TCU quarterback Andy Dalton was selected the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight season, the league announced Tuesday. The Horned Frogs swept nearly all of the major awards, with linebacker Tank Carder being named Defensive Player of the Year and Jeremy Kerley being named Special Teams Player of the Year. In all, TCU had nine first-team selections, tying a league high. Dalton and teammate Wayne Daniels were the only unanimous selections.
San Diego State coach Brady Hoke was selected coach of the year over TCU coach Gary Patterson. No quibble here. Hoke did a great job turning around a team that went 4-8 last season to 8-4 this season and a bowl berth for the first time since 1998. Aztecs running back Ronnie Hillman was also selected the Freshman of the Year.
Here are the complete first and second teams, along with honorable mention selections:
QB Andy Dalton, TCU
WR Vincent Brown, San Diego State
WR DeMarco Sampson, San Diego State
RB Ronnie Hillman, San Diego State
RB Ed Wesley, TCU
TE Lucas Reed, New Mexico
OL Matt Reynolds, BYU
OL Jake Kirkpatrick, TCU
OL Marcus Cannon, TCU
OL Caleb Schlauderaff, Utah
OL Zane Taylor, Utah
PK Joe Phillips, Utah
KR/PR Jeremy Kerley, TCU
DL Vic So’oto, BYU
DL Guy Miller, Colorado State
DL Wayne Daniels, TCU
DL Christian Cox, Utah
LB Miles Burris, San Diego State
LB Tank Carder, TCU
LB Tanner Brock, TCU
DB Reggie Rembert, Air Force
DB Andrew Rich, BYU
DB Leon McFadden, San Diego State
DB Tejay Johnson, TCU
P Brian Stahovich, San Diego State
QB Ryan Lindley, San Diego State
WR Jeremy Kerley, TCU
WR Jereme Brooks, Utah
RB Asher Clark, Air Force
RB JJ Di Luigi, BYU
TE Gavin Escobar, San Diego State
OL A.J. Wallerstein, Air Force
OL Chase Darden, Air Force
OL Paul Madsen, Colorado State
OL Trask Iosefa, San Diego State
OL Tony Bergstrom, Utah
PK Abel Perez, San Diego State
KR/PR Shaky Smithson, Utah
DL Rick Ricketts, Air Force
DL Cory Grant, TCU
DL Stansly Maponga, TCU
DL Josh Biezuns, Wyoming
LB Mychal Sisson, Colorado State
LB Carmen Messina, New Mexico
LB Chaz Walker, Utah
DB Colin Jones, TCU
DB Jason Teague, TCU
DB Brandon Burton, Utah
DB Chris Prosinski, Wyoming
P Pete Kontodiakos, Colorado State
Colorado State: Ricky Brewer, LB; Weston Richburg, OL.
New Mexico: James Aho, K; Byron Bell, OL; Bubba Forrest, DB.
San Diego State: Ernie Lawson, DL; Jose Perez, DB; Andrew Preston, DB.
UNLV: Will Chandler, DB; Matt Murphy, OL.
Utah: Brian Blechen, DB; Lamar Chapman, DB; DeVonte Christopher, WR; Matt Martinez, LB; Sealver Siliga, DL.
Wyoming: Alvester Alexander, RB; Nick Carlson, OL; Tashaun Gipson, DB; Brian Hendricks, LB; Gabe Knapton, DL; Austin McCoy, P.