The 2009 preseason all-conference teams were announced earlier today. There were only three unanimous decisions with Utah’s LB Stevenson Sylvester, TCU’s DE Jerry Hughes, and BYU’s TE Denis Pitta.
Somewhat odd that BYU QB Max Hall was not a unanimous choice and the only other options would be Andy Dalton from TCU, but that seems far fetched as Hall’s 2008 numbers dwarfed Dalton’s.
The only quasi selection comes from San Diego State in wide receiver Vincent Brown, because most of his yards came from the Aztecs trailing and having to throw the ball to catch up.
Besides that nothing to shocking here; TCU leads the way with seven total selections, BYU with five, and Utah also with five.
|2009 Preseason All-Mountain West Football Team|
|WR||Rashaun Greer**||Sr.||Colorado State|
|WR||Vincent Brown||Jr.||San Diego State|
|OL||Nick Charles**||Sr.||Air Force|
|OL||Shelley Smith**||Sr.||Colorado State|
|OL||Erik Cook**||Sr.||New Mexico|
|Note: Three wide receivers were selected due to a tie in the voting.|
|DB||Chris Thomas**||Sr.||Air Force|
|Offensive Player of the Year:
Max Hall, Sr., QB, BYU
|Defensive Player of the Year:
Jerry Hughes, Sr., DL, TCU
|Special Teams Player of the Year:
Jeremy Kerley, Jr., KR/PR, TCU
|Freshman of the Year:
Ed Wesley, RB, TCU
|# – unanimous 2009 preseason selection.
* – member of the 2008 All-Mountain West Conference first-team.
** – member of the 2008 All-Mountain West Conference second-team.