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Western Athletic Conference Awards

Known as: Western Athletic Conference

Record*: 51 Years, 2569-2671-43, .490 W-L%
*W-L-T adjusted to 2568-2662-43 by NCAA.

Bowls: 114 Bowls, 48-65-1, .425 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 27 (Preseason), 43 (Final), 611 (Total)

Award Winners

Year Award Player Pos School Summary
2012 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Travis Johnson DL San Jose State 41 Solo, 24 Ast, 13.0 Sk, 0 Int
2012 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Colby Cameron QB Louisiana Tech 359 Cmp, 522 Att, 4147 Yds, 31 TD, 5 Int
2011 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Adrien Cole LB Louisiana Tech 79 Solo, 49 Ast, 2.0 Sk, 1 Int
2011 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Robert Turbin RB Utah State 249 Att, 1517 Yds, 6.1 Avg, 19 TD
2010 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Chris Carter DL Fresno State 32 Solo, 23 Ast, 11.0 Sk, 0 Int
2010 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Kellen Moore (tie) QB Boise State 273 Cmp, 383 Att, 3845 Yds, 35 TD, 6 Int
2010 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Colin Kaepernick (tie) QB Nevada 233 Cmp, 359 Att, 3022 Yds, 21 TD, 8 Int
2009 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Dontay Moch DL Nevada 38 Solo, 23 Ast, 6.5 Sk, 0 Int
2009 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Kellen Moore QB Boise State 277 Cmp, 431 Att, 3536 Yds, 39 TD, 3 Int
2008 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Solomon Elimimian (tie) LB Hawaii 64 Solo, 57 Ast, 4.0 Sk, 0 Int
2008 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Jarron Gilbert (tie) DL San Jose State 36 Solo, 16 Ast, 9.5 Sk, 0 Int
2008 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Colin Kaepernick QB Nevada 208 Cmp, 383 Att, 2849 Yds, 22 TD, 7 Int
2007 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Riley LB Fresno State 65 Solo, 67 Ast, 2.5 Sk, 1 Int
2007 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Colt Brennan QB Hawaii 359 Cmp, 510 Att, 4343 Yds, 38 TD, 17 Int
2006 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Korey Hall LB Boise State 57 Solo, 54 Ast, 3.5 Sk, 6 Int
2006 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Colt Brennan QB Hawaii 406 Cmp, 559 Att, 5549 Yds, 58 TD, 12 Int
2005 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Garrett McIntyre DL Fresno State 20 Solo, 9 Ast, 7.0 Sk, 0 Int
2005 WAC Offensive Player of the Year B.J. Mitchell RB Nevada 261 Att, 1399 Yds, 5.4 Avg, 12 TD
2004 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Robert Rodriguez LB Texas-El Paso 1 Int, 18 Yds, 0 TD
2004 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Ryan Moats RB Louisiana Tech 288 Att, 1774 Yds, 6.2 Avg, 18 TD
2003 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Travis Laboy DL Hawaii 2 Int, 17 Yds, 0 TD
2003 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Ryan Dinwiddie QB Boise State 276 Cmp, 446 Att, 4356 Yds, 31 TD, 7 Int
2002 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Quintin Mikell DB Boise State 1 Int, 0 Yds, 0 TD
2002 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Brock Forsey RB Boise State 295 Att, 1611 Yds, 5.5 Avg, 26 TD
2001 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Alan Harper DL Fresno State 1 Int, 5 Yds, 0 TD
2001 WAC Offensive Player of the Year David Carr QB Fresno State 344 Cmp, 533 Att, 4839 Yds, 46 TD, 9 Int
2000 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Schobel DL Texas Christian
2000 WAC Offensive Player of the Year LaDainian Tomlinson RB Texas Christian 369 Att, 2158 Yds, 5.8 Avg, 22 TD
1999 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Brian Young Texas-El Paso
1999 WAC Offensive Player of the Year LaDainian Tomlinson RB Texas Christian 304 Att, 1974 Yds, 6.5 Avg, 20 TD
1998 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Bryce Fisher (tie) Air Force
1998 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Rob Morris (tie) LB Brigham Young
1998 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Blane Morgan (tie) QB Air Force 61 Cmp, 112 Att, 1144 Yds, 10 TD, 4 Int
1998 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Jaime Kimbrough (tie) RB Fresno State 213 Att, 1168 Yds, 5.5 Avg, 10 TD
1997 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Chris Gizzi (tie) Air Force
1997 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Chris Bordano (tie) LB Southern Methodist
1997 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Moses Moreno (tie) QB Colorado State 157 Cmp, 257 Att, 2257 Yds, 20 TD, 9 Int
1997 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Graham Leigh (tie) QB New Mexico 166 Cmp, 276 Att, 2318 Yds, 24 TD, 8 Int
1996 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Chris Gizzi (tie) LB Air Force
1996 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Shay Muirbrook (tie) LB Brigham Young
1996 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Beau Morgan (tie) QB Air Force 95 Cmp, 180 Att, 1210 Yds, 8 TD, 6 Int
1996 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Steve Sarkisian (tie) QB Brigham Young 278 Cmp, 404 Att, 4027 Yds, 33 TD, 12 Int
1996 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Marcus Harris (tie) WR Wyoming 109 Rec, 1650 Yds, 15.1 Avg, 13 TD
1995 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Brady Smith Colorado State
1995 WAC Offensive Player of the Year George Jones RB San Diego State 305 Att, 1842 Yds, 6.0 Avg, 23 TD
1994 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Luther Elliss Utah
