Kellen Moore named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year; Wyoming's coach wins
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The 2011 All-Mountain West football teams and individual award winners were announced today as voted on by the eight head coaches and select media panel.
Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore was chosen as the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year, while TCU linebacker Tank Carder was named MW Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. TCU kick returner Greg McCoy earned the MW Special Teams Player of the Year award, while Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith was honored as Mountain West Freshman of the Year.
Dave Christensen of Wyoming was selected as the MW Coach of the Year. •Moore is Boise State's first Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year award recipient.
KELLEN MOORE HIGHLIGHTS
- Is the 10th quarterback since the inception of the league to be named MW Offensive Player of the Year.
- Completed 300-of-405 passes for 3,507 yards and 41 touchdowns during the regular season, setting Boise State and Mountain West single-season records in completions and touchdowns, respectively. His completion percentage (.741) is also the highest single-season mark in program history. His completion percentage is also on pace to set the MW single-season record with only the bowl game remaining.
- Ranks first in the Mountain West and fourth nationally in pass efficiency (176.8)
- Ranks first in the MW and 12th in the FBS in passing yards per game (292.2). Also ranks first in the Mountain West and 19th nationally in total offense with an average of 286.8 yards per game.
- Named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year four times in 2011 (Sept. 5, Sept. 19, Oct. 10, Oct. 23).