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Nov. 30, 2010

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -


The 2010 All-Mountain West Conference football teams and individual award winners was announced today as voted on by the nine head coaches and select media panel. TCU quarterback Andy Dalton was chosen as the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight season, while TCU linebacker Tank Carder was named MWC Defensive Player of the Year. TCU kick returner Jeremy Kerley earned the MWC Special Teams Player of the Year award for the second time, while San Diego State running back Ronnie Hillman was honored as the MWC Freshman of the Year. Brady Hoke of San Diego State was selected as the MWC Coach of the Year.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ANDY DALTON, SENIOR, QB, TCU
  • Dalton is the second player in league history to win back-to-back MWC Offensive Player of the Year honors (Bradlee Van Pelt, QB, Colorado State - 2002-03).
  • He is also the first Horned Frog to earn back-to-back conference offensive player of the year honors since running back LaDainian Tomlinson won it in both 1999 and 2000.
  • Is the ninth quarterback since the inception of the league to be named MWC Offensive Player of the Year.
  • Ranks first in the MWC and fifth nationally in pass efficiency (167.0).
  • Ranks fourth in the MWC and 46th in the FBS in passing yards per game (219.8). Also ranks second in the league and 33rd nationally in total offense with an average of 253.8 yards per game.
  • Is currently averaging 33.9 rushing yards per game (407 total rushing yards).
  • Has thrown for a career-high 2,638 yards this season with 26 touchdowns and just six interceptions.
  • Named the MWC Offensive Player of the Week three times in 2010 (Sept. 20, Oct. 18 and Nov. 8).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
TANK CARDER, JUNIOR, LB, TCU
  • Carder is the third TCU player to win Defensive Player of the Year honors in the last three seasons (Horned Frog DE Jerry Hughes claimed the award in 2008 and 2009).
  • Has recorded a 54 tackles (31 solo) in 2010.
  • Has notched 2.5 sacks (-12 yards) and 6.5 tackles for loss (-19 yards) this season. Also has registered five pass breakups and one fumble recovery.
  • Anchors a TCU defense that is ranked first in the nation in total defense (215.4 yards per game), scoring defense (11.4 points per game) and pass defense (126.2 yards per game) and No. 3 in rush defense (89.2 yards per game).
  • Instrumental in helping the Horned Frogs place first nationally in opponent third-down conversions (21.9 percent).
  • Named to the 2010 AFCA Coaches' All-America Second-Team.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JEREMY KERLEY, SENIOR, KR/PR, TCU
  • Kerley is the second player in Conference history to earn Special Teams Player of the Year honors multiple times since the inception of the award in 2006 (Utah PK/P Louie Sakoda won the award in 2006, 2007 and 2008).
  • Ranks second in the MWC and 17th nationally with a punt return average of 12.9. Has 388 total yards on 30 punt returns.
  • Ranks third in the league and tied for 18th nationally with a kick return average of 28.0. Has 476 total yards on 17 returns, including a career-long 83-yard effort at SMU on Sept. 24.
  • Named the MWC Special Teams Player of the Week twice in 2010 (Sept. 27 and Oct. 18).
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
RONNIE HILLMAN, FRESHMAN, RB, SAN DIEGO STATE
  • Hillman is the second San Diego State player to earn MWC Freshman of the Year accolades in school history (RB Lynell Hamilton won the award in 2003).
  • Ranks first in the Conference and 14th nationally in rushing yards (108.7 yards per game). Is the only MWC player this season to average more than 100 yards rushing per outing.
  • Broke the MWC freshman single-season rushing record, amassing 1,304 rushing yards with 14 touchdowns on 234 carries.
  • Second in program history in rushing yards by a freshman, trailing only former Aztec RB Marshall Faulk (1,586).
  • Has recorded five 150-yard rushing performances, including a 2010 league-best 228 rushing yards at Missouri on Sept. 18.
  • No. 1 in the MWC among non-QBs in total offense (1,304 yards). Ranks third in the league in all-purpose yards (113.0).
  • Selected as the MWC Offensive Player of the Week three times (Sept. 13, Sept. 20, Oct. 18).
  • Set a MWC freshman record with four touchdowns against New Mexico State on Sept. 11.
COACH OF THE YEAR
BRADY HOKE, SAN DIEGO STATE
  • Hoke has been selected as the Mountain West Coach of the Year after leading San Diego State to an 8-4 regular-season record and a 5-3 mark in MWC play.
  • Led San Diego State to its most wins in 14 years (since the Aztecs had eight in 1996).
  • Improved the Aztecs record from 4-8 in 2009 to 8-4 in 2010, and secured SDSU's first bowl appearance since 1998.
  • San Diego State's five MWC victories this season are its most in the 12-year history of the league.
  • Hoke is San Diego State's first MWC Coach of the Year recipient since the league's inception in 1999.
NOTABLES
  • Five student-athletes were repeat first-team all-Conference selections from 2009, including Air Force defensive back Reggie Rembert, BYU offensive lineman Matt Reynolds and TCU quarterback Andy Dalton, offensive lineman Marcus Cannon and return specialist Jeremy Kerley.
  • TCU KR/PR Jeremy Kerley is a first-team honoree for the third time in his career. Kerley is one of seven players in league history to earn first-team honors three times during their respective careers.
  • Andrew Rich (DB, BYU), Vincent Brown (WR, San Diego State), DeMarco Sampson (WR, San Diego State), Brian Stahovich (P, San Diego State), Tank Carder (LB, TCU), Wayne Daniels (DL, TCU), Tejay Johnson (DB, TCU), Jake Kirkpatrick (OL, TCU), Caleb Schlauderaff (OL, Utah) and Zane Taylor (OL, Utah) are all first-team selections in 2010 after being second-team honorees in 2009.
  • Lucas Reed is the first New Mexico tight end to receive first- or second-team honors in MWC history.
  • San Diego State's Vincent Brown and DeMarco Sampson are the third receiving duo to earn first-team honors in the same season. San Diego State's Kassim Osgoood and J.R. Tolver in 2002 and New Mexico's Travis Brown and Marcus Smith in 2007 also accomplished the feat.
  • TCU has claimed a first-team kick returner honoree in each of its six years as a member of the MWC (Jeremy Kerley - 2008-10, Brian Bonner-2006-07, Cory Rodgers-2005).
  • BYU has claimed the first-team tight end position for five consecutive years (Dennis Pitta-2007-09, Jonny Harline-2005-06).
  • Brian Stahovich is the first San Diego State punter to receive first-team honors in MWC history.
  • Ronnie Hillman is the third San Diego State running back selected to the first team in MWC history (Larry Ned-2001, Lynell Hamilton-2003).
  • Utah has had a first-team defensive lineman honoree for 10 consecutive seasons (Christian Cox in 2010) and 11 out of 12 years.
  • TCU's Ed Wesley is the third sophomore to earn first-team running back accolades (Cecil Sapp, Colorado State, 2000 and DonTrell Moore, New Mexico, 2003).
  • TCU's nine first-team selections match a league high. The Horned Frogs also had nine first-team selections in 2009, while Colorado State earned nine first-team honorees in 2000.
  • TCU senior QB Andy Dalton and DL Wayne Daniels were unanimous first-team selections.
  • Of the 50 first and second-team selections, 26 were seniors, 15 juniors, six sophomores and three freshmen. The first team had 16 seniors, four juniors, four sophomores and one freshman. The three freshmen on both teams eclipse the previous high of one in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007.

