Monday, December 7, 2009
Boise State leads All-WAC team selections
By Graham Watson
Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore was named Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year, the league announced Monday.
Last season he was named the league’s Freshman of the Year.
Moore, a sophomore, leads the nation in passing efficiency with a 167.35 rating. He has completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 3,325 yards and 39 touchdowns with just three interceptions. He’s led the Broncos to a 13-0 record and a trip to the Fiesta Bowl to face TCU. Moore is 25-1 in two seasons as starter.
Moore headlines seven first-team all-WAC honorees from Boise State, the most of any school.
Nevada defensive end Dontay Moch was named Defensive Player of the Year after leading the WAC in tackles for loss with 19.5. He has a total of 57 tackles (35 solo), including 6.5 sacks, three broken-up passes and two fumbles. Moch helped Nevada rank first in the conference in rushing defense. He is Nevada’s first-ever WAC Defensive Player of the Year.
Nevada receiver Brandon Wimberly was named the Freshman of the Year. He leads Nevada and is 10th in the WAC in both receptions per game (3.8) and receiving yards per game (54.4). He has caught 46 passes for 653 yards and five touchdowns. Overall, Nevada had three first-team honorees.
Boise State’s Chris Petersen was named the WAC’s Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season. He led the Broncos’ to their seventh WAC title in eight years. He’s 48-4 (31-1 WAC) in four seasons with Boise State.
Fresno State had six first-team members, second-most in the conference, including running back Ryan Mathews, who leads the nation in rushing.