Josh Cummings

Josh Cummings of Fairbanks had a historic football season last year for Western Colorado University.

The College Football America Yearbook is thinks he will do it again.

The respected online publication picked Cummings as one of two preseason NCAA Division II All-Americans at running back.

Western Colorado also landed at No. 22 in the preseason top-30 rankings.

Cummings, of West Valley High fame, was the only player from his team and one of only two from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference to be recognized.

The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Alaskan last year rushed for 1,301 yards and 17 touchdowns in 12 games.

He racked up seven 100-yard games, including high games of 206, 163 and 154.

Cummings also scored a TD in eight straight games to tie the Alaska record held since 2001 by Eagle River’s Yohance Humphery at the University of Montana.

His TDs were the second most in school history and No. 2 all-time among Alaskans at the NCAA level.

His yards were fifth in school history and No. 3 all-time among Alaskans.

Cummings has 25 TDs in his last 23 games.

Western Colorado opens the season Sept. 3 against West Texas A&M University.

56 – Yohance Humphery (Chugiak) Montana 1998-2001
25 – Josh Cummings (West Valley) Western Colorado 2018-
23 – Mike Connaker (Service) Missouri Western/Western Colorado 1996-1999
14 – Rocky Klever (West) Montana 1977-1981
12 – Brandon Miles (Kenai) Bemidji State 2008-2011

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