1994 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Stoney Case QB New Mexico 233 Cmp, 409 Att, 3117 Yds, 22 TD, 12 Int
1993 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Barron Wortham LB Texas-El Paso
1993 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Trent Dilfer QB Fresno State 254 Cmp, 396 Att, 3799 Yds, 30 TD, 5 Int
1992 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Carlton Mcdonald DB Air Force
1992 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Marshall Faulk RB San Diego State 265 Att, 1630 Yds, 6.2 Avg, 15 TD
1991 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Carlton Mcdonald DB Air Force
1991 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Ty Detmer QB Brigham Young 249 Cmp, 403 Att, 4031 Yds, 35 TD, 12 Int
1990 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Mitch Donahue Wyoming
1990 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Ty Detmer QB Brigham Young 361 Cmp, 562 Att, 5188 Yds, 41 TD, 28 Int
1989 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Mitch Donahue Wyoming
1989 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Dee Dowis QB Air Force 67 Cmp, 140 Att, 1285 Yds, 7 TD, 4 Int
1988 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Pat Rabold Wyoming
1988 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Randy Welniak QB Wyoming 199 Cmp, 354 Att, 2791 Yds, 21 TD, 11 Int
1987 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Chad Hennings Air Force
1987 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Todd Santos QB San Diego State 306 Cmp, 492 Att, 3932 Yds, 26 TD, 15 Int
1986 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Al Noga Hawaii
1986 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Steve Bartalo RB Colorado State 362 Att, 1419 Yds, 3.9 Avg, 19 TD
1985 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Jason Buck Brigham Young
1985 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Bart Weiss QB Air Force 80 Cmp, 141 Att, 1449 Yds, 8 TD, 4 Int
1984 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Chris Funk (tie) Air Force
1984 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Kyle Morrell (tie) DB Brigham Young
1984 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Filipo Mokofisi (tie) Utah
1984 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Robbie Bosco QB Brigham Young 283 Cmp, 458 Att, 3875 Yds, 33 TD, 11 Int
1983 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Raymond Morris Texas-El Paso
1983 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Steve Young QB Brigham Young 306 Cmp, 429 Att, 3902 Yds, 33 TD, 10 Int
1982 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Johnny Jackson LB New Mexico
1982 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Steve Young QB Brigham Young 230 Cmp, 367 Att, 3100 Yds, 18 TD, 18 Int
1981 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Steve Clark (tie) Utah
1981 WAC Defensive Player of the Year Kyle Whittington (tie) Brigham Young
1981 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Jim McMahon QB Brigham Young 272 Cmp, 423 Att, 3555 Yds, 30 TD, 7 Int
1980 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Jim McMahon QB Brigham Young 284 Cmp, 445 Att, 4571 Yds, 47 TD, 18 Int
1979 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Marc Wilson QB Brigham Young 250 Cmp, 427 Att, 3720 Yds, 29 TD, 15 Int
1978 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Jim McMahon (tie) QB Brigham Young 87 Cmp, 176 Att, 1307 Yds, 6 TD, 8 Int
1978 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Mike Williams (tie) RB New Mexico 213 Att, 1015 Yds, 4.8 Avg, 9 TD
1977 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Marc Wilson QB Brigham Young 164 Cmp, 277 Att, 2418 Yds, 24 TD, 18 Int
1976 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Gifford Nielsen QB Brigham Young 230 Cmp, 406 Att, 3401 Yds, 30 TD, 23 Int
1975 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Bruce Hill QB Arizona 102 Cmp, 215 Att, 1747 Yds, 18 TD, 3 Int
1974 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Gary Sheide QB Brigham Young 181 Cmp, 300 Att, 2174 Yds, 23 TD, 19 Int
1973 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Danny White QB Arizona State 146 Cmp, 265 Att, 2609 Yds, 23 TD, 12 Int
1972 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Woody Green RB Arizona State 209 Att, 1363 Yds, 6.5 Avg, 15 TD
1971 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Rocky Long QB New Mexico 54 Cmp, 105 Att, 876 Yds, 4 TD, 7 Int
1970 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Joe Spagnola QB Arizona State 133 Cmp, 242 Att, 1991 Yds, 18 TD, 14 Int
1969 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Dave Buchanan RB Arizona State 143 Att, 908 Yds, 6.3 Avg, 13 TD
1968 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Art Malone RB Arizona State 235 Att, 1431 Yds, 6.1 Avg, 15 TD
1967 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Paul Toscano QB Wyoming 134 Cmp, 241 Att, 1791 Yds, 18 TD, 10 Int
1966 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Virgil Carter QB Brigham Young 141 Cmp, 293 Att, 2182 Yds, 21 TD, 16 Int
1965 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Virgil Carter QB Brigham Young 120 Cmp, 250 Att, 1789 Yds, 20 TD, 13 Int
1964 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Stan Quintana QB New Mexico 45 Cmp, 86 Att, 794 Yds, 3 TD, 5 Int
1963 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Tony Lorick RB Arizona State 105 Att, 805 Yds, 7.7 Avg, 8 TD
1962 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Eldon Fortie RB Brigham Young 199 Att, 1149 Yds, 5.8 Avg, 14 TD