2010 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL FIRST-TEAM
Offense
Pos. Player Cl. School
QB Andy Dalton*# Sr. TCU
WR Vincent Brown Sr. San Diego State
WR DeMarco Sampson Sr. San Diego State
RB Ronnie Hillman Fr. San Diego State
RB Ed Wesley So. TCU
TE Lucas Reed So. New Mexico
OL Matt Reynolds* Jr. BYU
OL Jake Kirkpatrick Sr. TCU
OL Marcus Cannon* Sr. TCU
OL Caleb Schlauderaff Sr. Utah
OL Zane Taylor Sr. Utah
PK Joe Phillips Sr. Utah
KR/PR Jeremy Kerley** Sr. TCU
Defense
Pos. Player Cl. School
DL Vic So'oto Sr. BYU
DL Guy Miller Sr. Colorado State
DL Wayne Daniels# Sr. TCU
DL Christian Cox Sr. Utah
LB Miles Burris Jr. San Diego State
LB Tank Carder Jr. TCU
LB Tanner Brock So. TCU
DB Reggie Rembert* Sr. Air Force
DB Andrew Rich Sr. BYU
DB Leon McFadden So. San Diego State
DB Tejay Johnson Sr. TCU
P Brian Stahovich Jr. San Diego State
*--Two-Time First-Team Selection
**--Three-Time First-Team Selection
#--Unanimous Selection
2010 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL SECOND-TEAM
Offense
Pos. Player Cl. School
QB Ryan Lindley Jr. San Diego State
WR Jeremy Kerley Sr. TCU
WR Jereme Brooks Sr. Utah
RB Asher Clark Jr. Air Force
RB JJ Di Luigi Jr. BYU
TE Gavin Escobar Fr. San Diego State
OL A.J. Wallerstein Jr. Air Force
OL Chase Darden Sr. Air Force
OL Paul Madsen Jr. Colorado State
OL Trask Iosefa Sr. San Diego State
OL Tony Bergstrom Jr. Utah
PK Abel Perez Jr. San Diego State
PR/KR Shaky Smithson Sr. Utah
Defense
Pos. Player Cl. School
DL Rick Ricketts Sr. Air Force
DL Cory Grant Sr. TCU
DL Stansly Maponga Fr. TCU
DL Josh Biezuns Jr. Wyoming
LB Mychal Sisson Jr. Colorado State
LB Carmen Messina So. New Mexico
LB Chaz Walker Jr. Utah
DB Colin Jones Sr. TCU
DB Jason Teague Sr. TCU
DB Brandon Burton Jr. Utah
DB Chris Prosinski Sr. Wyoming
P Pete Kontodiakos So. Colorado State
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Andy Dalton, Sr., QB, TCU
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tank Carder, Jr., LB, TCU
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jeremy Kerley, Sr., KR/PR, TCU
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Ronnie Hillman, RB, San Diego State
COACH OF THE YEAR
Brady Hoke, San Diego State

