Moore, Kaepernick top All-WAC team

December, 6, 2010
Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore were selected WAC Co-Offensive Players of the year, the league announced Monday.

Fresno State defensive end Chris Carter earned Defensive Player of the Year honors, and San Jose State linebacker Keith Smith was named the Freshman of the Year. Nevada coach Chris Ault was voted the WAC’s Coach of the Year.

Boise State led the league with 11 first-team all-WAC honorees, while Fresno State and Nevada each placed five on the first team and Hawaii had three.

Moore 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.

Kaepernick is second in the WAC in total offense with 308.8 yards per game. He became the third quarterback in NCAA history to pass for 20 touchdowns and rush for 20 touchdowns in a season. He has thrown for 2,830 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushed for 1,184 yards, and he's the first player in NCAA history to pass for more than 2,000 yards and run for 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. He was the WAC’s Freshman of the Year in 2007 and WAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2008.

Carter leads the WAC and is seventh in the nation in sacks with 11 and is tied for second in the WAC in tackles for loss with 16.5. Smith led San Jose State and is third in the WAC in tackles with 8.9 per game. He has a total of 116 tackles (60 solo). This is San Jose State’s first WAC Freshman of the Year award.

Ault earned his second WAC Coach of the Year award after leading Nevada to a 12-1 record and a share of its second WAC title. Ault, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, is in his third stint with the Wolf Pack and has a record of 218-97-1 (.691) in 26 seasons. Nevada is heading to the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on Jan. 9, its sixth consecutive bowl game.

Here are the complete first and second teams:

First-team Offense

WR- Austin Pettis, Boise State
WR- Titus Young, Boise State
WR- Greg Salas, Hawaii
TE- Virgil Green, Nevada
OL- Thomas Byrd, Boise State
OL- Nate Potter, Boise State
OL- Kenny Wiggins, Fresno State
OL- Rob McGill, Louisiana Tech
OL- John Bender, Nevada
QB- Kellen Moore, Boise State
QB- Colin Kaepernick, Nevada
RB- Doug Martin, Boise State
RB- Vai Taua, Nevada

First-team Defense

DL- Shea McClellin, Boise State
DL- Ryan Winterswyk, Boise State
DL- Chris Carter, Fresno State
DL- Logan Harrell, Fresno State
DL- Dontay Moch, Nevada
LB- Winston Venable, Boise State
LB- Ben Jacobs, Fresno State
LB- Corey Paredes, Hawaii
LB- Bobby Wagner, Utah State
DB- George Iloka, Boise State
DB- Jeron Johnson, Boise State
DB- Mana Silva, Hawaii
DB- Davon House, New Mexico State

First-team Specialists

PK- Kevin Goessling, Fresno State
P- Bobby Cowan, Idaho
ST- Phillip Livas, Louisiana Tech

Second-team Offense

WR- Jamel Hamler, Fresno State
WR- Kealoha Pilares, Hawaii
WR- Eric Greenwood, Idaho
WR- Rishard Matthews, Nevada
TE- Daniel Hardy, Idaho
OL- Bryce Harris, Fresno State
OL- Lupepa Letuli, Hawaii
OL- Adrian Thomas, Hawaii
OL- Chris Barker, Nevada
OL- Ailao Eliapo, San Jose State
QB- Bryant Moniz, Hawaii
RB- Alex Green, Hawaii
RB- Lennon Creer, Louisiana Tech

Second-team Defense
DL- Billy Winn, Boise State
DL- Kaniela Tuipulotu, Hawaii
DL- Aaron Lavarias, Idaho
DL- Matt Broha, Louisiana Tech
LB- Byron Hout, Boise State
LB- Travis Brown, Fresno State
LB- Adrien Cole, Louisiana Tech
LB- James-Michael Johnson, Nevada
LB- Keith Smith, San Jose State
DB- Brandyn Thompson, Boise State
DB- Desia Dunn, Fresno State
DB- Shiloh Keo, Idaho
DB- Isaiah Frey, Nevada
DB- Curtis Marsh, Utah State

Second-team Specialists
PK- Scott Enos, Hawaii
P- Harrison Waid, San Jose State
ST- Taveon Rogers, New Mexico State



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