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2008-2009 CFN All-Bowl Team & Top 50 Players
Colorado State RB Gartrell Johnson
Colorado State RB Gartrell Johnson
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Jan 9, 2009


Who were the best players and the stars of the 2008-2009 Bowl Season? Who was the best coach, who were the best position players, and who were the 50 top performers during the big post-season games? Check out the 2008-2009 CFN All-Bowl Team & Top 30 Players.

2008 - 2009 CFN All-Bowl Team &

Top 50 Performers


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2008 - 2009 CFN All-Bowl Team

Offense
QB
– Mark Sanchez, USC vs. Penn State, Rose Bowl
RB – Donald Brown, Connecticut vs. Buffalo, International Bowl
RB – Gartrell Johnson, Colorado State vs. Fresno State, New Mexico Bowl
WR – Dezmon Briscoe, Kansas vs. Minnesota, Insight Bowl
WR – Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina vs. West Virginia, Meineke Car Care Bowl
TE – Jermaine Grisham, Oklahoma vs. Florida, BCS Championship
OL – Kyle Calloway, Iowa vs. South Carolina, Outback Bowl
OL – Jon Gott, Boise State vs. TCU, Poinsettia Bowl
OL – Bobby Lepori, Fresno State vs. Colorado State, New Mexico Bowl
OL – Alex Mack, California vs. Miami, Emerald Bowl
OL – Seth Olsen, Iowa vs. South Carolina, Outback Bowl

Defense
DL
– Victor Butler, Oregon State vs. Pitt, Sun Bowl
DL – Terrill Byrd, Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech, Orange Bowl
DL – Myron Pryor, Kentucky vs. East Carolina, Liberty Bowl
DL – Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska vs. Clemson, Gator Bowl
LB – Zach Follett, California vs. Miami, Emerald Bowl
LB – Stevenson Sylvester, Utah vs. Alabama, Sugar Bowl
LB – Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri vs. Northwestern, Alamo Bowl
DB – Joe Haden, Florida vs. Oklahoma, BCS Championship
DB – Stephen Hodge, TCU vs. Boise State, Poinsettia Bowl
DB – Jeron Johnson, Boise State vs. TCU, Poinsettia Bowl
DB – Greg Joseph, Florida Atlantic vs. Central Michigan, Motor City Bowl

PK
– Britt Barefoot, Southern Miss vs. Troy, New Orleans Bowl
P – Graham Gano, Florida State vs. Wisconsin, Champs Sports Bowl
KR – David Jones, Kentucky vs. East Carolina, Liberty Bowl
PR – Phillip Livas, Louisiana Tech vs. Northern Illinois, Independence Bowl

Coach – Kyle Whittingham, Utah

Top 50 Performers Of The 2008/2009 Bowl Season

1. Colorado State RB Gartrell Johnson ran 27 times for 285 yards and two touchdowns, and he led the team in receiving with five catches for 90 yards, in the 40-35 win over Fresno State in the New Mexico Bowl. He averaged 10.6 yards per carry.

2. Oregon State DE Victor Butler made 11 tackles, four sacks, five tackles for loss, and forced and recovered a fumble in the Sun Bowl win over Pitt.

3. Missouri LB Sean Weatherspoon made 17 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, half a sack, broke up a pass, and made two quarterback hurries in the 30-23 overtime win over Northwestern in the Alamo Bowl.

4. USC QB Mark Sanchez completed 28-of-35 passes for 413 yards and four touchdowns and he ran seven times for 16 yards and a score in the Rose Bowl win over Penn State.

5. Texas QB Colt McCoy completed 41-of-59 passes for 414 yards and two touchdowns with an interception, and he ran seven times for 27 yards and a score in the Fiesta Bowl win over Ohio State.

6. West Virginia QB Pat White completed 26-of-32 passes for 332 yards and three touchdowns with an interception in the 31-30 win over North Carolina in the Meienke Car Care Bowl.

7. Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen completed 22-of-26 passes for 401 yards and five touchdowns in the Hawaii Bowl win over Hawaii.
 
8. Utah LB Stevenson Sylvester made seven tackles, three sacks, and recovered a fumble in the Sugar Bowl win over Alabama.

9. Connecticut RB Donald Brown ran 29 times for 261 yards and a touchdown in the International Bowl win over Buffalo.

10. Kansas WR Dezmon Briscoe caught 14 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns in the win over Minnesota in the Insight Bowl.

11. Utah QB Brian Johnson completed 27-of-41 passes for 336 yards and three touchdowns in the Sugar Bowl win over Alabama.

12. Cincinnati DE Terrill Byrd made 11 tackles, a sack and four tackles for loss in the Orange Bowl loss to Virginia Tech

13. North Carolina WR Hakeem Nicks caught eight passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns in the loss to West Virginia in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.

14. California LB Zack Follett made nine tackles, two sacks, four tackles for loss, and a forced fumble that led to the winning score in the 24-17 win over Miami in the Emerald Bowl.

