Dec. 3, 2003
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
The Mountain West Conference announced its 2003 football awards today. The league's eight head coaches and conference-wide media panel selected the all-conference teams, coach, offensive player, defensive player and freshman awards.
Utah head coach Urban Meyer captured Coach of the Year honors, while Kirk Morrison of San Diego State and Bradlee Van Pelt of Colorado State were selected the Defensive and Offensive Player of the Year, respectively. Freshman of the Year honors went to Lynell Hamilton of San Diego State.
Offensive Player of the Year
Bradlee Van Pelt**, Sr., QB, Colorado State
Defensive Player of the Year
Kirk Morrison, Jr., LB, San Diego State
Freshman of the Year
Lynell Hamilton, RB, San Diego State
Coach of the Year
Urban Meyer, Utah
All-Mountain West First-Team
Pos. Player Cl. SchoolQB Bradlee Van Pelt** Sr. Colorado StateWR David Anderson So. Colorado StateWR Paris Warren Jr. UtahRB DonTrell Moore*/** So. New MexicoRB Lynell Hamilton Fr. San Diego StateTE Ben Moa Sr. UtahOL Jason Lenzmeier Sr. New MexicoOL Claude Terrell Jr. New MexicoOL Erik Pears Jr. Colorado StateOL Ryan Cook So. New MexicoOL Brendan Darby Sr. San Diego StatePK Wes Zunker Jr. New MexicoPR/KR Dexter Wynn** Sr. Colorado State
Pos. Player Cl. SchoolDL D.J. Renteria Sr. New MexicoDL Brady Poppinga** Jr. BYUDL Josh Savage Sr. UtahDL Bryan Save Sr. Colorado StateLB Kirk Morrison** Jr. San Diego StateLB Adam Seward Jr. UNLVLB Marchello Graddy Sr. Air ForceDB Jamaal Brimmer*/** Jr. UNLVDB Aaron Francisco Jr. BYUDB Dexter Wynn Sr. Colorado StateDB Brandon Ratcliff** Sr. New MexicoP Matt Payne** Jr. BYU
**--Two-Time First-Team Selection
All-Mountain West Second-Team
Pos. Player Cl. SchoolQB Alex Smith So. UtahWR Earvin Johnson Jr. UNLVWR Dwight Counter Sr. New MexicoRB Brandon Warfield Sr. UtahRB Reynaldo Brathwaite Jr. BYUTE Joel Dreessen Jr. Colorado StateOL Dominic Furio Sr. UNLVOL Brett Huyser Sr. Air ForceOL Mark Dreyer Sr. Colorado StateOL Mike Kracalik Jr. San Diego StateOL Brett Waller Sr. Air ForcePK Dillon Pieffer Sr. UNLVPR/KR Bo Nagahi Jr. Utah
Pos. Player Cl. SchoolDL Zach Rupp Sr. New MexicoDL Daniel Kegler Sr. New MexicoDL Brandon Casavan Sr. WyomingDL Brandon Rager Sr. San Diego StateLB Matt McCoy So. San Diego StateLB Daniel Gawronski Sr. New MexicoLB Billy Strother Sr. New MexicoDB Dave Revill Sr. UtahDB Gabriel Fulbright So. New MexicoDB Jeff Shoate Sr. San Diego StateDB Morgan Scalley Jr. UtahP Gary Cook Jr. UNLV
Air Force: Joey Ashcroft, PK; Monty Coleman, DL; Chance Harridge, QB/RB; Larry Duncan, DB; Trevor Hightower, LB; Andrew Martin, P; Blane Neufeld, OL; Jeff Overstreet, DB; Darnell Stephens, RB; Adam Strecker, TE; Nick Taylor, DL; Jesse Underbakke, OL. BYU: James Allen, DB; Colby Bockwoldt, LB; Quinn Christensen, OL; Toby Christensen, WR; Jernaro Gilford, DB; Scott Jackson, OL; Matt Payne, PK; Ifo Pili, DL; Mike Tanner, LB. Colorado State: Jamie Amicarella, OL; Jeff Babcock, PK/P; Matt Bartz, TE; Michael Brisiel, OL; Jeff Flora, LB; Patrick Goodpaster, DL; Lavell Mann, DL; Benny Mastropaolo, DB; Eric Pauly, LB; Chris Pittman, WR; Rashaan Sanders, RB; Andre Sommersell, DL; Ben Stratton, DB; Drew Wood, LB. New Mexico: Casey Kelly, QB; Nick Speegle, LB; Sidney Wiley, DB. San Diego State: Jacob Elimimian, DB; J.C. Meija, PK; Brook Miller, DL; Seth Santoro, P; Marviel Underwood, DB; Jeff Webb, WR. UNLV: John Andrews, LB; Ryan Claridge, LB; Larry Croom, RB; Tremayne Kirkland, KR; Joe Miklos, DB. Utah: Steve Fifita, DL; Thomas Herrion, OL; Ray Holdcraft, LB; Chris Kemoeatu, OL; Arnold Parker, DB; Max Petersen, OL; Steve Savoy, WR; Eric Weddle, DB. Wyoming: Jovon Bouknight, WR/KR; Casey Bramlet, QB; Chris Dixon, DB; Malcom Floyd, WR; Trenton Franz, OL: Tyler Gottschalk, LB; Ryan McGuffey, WR; Isaac Morales, OL; Aaron Robbins, TE; Deric Yaussi, PK.
First-Team Second-TeamSeniors 11 15Juniors 10 7Sophomores 3 3Freshmen 1 0