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
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.
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