BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State football team's perfect (13-0) regular season earned two Broncos national recognition this week as cornerback Kyle Wilson and quarterback Kellen Moore were named second-team and third-team Associated Press All-Americans, respectively.
Wilson, a senior from Piscataway, N.J. (Piscataway HS), garnered his second-team AP All-America honor after an outstanding final season playing for the Broncos. Wilson finished the regular season with 40 tackles (28 unassisted) and three interceptions, including two interception returns for touchdown.
Despite having opponents rarely challenge him, Wilson made the most of his opportunities, returning a 27-yard INT for touchdown against San Jose State and a 71-yard INT for a score against Idaho. This marks the first time in Wilson's career that he has been named to any postseason All-America team on defense. He was named second-team All-America as a punt returner by SI.com and a third-team All-America specialist by Rivals.com in 2008.
Moore, a sophomore from Prosser, Wash. (Prosser HS), was named third-team All-America by the AP following a record setting season with the Broncos. Through the regular season Moore led the nation in pass efficiency rating (167.3) and finished second in touchdown passes thrown (39). His 39 TD throws broke a school record for a single season.
Moore finished the regular season with a 64.8 completion percentage on 254-of-392 passing. He recorded 3,325 passing yards and threw just three interceptions. This also marks the first AP All-America selection for Moore, who was named honorable mention by SI.com as a freshman.
As a team the Broncos have now earned five AP All-America honors in the past six seasons. Place-kicker Tyler Jones was voted second team in 2004, running back Ian Johnson was third-team in 2006 and offensive lineman Ryan Clady was second team in 2007.
Moore also received votes to multiple other post season All-America teams, including being named first-team All-America by SI.com and CBSSports.com. This marks the first time a Bronco has earned first-team All-America honors since Clady did so in 2007 (AFCA, Sporting News, CBSsportsline.com and Playboy).
Junior wide receiver Titus Young joined Moore on the SI.com All-America team, being named honorable mention as a kick returner. Young, a Los Angeles, Calif. (University HS) native, returned two kickoffs back for touchdowns, while averaging 27.8 yards per return.
Wilson, Moore and Young will look to lead Boise State to its' second undefeated season in four years when the Broncos travel to Glendale, Ariz. on Jan. 4 to face TCU in the 2010 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.