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Kellen Moore named WAC Player of the Year, Coach Pete named Coach of the Year, Broncos place 7 on first-team All-WAC

The All-WAC football teams and players of the year were announced today, and the Broncos were well rewarded. Kellen Moore took home Offensive Player of the Year and Coach Pete won Coach of the Year. Nevada's Dontay Moch kept the Broncos from sweeping the three major awards as the Wolf Pack DE received DPOY honors.

After the jump, view the full list of award recipients and the first- and second-teams for the conference. Share your thoughts in the comments on who got snubbed, who surprised, and what you think about how the awards turned out.

(2009 all-wac team pdf)

First-team All-WAC offense

First-team All-WAC defense

WR Austin Pettis, Boise State (Jr.)

WR Titus Young, Boise State (Jr.)

WR Greg Salas, Hawaii (Jr.)

TE Dennis Morris, Louisiana Tech (Sr.)

OL Nate Potter, Boise State (So.)

OL Andrew Jackson, Fresno State (Jr.)

OL John Estes, Hawaii (Sr.)

OL Mike Iupati, Idaho (Sr.)

OL Alonzo Durham, Nevada (Sr.)

QB Kellen Moore, Boise State (So.)

RB Ryan Mathews, Fresno State (Jr.)

RB Vai Taua, Nevada (Jr.)


DL Ryan Winterswyk, Boise State (Jr.)

DL Chris Carter, Fresno State (Jr.)

DL D'Anthony Smith, Louisiana Tech (Sr.)

DL Dontay Moch, Nevada (Jr.)

LB Ben Jacobs, Fresno State (Jr.)

LB Blaze Soares, Hawaii (Sr.)

LB Adrien Cole, Louisiana Tech (So.)

LB Bobby Wagner, Utah State (So.)

DB Kyle Wilson, Boise State (Sr.)

DB Shiloh Keo, Idaho (Jr.)

DB Davon House, New Mexico State (Jr.)

DB Duke Ihenacho, San Jose State (Jr.)



K Kevin Goessling, Fresno State (So.)

P Robert Malone, Fresno State (Sr.)

ST Titus Young, Boise State (Jr.)


First-team All-WAC analysis

Who could have predicted Nate Potter being on the WAC's first-team offense? I mean, besides drofdarb ... End-of-year WAC awards are voted on by WAC coaches ... Boise State had the most first-teamers out of any other WAC school with seven ... every WAC school was represented on the conference's first-team, you know, like the major league baseball all-star game ... Boise State getting two out of the three first-team receivers (and the first-team quarterback) says a lot about how opposing coaches view the Boise State offense ... How about Titus Young getting on the first-team twice? Has he made good on his potential or what? ... Only seven players on this list will graduate this season, including none of the skill position players on offense ...

Second-team all-WAC offense

Second-team all-WAC defense

WR Seyi Ajirotutu, Fresno State (Sr.)

WR Max Komar, Idaho (Sr.)

WR Brandon Wimberly, Nevada (Fr.)

TE Virgil Green, Nevada (Jr.)

OL Kenny Wiggins, Fresno State (Jr.)

OL Aaron Kia, Hawaii (Sr.)

OL Irv Stevens, Idaho (Sr.)

OL Rob McGill, Louisiana Tech (Jr.)

OL Kenneth Ackerman, Nevada (Sr.)

QB Colin Kaepernick, Nevada (Jr.)

RB Jeremy Avery, Boise State (Jr.)

RB Daniel Porter, Louisiana Tech (Sr.)

RB Robert Turbin, Utah State (So.)

DL Billy Winn, Boise State (So.)

DL Aaron Lavarias, Idaho (Jr.)

DL Kevin Basped, Nevada (Jr.)

DL Carl Ihenacho, San Jose State (Sr.)

LB Winston Venable, Boise State (Jr.)

LB JoJo Dickson, Idaho (Jr.)

LB James-Michael Johnson, Nevada (So.)

LB Justin Cole, San Jose State (Sr.)

DB Jeron Johnson, Boise State (Jr.)

DB Lorne Bell, Fresno State (Jr.)

DB Moses Harris, Fresno STate (Sr.)

DB Jonathon Amaya, Nevada (Sr.)



K Trey Farquhar, Idaho (Fr.)

P Philip Zavala, San Jose State (Sr.)

ST Phillip Livas, Louisiana Tech (Jr.)

Second-team all-WAC analysis

I was wondering when we were going to see Billy Winn's name ... Talk of the Broncos having the WAC's best secondary of all-time at the start of the season may have been a little presumptuous, but three players out of five on an All-WAC team isn't bad ...

Which Bronco players do you think got snubbed?

Top individual awards

  • Offensive player of the year - Kellen Moore
  • Defensive player of the year - Dontay Moch
  • Freshman of the year - Brandon Wimberly
  • Coach of the year - Chris Petersen

The surprise from this group is Petersen beating out Idaho's Robb Akey for coach of the year honors. While Petersen certainly deserved it, the WAC went out of character in not awarding it to the coach of an overachieving team like the Vandals ... You might see the Freshman of the year award and think that Boise State, with all its youth, would have certainly had a candidate for that, but not necessarily. Kirby Moore might have been the most likely candidate, but the Broncos are really stacked with sophomores and juniors ... Had Ryan Winterswyk played more than 60 percent of the defense's snaps, I think there would have been a different outcome at defensive player of the year ... I'm kind of glad that the WAC didn't award DPOY to Kyle Wilson based solely on reputation ... Kellen Moore was every bit as good this year as he was last year, and it's nice to see the coaches recognize his value to the Broncos.