Dec. 10, 2002
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
The Mountain West Conference announced its 2002 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.
New Mexico head coach Rocky Long captured Coach of the Year honors, while Bradlee Van Pelt of Colorado State and Jamaal Brimmer of UNLV were selected the Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, respectively. Freshman of the Year honors went to DonTrell Moore of New Mexico.
Offensive Player of the Year
Bradlee Van Pelt, Jr., QB, Colorado State
Defensive Player of the Year
Jamaal Brimmer, So., DB, UNLV
Freshman of the Year
DonTrell Moore, Fr., RB, New Mexico
Coach of the Year
Rocky Long, New Mexico
All-Mountain West First-Team
Pos. Player Cl. SchoolQB Bradlee Van Pelt Jr. Colorado StateWR J.R. Tolver* Sr. San Diego StateWR Kassim Osgood Sr. San Diego StateRB Cecil Sapp*/** Sr. Colorado StateRB DonTrell Moore Fr. New MexicoTE Joel Dreessen So. Colorado StateOL Jordan Gross* Sr. UtahOL Morgan Pears Sr. Colorado StateOL Adam Goldberg** Sr. WyomingOL Dustin Rykert Sr. BYUOL Tony Terrell Sr. UNLVPK Joey Ashcroft Jr. Air ForcePR/KR Dexter Wynn Jr. Colorado State
Pos. Player Cl. SchoolDL Peter Hogan Sr. Colorado StateDL Jason Kaufusi** Jr. UtahDL Brady Poppinga So. BYUDL Garrett Smith** Sr. UtahLB Kirk Morrison So. San Diego StateLB Charles Moss Sr. New MexicoLB Anthony Schlegel So. Air ForceDB Jamaal Brimmer So. UNLVDB Wes Crawley Sr. Air ForceDB Brandon Ratcliff Jr. New MexicoDB Antwoine Sanders Jr. UtahP Matt Payne So. BYU
**--Two Time First-Team Selection
All-Mountain West Second-Team
Pos. Player Cl. SchoolQB Chance Harridge Jr. Air ForceWR Reno Mahe Sr. BYUWR Earvin Johnson So. UNLVRB Brandon Warfield Jr. UtahRB Joe Haro Sr. UNLVTE Spencer Nead Sr. BYUOL Johnathan Ingram Sr. San Diego StateOL Claude Terrell So. New MexicoOL Jason Lenzmeier Jr. New MexicoOL Jesse Underbakke Jr. Air ForceOL Mark Dreyer Jr. Colorado StatePK Jeff Babcock So. Colorado StatePR/KR Dwight Counter Jr. New Mexico
Pos. Player Cl. SchoolDL Daniel Kegler Jr. New MexicoDL D.J. Renteria Jr. New MexicoDL Lauvale Sape Sr. UtahDL Amon Arnold Sr. San Diego StateLB Adam Seward So. UNLVLB Eric Pauly Jr. Colorado StateLB Sheldon Deckart Sr. UtahDB Dave Revill Jr. UtahDB Rhett Nelson Sr. Colorado StateDB Dexter Wynn Jr. Colorado StateDB Jeff Shoate Jr. San Diego StateP Joey Huber Sr. Colorado State
Air Force: Joel Buelow, DB; Larry Duncan, DB; Brett Huyser, OL; Blane Neufeld, OL; Leotis Palmer, RB; Adam Strecker, TE. BYU: Colby Bockwoldt, LB; Aaron Francisco, DB; Brandon Heaney, DB; Isaac Herring, OL; Scott Jackson, OL; Reno Mahe PR/KR; Ifo Pili, DL; Gabriel Reid, TE; Matt Payne PK; Mike Tanner, LB; Paul Walkenhorst, LB; Marcus Whalen, RB. Colorado State: Matt Bartz, TE; Benny Mastropaolo, DB; Chris Pittman, WR; Bryan Save, DL; Wallace Thomas, DL; David Vickers, DB; Adam Wade, LB; Drew Wood, LB. New Mexico: Hebrews Josue, DL; Nick Speegle, LB; Billy Strother, LB. San Diego State: Kyle Conerly PR/KR; Brendan Darby, OL; Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, DL; Adam Hall, QB; Jared Ritter, DL; Ricky Sharpe, DB; Brian Simnjanovski, P/PK. UNLV: Connie Brown, DB; Dietrich Canterberry, DL; Larry Croom, RB; Chris Eagen, DL; DeJhown Mandley, TE; Tyrone Tucker, LB. Utah: Brooks Bahr, LB; Paris Jackson, WR; Chris Kemoeatu, OL; Brian Lewis, P; Josh Lyman, WR; Dustin McQuivey, OL; Bo Nagahi PR/KR; Josh Savage, DL; Morgan Scalley, PR/KR. Wyoming: Jovon Bouknight, WR-PR/KR; Casey Bramlet, QB; Luke Donovan, P; Jacque Finn, DB; Trenton Franz, OL; Tyler Gottschalk, LB; Scottie Vines, WR-PR/KR; Nate Young Jr., DB.
First-Team Second-TeamSeniors 12 9Juniors 6 12Sophomores 6 4Freshmen 1 0