2010 HONORABLE MENTION
Air Force: Jon Davis, Jr., DB; Tim Jefferson, Jr., QB; Jonathan Warzeka, Jr., WR/KR; Anthony Wright, Jr., DB.
BYU: Luke Ashworth, Sr., WR; Terence Brown, Jr., OL; Braden Hansen, So., OL; Shane Hunter, Sr., LB; Brian Logan, Sr., DB; Mitch Payne, Sr., K; Jason Speredon, Sr., OL.
Colorado State: Ricky Brewer; Sr., LB; Weston Richburg, Fr., OL.
New Mexico: James Aho, Jr., K; Byron Bell, Sr., OL; Bubba Forrest, Jr., DB.
San Diego State: Ernie Lawson, Sr., DL; Jose Perez, Sr., DB; Andrew Preston, Sr., DB.
TCU: Evan Frosch, Sr., TE; D.J. Yendrey, So., DL; Jimmy Young, Sr., WR, TCU.
UNLV: Will Chandler, Jr., DB; Matt Murphy, Sr., OL.
Utah: Brian Blechen, Fr., DB; Lamar Chapman, Sr., DB; DeVonte Christopher, So., WR; Matt Martinez, Jr., LB; Sealver Siliga, Jr., DL.
Wyoming: Alvester Alexander, So., RB; Nick Carlson, So., OL; Tashaun Gipson, Jr., DB; Brian Hendricks, Jr., LB; Gabe Knapton, Jr., DL; Austin McCoy, Jr., P.

 

 

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