July 21, 2009

Hall, Hughes named MWC Players of the Year

BYU quarterback Max Hall and TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes headlined the preseason All-Mountain West Team. Hall earned Offensive Player of the Year while Hughes earned a unanimous selection to the first team defense along with Defensive Player of the Year. Utah linebacker Stevenson Sylvester and BYU tight end Dennis Pitta were the other unanimous selections. TCU nearly swept the Player of the Year awards as return specialist Jeremy Kerley was named the Special Teams Player of the Year and running back Ed Wesley, a 2-star prospect from the 2008 class is the preseason pick for Freshman of the Year.

TCU had the most players on the team with seven. The Utes were well represented with running back Matt Asiata, left tackle Zane Beadles, defensive end Koa Misi, and safety Robert Johnson joining Sylvester on the All-Conference team. BYU also had five players make the squad.

Offensive Player of the Year: Max Hall, Sr., QB, BYU
Defensive Player of the Year: Jerry Hughes, Sr., DE, TCU
Special Teams Player of the Year: Jeremy Kerley, Jr., KR/PR, TCU
Freshman of the Year: Ed Wesley, RB, TCU

OFFENSE
QB: Max Hall Sr. BYU
RB: Harvey Unga Jr. BYU
RB: Matt Asiata Sr. Utah
WR: Ryan Wolfe Sr. UNLV
WR: Rashaun Greer Sr. Colorado State
WR: Vincent Brown Jr. San Diego State
TE: Dennis Pitta Sr. BYU (unanimous selection)
OL: Zane Beadles Sr. Utah
OL: Nick Charles Sr. Air Force
OL: Shelley Smith Sr. CSU
OL: Erik Cook Sr. New Mexico
OL: Marshall Newhouse Sr. TCU

DEFENSE
DL: Jan Jorgensen Sr. BYU
DL: Jerry Hughes Sr. TCU (unanimous selection)
DL: John Fletcher Sr. Wyoming
DL: Koa Misi Sr. Utah
LB: Daryl Washington Sr. TCU
LB: Jason Beauchamp Sr. UNLV
LB: Stevenson Sylvester Sr. Utah (unanimous selection)
DB: Chris Thomas Sr. Air Force
DB: Rafael Priest Sr. TCU
DB: Nick Sanders Sr. TCU
DB: Robert Johnson Sr. Utah

SPECIAL TEAMS
K: Mitch Payne Jr. BYU
P: Anson Kelton So. TCU
KR: Jeremy Kerley Jr. TCU


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