All-WAC Football Teams Announced; Moore Co-Offensive POY

DENVER, Colo. - The Western Athletic Conference announced its all-WAC teams and coach and players of the year awards as voted upon by the WAC's nine head coaches. Boise State led the league with 11 first-team all-WAC honorees, while Fresno State and Nevada placed five on the first team and Hawai'i had three. Boise State's Kellen Moore and Nevada's Colin Kaepernick were named the co-Offensive Players of the Year, Fresno State's Chris Carter earned Defensive Player of the Year honors, and San Jose State's Keith Smith was named the Freshman of the Year. Nevada's Chris Ault was voted the WAC's Coach of the Year.

Moore, a redshirt junior quarterback from Prosser, Wash. (Prosser HS), is second in the nation in passing efficiency with a 185.04 rating. He has completed 245-of-345 passes for 3,506 yards and 33 touchdowns with just five interceptions in leading the Broncos to an 11-1 record and berth in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas on Dec. 22. As a starter, Moore is now 37-2 in three seasons. He was named the WAC's Freshman of the Year in 2008 and was the WAC Offensive Player of the Year last season. This is Boise State's fourth WAC Offensive Player of the Year award as running back Brock Forsey won it in 2002 and quarterback Ryan Dinwiddie won it a year later.

A total of 13 first-team all-WAC players were repeat selections from last year: Boise State wide receiver Austin Pettis, Boise State wide receiver Titus Young, Hawai'i wide receiver Greg Salas, Boise State offensive lineman Nate Potter, Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore, Nevada running back Vai Taua, Boise State defensive lineman Ryan Winterswyk, Fresno State defensive lineman Chris Carter, Nevada defensive lineman Dontay Moch, Fresno State linebacker Ben Jacobs, Utah State linebacker Bobby Wagner, New Mexico State defensive back Davon House and Fresno State placekicker Kevin Goessling. Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick is a repeat selection from 2008. Taua and Winterswyk have been named first-team selections three years in a row.

Hawai'i placed a WAC-high seven players on the second team while Fresno State, Idaho and Nevada had four apiece.

The complete all-WAC selections follow.



Pos.                             Name                                  School                             Year

WR                             Austin Pettis                      Boise State                      Sr.

WR                             Titus Young                      Boise State                      Sr.

WR                              Greg Salas                          Hawai'i                            Sr.

TE                               Virgil Green                        Nevada                            Sr.

OL                              Thomas Byrd                    Boise State                      Jr.

OL                              Nate Potter                        Boise State                      Jr.

OL                               Kenny Wiggins                   Fresno State                     Sr.

OL                               Rob McGill                         Louisiana Tech                Sr.

OL                               John Bender                       Nevada                            Sr.

QB                              Kellen Moore                     Boise State                      Jr.

QB                              Colin Kaepernick                Nevada                            Sr.

RB                              Doug Martin                     Boise State                      Jr.

RB                               Vai Taua                             Nevada                            Sr.


Pos.                             Name                                  School                             Year

DL                              Shea McClellin                  Boise State                      Jr.

DL                              Ryan Winterswyk             Boise State                      Sr.

DL                               Chris Carter                        Fresno State                     Sr.

DL                               Logan Harrell                     Fresno State                     Jr.

DL                               Dontay Moch                     Nevada                            Sr.

LB                               Winston Venable              Boise State                      Sr.

LB                               Ben Jacobs                          Fresno State                     Sr.

LB                               Corey Paredes                    Hawai'i                            Jr.

LB                               Bobby Wagner                   Utah State                       Jr.

DB                              George Iloka                      Boise State                      Jr.

DB                              Jeron Johnson                   Boise State                      Sr.

DB                              Mana Silva                          Hawai'i                            Sr.

DB                              Davon House                      New Mexico State           Sr.


Pos.                             Name                                  School                             Year

PK                               Kevin Goessling                 Fresno State                     Jr.

P                                  Bobby Cowan                    Idaho                               So.

ST                                Phillip Livas                        Louisiana Tech                Sr.




Pos.                             Name                                  School                             Year

WR                              Jamel Hamler                      Fresno State                     Jr.

WR                              Kealoha Pilares                   Hawai'i                            Sr.

WR                              Eric Greenwood                 Idaho                               Sr.

WR                              Rishard Matthews              Nevada                            Jr.

TE                               Daniel Hardy                      Idaho                               Sr.

OL                               Bryce Harris                       Fresno State                     Jr.

OL                               Lupepa Letuli                     Hawai'i                            Sr.

OL                               Adrian Thomas                   Hawai'i                            Sr.

OL                               Chris Barker                       Nevada                            So.

QB                              Bryant Moniz                     Hawai'i                            Jr.

RB                               Alex Green                         Hawai'i                            Sr.

RB                               Lennon Creer                      Louisiana Tech                Jr.


Pos.                             Name                                  School                             Year

DL                              Billy Winn                         Boise State                      Jr.

DL                               Kaniela Tuipulotu               Hawai'i                            Jr.

DL                               Aaron Lavarias                   Idaho                               Sr.

DL                               Matt Broha                         Louisiana Tech                Jr.

LB                               Byron Hout                       Boise State                      Jr.

LB                               Travis Brown                      Fresno State                     So.

LB                               Adrien Cole                        Louisiana Tech                Jr.

LB                               James-Michael Johnson      Nevada                            Jr.       

LB                               Keith Smith                        San Jose State                  Fr.

DB                              Brandyn Thompson         Boise State                      Sr.

DB                              Desia Dunn                         Fresno State                     Sr.

DB                              Shiloh Keo                          Idaho                               Sr.

DB                              Isaiah Frey                          Nevada                            Jr.

DB                              Curtis Marsh                       Utah State                       Sr.


Pos.                             Name                                  School                             Year

PK                               Scott Enos                          Hawai'i                            Sr.

P                                  Harrison Waid                    San Jose State                  Fr.

ST                                Taveon Rogers                    New Mexico State           Jr.

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