BOISE, Idaho Individual awards keep rolling in for several Boise State University football players as Kyle Wilson, Kellen Moore, Billy Winn and George Iloka have been named to postseason All-America and All-Freshmen teams from the Sporting News, SI.com and Phil Steele’s College Football.
A junior from Piscataway, New Jersey, Wilson received second-team All-America honors as a punt returner from the Sporting News and SI.com. Wilson returned 32 punts this season for 470 yards and a 14.7 yards-per-return average. He leads the nation in punt returns for touchdowns with three, including a 90-yard return for a score against Fresno State on Nov. 28. His other two punt return touchdowns were for 79 and 71 yards.
Wilson was also a first-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection this season at defensive back making 22 unassisted tackles, breaking up 10 passes and making a league leading five interceptions.
Moore, a freshman quarterback from Prosser, Wash., also earned recognition from SI.com receiving honorable mention All-America honors. Starting all 12 games for Boise State this season, Moore is the top rated freshman quarterback in the country completing 259 of 370 passes for 3,264 yards, 25 touchdowns and an efficiency rating of 161.53.
Moore, along with Winn and Iloka, also received all-freshmen team honors from the Sporting News and Phil Steele’s College Football.
Winn was named to the Sporting News all-freshman first team, while Moore received the same first-team all-freshman honor from Phil Steele’s College Football. Moore and Iloka received second-team all-freshman honors from the Sporting News, with Winn and Iloka each receiving second-team all-freshman honors from Phil Steele’s College Football.
A redshirt freshman defensive lineman from Las Vegas, Nevada, Winn finished the regular season with 23 tackles, 13 unassisted. He had five tackles for loss, including 2.5 quarterback sacks for a loss of 25 yards. He also forced one fumble and had two pass breakups.
Iloka, a true freshman safety from Sugar Land, Texas, was Boise State’s fifth-leading tackler this season with 56 (39 unassisted). He also had 6.5 tackles for loss and four interceptions which tied him for third in the WAC. Iloka, who graduated from high school early December of 2007 and enrolled at Boise State this past January, also had six pass breakups during his rookie season.
The Broncos complete their 2008 season this Tuesday (Dec. 23) when they face TCU in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. Kickoff is set for 6:01 p.m. (PT) at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.