BOISE, Idaho - Boise State football players Kellen Moore and Jeremy Avery will be honored this Saturday (Feb. 6) at the 55th Annual Sports Awards hosted at The Touchdown Club of Columbus in Columbus, Ohio. Both players are being recognized for the impact they had on the Broncos' perfect 14-0 season which culminated with a 17-10 win over TCU in the 2010 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
Moore is set to receive the prestigious Award of Distinction for being one of the nation's top-rated passer in 2009. Avery has been selected as one of eight Players To Watch for 2010. This is Moore's second trip to the banquet as he was also one of five players named as a Player To Watch in 2009.
Moore (Prosser, WA/Prosser HS) is coming off a stellar sophomore campaign for the Broncos in which he set the NCAA single season record for the lowest pass attempt to interception ration at 0.69% (3-of-431). He was named first team All-American by ESPN.com, SI.com and CBSSports.com, as well as third team All-American by the Associated Press. Moore was also voted Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year. He finished the season as the nation's second most efficient passer (161.65), completing 64.3 percent of his passes for 3,536 yards and a school record 39 touchdown throws.
Avery (Bellflower, CA/Bellflower HS), who just completed his junior season at Boise State, was named second-team All-WAC after leading the Broncos in rushing yards (1,151) and carries (209). He finished the year second on the team in rushing touchdowns with six. Avery's top performance of the season came against Fresno State when he rushed for 186 yards on 11 carries. He also caught 23 passes for 257 yards and one touchdown out of the backfield.
The Broncos are already looking towards the 2010 season, which will kick-off for Boise State on Labor Day (Sept. 6) when the Broncos travel to Washington, D.C. to take on Virginia Tech at Fed Ex Field. The game is set to air on ESPN at 8 p.m. (EST).