WAC names Moore, Kaepernick Co-Offensive Players of the Year; 11 Broncos make All-WAC first team

By Chadd Cripe
© 2010 Idaho Statesman

Boise State junior quarterback Kellen Moore was named the WAC Co-Offensive Player of the Year on Monday along with Nevada senior quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick won the award in 2008, Moore won it in 2009 and they shared it this year.

Boise State landed 11 players on the All-WAC first team — Moore, wide receivers Austin Pettis and Titus Young, offensive linemen Nate Potter and Thomas Byrd, tailback Doug Martin, defensive ends Shea McClellin and Ryan Winterswyk, nickel Winston Venable and safeties Jeron Johnson and George Iloka.

The second-teamers were defensive tackle Billy Winn, linebacker Byron Hout and cornerback Brandyn Thompson.

The only Broncos full-time defensive starters not honored were defensive tackle Chase Baker and cornerback Jamar Taylor. Aaron Tevis and J.C. Percy are co-starters at weak-side linebacker and neither of them made it either.

Winterswyk made the first team for the third straight year. Pettis, Young, Potter and Moore made it for the second straight year. Johnson — leading the Broncos in tackles for the third straight year — finally made the first team after two straight years on the second team.


Boise State coach Chris Petersen is one of four finalists for the first Joseph V. Paterno Coach of the Year Award, which includes classroom and community performance in its criteria.

The other finalists are Frank Beamer (Virginia Tech), Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern) and Troy Calhoun (Air Force).

The winner will be named Dec. 18.


Here are the All-WAC awards:

Top Individual Awards

Co-Offensive Players of the Year – Kellen Moore, Jr., QB, Boise State; Colin Kaepernick, Sr., QB, Nevada

Defensive Player of the Year – Chris Carter, Sr., DL, Fresno State

Freshman of the Year – Keith Smith, LB, San Jose State

Coach of the Year – Chris Ault, Nevada

First Team
WR-*#Austin Pettis, Boise State, 6-3, 197, Sr.
WR-*Titus Young, Boise State, 5-11, 168, Sr.
WR-*Greg Salas, Hawai‘i, 6-2, 200, Sr.
TE-%Virgil Green, Nevada, 6-5, 240, Sr.
OL-Thomas Byrd, Boise State, 5-11, 279, Jr.
OL-*Nate Potter, Boise State, 6-6, 297, Jr.
OL-%Kenny Wiggins, Fresno State, 6-7, 310, Sr.
OL-%#Rob McGill, Louisiana Tech, 6-6, 310, Sr.
OL-John Bender, Nevada, 6-8, 325, Sr.
QB-*#Kellen Moore, Boise State, 6-0, 186, Jr.
QB-%$Colin Kaepernick, Nevada, 6-6, 215, Sr.
RB-Doug Martin, Boise State, 5-9, 212, Jr.
RB-*$Vai Taua, Nevada, 5-10, 220, Sr.

DL-Shea McClellin, Boise State, 6-3, 258, Jr.
DL-*$Ryan Winterswyk, Boise State, 6-4, 267, Sr.
DL-*#Chris Carter, Fresno State, 6-2, 230, Sr.
DL-Logan Harrell, Fresno State, 6-2, 275, Jr.
DL-*#Dontay Moch, Nevada, 6-1, 245, Sr.
LB-%Winston Venable, Boise State, 5-11, 218, Sr.
LB-*#Ben Jacobs, Fresno State, 6-3, 225, Sr.
LB-Corey Paredes, Hawai‘i, 5-11, 230, Jr.
LB-*Bobby Wagner, Utah State, 6-1, 230, Jr.
DB-George Iloka, Boise State, 6-3, 207, Jr.
DB-%#Jeron Johnson, Boise State, 5-11, 195, Sr.
DB-Mana Silva, Hawai‘i, 6-1, 220, Sr.
DB-*Davon House, New Mexico State, 6-0, 178, Sr.

Pos-Name, School, Ht., Wt., Year
PK-*Kevin Goessling, Fresno State, 6-0, 195, Jr.
P-Bobby Cowan, Idaho, 6-5, 220, So.
ST-%$Phillip Livas, Louisiana Tech, 5-8, 175, Sr.

