Seven Broncos Named to Preseason All-MW Team

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LAS VEGAS - The 2011 Preseason All-Mountain West Team was announced today at the league's annual Football Media Days being held at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. In their first season in the conference, Boise State landed seven Broncos on the preseason team, with senior quarterback Kellen Moore earning the Preseason MW Offensive Player of the Year nod.

A Prosser, Wash., native, Moore enters 2011 as the nation's active career leader in passing efficiency (166.74) and wins by a quarterback (38), while ranking second on the active career list in completion percentage (68.17), passing yards (10,867), passing touchdowns (99) and completions (831). Last season, Moore completed 273-of-383 passes for 3,845 yards, 35 touchdowns and six interceptions for a national-best pass efficiency of 182.63.

Moore was joined on the 2011 Preseason All-Mountain West Football Team by teammates Doug Martin (Sr., RB), Nate Potter (Sr., OL) and Thomas Byrd (Sr., OL) on offense, as well as Billy Winn (Sr., DL), Shea McClellin (Sr., DL) and George Iloka (Sr., DB) on defense.

TCU's senior linebacker Tank Carder was named the 2011 Preseason MW Defensive Player of the Year, while Air Force's senior kicker, Jonathan Warzeka was named Special Teams Player of the Year.

Overall twenty seniors, three sophomores and two juniors from each of the eight teams comprise the 25-member squad. The team, as selected by members of the media, features 11 players that were all-conference selections in 2010, including seven first-team honorees.

2011 Preseason All-Mountain West Football Team

Offense

QB

Kellen Moore

Sr.

Boise State

WR

Phillip Payne

Sr.

UNLV

WR

Josh Boyce

So.

TCU

RB

Ronnie Hillman*

So.

San Diego State

RB

Doug Martin

Sr.

Boise State

OL

Nate Potter

Sr.

Boise State

OL

A.J. Wallerstein**

Sr.

Air Force

OL

Kyle Dooley

Sr.

TCU

OL

Thomas Byrd

Sr.

Boise State

OL

Paul Madsen**

Sr.

Colorado State

TE

Lucas Reed*

Jr.

New Mexico

Defense

DL

Billy Winn

Sr.

Boise State

DL

Shea McClellin

Sr.

Boise State

DL

Stansly Maponga**

So.

TCU

DL

Josh Biezuns**

Sr.

Wyoming

LB

Tank Carder#*

Sr.

TCU

LB

Mychal Sisson**

Sr.

Colorado State

LB

Miles Burris*

Sr.

San Diego State

DB

George Iloka

Sr.

Boise State

DB

Leon McFadden*

Jr.

San Diego State

DB

Anthony Wright

Sr.

Air Force

DB

Jon Davis

Sr.

Air Force

Specialists

P

Brian Stahovich*

Sr.

San Diego State

PK

James Aho

Sr.

New Mexico

Ret.

Jonathan Warzeka

Sr.

Air Force

Offensive Player of the Year:

Kellen Moore, Sr., QB, Boise State

Defensive Player of the Year:

Tank Carder, Sr., LB, TCU

Special Teams Player of the Year:

Jonathan Warzeka, Sr., KR, Air Force

# - unanimous 2011 preseason selection.

* - member of the 2010 All-Mountain West first-team.

** - member of the 2010 All-Mountain West second-team.