15. Florida QB Tim Tebow completed 18-of-30 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions and ran 22 times for 109 yards. 

16. Louisiana Tech LB Weldon Brown led all defensive players with 14 tackles with an interception and a fumble recovery in the Independence Bowl win over Northern Illinois.

17. Kentucky DT Myron Pryor made seven tackles, a sack, and forced the fumble that led to the game-winning score in the Liberty Bowl win over East Carolina.

18. Oregon QB Jeremiah Masoli completed 18-of-32 passes for 258 yards and a touchdown with an interception, and he ran 16 times for 106 yards and three touchdowns in the Holiday Bowl win over Oklahoma State.

19. Iowa RB Shonn Greene ran 29 times for 121 yards and three touchdowns in the Outback Bowl win over South Carolina.

20. Texas WR Quan Cosby caught 14 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown in the Fiesta Bowl win over Ohio State.

21. Rice QB Chase Clement completed 30-of-44 passes for 307 yards and three touchdowns, led the team with 72 rushing yards and a touchdown on 12 carries, and caught a pass for 13 yards and a score in the Texas Bowl win over Western Michigan.

22.
Florida State P/PK Graham Gano averaged 48.2 yards per punt on five punts with four put inside the 20 and two at the one in the Champs Sports Bowl win over Wisconsin.

23. Notre Dame WR Golden Tate made six catches for 177 yards and three touchdowns in the Hawaii Bowl win over Hawaii.

24. Florida WR Percy Harvin caught five passes for 49 yards and ran nine times for 122 yards and a touchdown in the BCS Championship win over Oklahoma.

25. Houston LB Marcus McGraw made 15 tackles with a forced fumble and a tackle for loss in the Armed Forces Bowl win over Air Force.

26. TCU S Stephen Hodge made 11 tackles, one sack, an interception, and three tackles for loss in the 17-16 win over Boise State in the Poinsettia Bowl

27. Florida CB Joe Haden made 10 tackles and broke up two passes in the BCS Championship win over Oklahoma.

28. Troy LB Boris Lee made 13 tackles and two sacks in the New Orleans Bowl loss to Southern Miss.

29. California RB Jahvid Best ran 20 times for 186 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Miami in the Emerald Bowl.

30. Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh made eight tackles, two sacks, four tackles for loss, and came up with a blocked kick in the Gator Bowl win over Clemson.

31. Florida Atlantic QB Rusty Smith completed 20-of-35 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns in the Motor City Bowl win over Central Michigan.

32. Virginia Tech RB Darren Evans ran 28 times for 153 yards and a touchdown in the Orange Bowl win over Cincinnati.

33. Nevada WR Mike McCoy caught 13 passes for 172 yards in the loss to Maryland in the Humanitarian Bowl.

34. Oklahoma DT Gerald McCoy made four tackles, a tackle for loss, and an interception, while clogging up the middle, in the BCS Championship loss to Florida.

35. Penn State LB Navorro Bowman made eight tackles, five tackles for loss, and a sack in the Rose Bowl loss to USC

36. Air Force LB Chris Thomas led all defenders on 16 tackles with two tackles for loss in the Armed Forces Bowl loss to Houston.

37. Florida Atlantic S Greg Joseph made 12 tackles, a tackle for loss, and broke up two passes in the 24-21 Motor City Bowl win over Central Michigan.

38. Boise State S Jeron Johnson led all tacklers with 14 stops and an interception in the Poinsettia Bowl loss to TCU

39. L
Michigan State LB Greg Jones led the way with 12 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in the Capital One Bowl loss to Georgia

40. California C Alex Mack in the win over Miami in the Emerald Bowl.

41. Maryland LB Alex Wujciak made 12 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss in the Humanitarian Bowl win over Nevada.

42. Iowa RT Kyle Calloway in the win over South Carolina in the Outback Bowl.

43. Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant caught 13 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown in the Holiday Bowl loss to Oregon.

44. Maryland RB DaRel Scott ran 14 times for 174 yards and two touchdowns in just over a quarter in the Humanitarian Bowl win over Nevada.

45. South Florida QB Matt Grothe completed 17-of-24 passes for 236 yards and three touchdowns, and he led the team with 83 rushing yards on 15 carries in the win over Memphis in the St. Petersburg Bowl.

46. Utah WR Freddie Brown made 12 catches for 125 yards in the Sugar Bowl win over Alabama.

47. USC WR Damian Williams caught 10 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown in the Rose Bowl win over Penn State.

48. Central Michigan WR Antonio Brown had 13 yards rushing, 92 receiving, with a score, 38 yards on punt returns and 75 on kickoff returns in the Motor City Bowl loss to Florida Atlantic.

49. Central Michigan S Bobby Seay made 14 tackles in the Motor City Bowl loss to Florida Atlantic.

50. Georgia Tech S Morgan Burnett led all tacklers with 14 with 1.5 tackles for loss in the Chick-fil-A Bowl loss to LSU.