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

DL-%Billy Winn, Jr., Boise State
DL-Kaniela Tuipulotu, Jr., Hawai‘i
DL-%Aaron Lavarias, Sr., Idaho
DL-Matt Broha, Jr., Louisiana Tech
LB-Byron Hout, Jr., Boise State
LB-Travis Brown, So., Fresno State
LB-*Adrien Cole, Jr., Louisiana Tech
LB-%James-Michael Johnson, Jr., Nevada
LB-Keith Smith, Fr., San Jose State
DB-Brandyn Thompson, Sr., Boise State
DB-Desia Dunn, Sr., Fresno State
DB-*&Shiloh Keo, Sr., Idaho
DB-Isaiah Frey, Jr., Nevada
DB-Curtis Marsh, Sr., Utah State

PK-Scott Enos, Sr., Hawai‘i
P-Harrison Waid, Fr., San Jose State
ST-Taveon Rogers, Jr., New Mexico State

*2009 First-Team All-WAC Selection
%2009 Second-Team All-WAC Selection
$2008 First-Team All-WAC Selection
#2008 Second-Team All-WAC Selection
&2007 Second-Team All-WAC Selection

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Chris Ault is the WAC Coach of the year!

Nice job Bronc's

Ault to, IMO he deserved it.

Sounds like a cop out to me.

Pick one or the other. Kaepernick won head to head, but Moore is going to New York next week for the Heisman Trophy presentation. Because he's a senior, I might lean towards Kaepernick, maybe. Kellen will take it next year easily.

Kellen won't win WAC offensive Player of the Year Next Year

Because he won't be in the WAC.



Cop out

reminds me of my son's flag football - everyone's a winner..


Wow! Look how the roster is loaded with Vandals!

No WAC honors for Brotzman?

I guess they don't have a category for costliest choke of the season...

yes they do

ats avers goofy goofy when he pulls his back backwards when he attempts a fg what a choker

What weisberg?

I cant understand your typing.


with weisberg's stuff, all kidding aside, one can generally catch the drift of where he's going with his statement.

but "goofy goofy" is a new one.

i may have to use it.

cant grammar potatohead

learn grammar potato head geek

I dont understand you

cant grammar potatohead???? Have you ever gone to school? Is this what all UCLA fans are like?

yess kapp pp waci thinking record breaking fg off

he is at home taking medications

Got a hanky handy?

I think you've got a little drool on your chin.

I cant understand weisbergs posts

Why does the admin let this go on and on?

who is that goofy looking qb

spotted him at the savers

chris ault coach of the year in the landslide

local coach third


of all you geeks you are the one i find most amusing, your knowledge of anything are you ready a d one other thing chordie nap time nerd

well thanks weisberg.

my knowledge of anything is, indeed, vast. i'm glad someone here recognizes that!!

Simps, losers and idiots

Clearly that is who does the vast majority of posting comments here. LOSERS, SIMPLETONS and IDIOTS.

agree nerd

have a good chrismas nerd


cracks me up

paterno coach of the year no communication digree

petey never graduates players uh oh communications

What is a

digree? Weisberg?

Congrats All.

Fitting Kap & Kellen sharing, both very deserving. Congrats Coach Ault, great job.


you pass 124 credits and get a degree. potatohead. bsu when they get degree in communications

A degree in communications?

Sounds like something you could use weisberg.


should have gone to the vegas bowl 8wins four losses beat 8 bcs teams boise state should have gone to the kraft bowl to play a bcs team always excusus from this staff go bronco

I cant understand your posts

weisberg. What is your digree in?

the wac forgot...

..to name weisboig for the all american dumb dope nerd geek of the year award...neeeeeeeee

one or the other

Give the award to one or the other. Kellen is clearly the more deserving player, hence his invite to New York for the Heisman. Kaepernick is really good, no doubt.

NCAA All Time Best Records

9,000 yards passing / 4,000 yards rushing - NCAA All Time Record.
2,000 yards passing / 1,000 yards rushing three consecutive seasons. NCAA All Time Record.
59 rushing touchdowns for a QB - tied for NCAA All Time Record.
WAC rushing TD record holder. Hung 169 points on BSU in 4 games.
Russ Lande, NFL draft guru has him going in the second round, possibly late in the first round if he does well in the senior bowl.
Quick, how many players can you think of who have two all time NCAA records...? Soon, three?
Answer, Colin Kaepernick.