcats in receiving yards, receptions and touchdowns this season. He totaled 62 catches for 840 yards and seven touchdowns. He finished the season ninth in the Big Sky in receptions per game at 5.2 and was also ninth in receiving yards per game at 70.0.

Season highlights of Weber State All-American Andrew Vollert. @VollertAndrew. #WeAreWeber #BigSkyFB #WeberState https://t.co/cXPyb8hcju pic.twitter.com/z2qm8CxKmX

— Weber State Football (@weberstatefb) December 15, 2016

Vollert had at least two receptions in every game this season and had at least five catches in nine of the 12 games. He had a season-high eight catches for a season-high 112 yards against Northern Arizona and also topped 100 yards receiving against Sacramento State.

The San Mateo, California, native transferred to Weber State in January 2016 after playing at San Jose State and San Francisco City College. He also was named the Big Sky Conference Newcomer of the Year and was named to the All-Conference First Team.

He is the 52nd player in Weber State history to earn All-America honors and the second for head coach Jay Hill.

Paul Grua is the Director of Athletic Communications at Weber State University.