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Andy Dalton headlines MWC awards

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:

First-team Offense

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

First-team Defense

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

Second-Team Offense

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

Second-team Defense

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

Honorable Mention

Air Force: Jon Davis, DB; Tim Jefferson, QB; Jonathan Warzeka, WR/KR; Anthony Wright, DB.

BYU: Luke Ashworth,WR; Terence Brown,OL; Braden Hansen, OL; Shane Hunter LB; Brian Logan, DB; Mitch Payne, K; Jason Speredon, OL.

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.

TCU: Evan Frosch, TE; D.J. Yendrey, DL; Jimmy Young, WR.

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.