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2009 CFN Preseason All-WAC Team
Louisiana Tech DT D'Anthony Smith
Louisiana Tech DT D'Anthony Smith
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Posted Aug 4, 2009


CFN 2009 Preseason All-WAC Team and Top 30 Players

2009 CFN WAC Preview

CFN All-WAC Team

Team Previews & Predictions
- Boise State |
Fresno State | Hawaii | Idaho | Louisiana Tech
- Nevada | New Mexico State | San Jose State | Utah State


- 2009 CFN WAC Preview
- WAC Team-by-Team Capsules

- CFN All-WAC Team & Top 30 Players
-
WAC Unit Rankings

- WAC Schedules & Predictions

- 2008 CFN WAC Preview

2009 Preseason All-WAC Offense
Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
QB Colin Kaepernick, Jr. Nevada

Kaepernick has now established himself as one of the special players in the WAC, and one of the most dynamic players in college football. A Vince Young type, he’s 6-6, 215 pounds, and quick with tremendous running skills. After running for 593 yards and six touchdowns as a freshman, to go along with 19 touchdown passes and just three interceptions, he was even better once he got the gig all to himself. Helped by a 240-yard, three touchdown rushing day against UNLV, he ran for 1,130 yards and 17 touchdowns, while throwing for 2,849 yards and 22 touchdowns with seven interceptions. He’s not always accurate, completing just 54% of his passes, but the WAC Offensive Player of the year has a major-league fastball to go along with his mobility.

Top 30 WAC Players

1. QB Colin Kaepernick, Jr., Nevada
2. CB Kyle Wilson, Sr., Boise State
3. RB Ryan Mathews, Jr., Fresno State
4.
QB Kellen Moore, Soph., Boise State
5. WR/KR Phillip Livas, Jr., Louisiana Tech
6. C John Estes, Sr., Hawaii
7. DE Kevin Basped, Jr., Nevada
8. FS Antonio Baker, Sr., Louisiana Tech
9. DE Dontay Moch, Jr., Nevada
10. RB Vai Taua, Jr., Nevada
11. LB Ben Jacobs, Jr., Fresno State
12. SS/PR Shiloh Keo, Jr., Idaho
13. DE Ryan Winterswyk, Jr., Boise State

14. DT D'Anthony Smith, Sr., La Tech
15. DE Carl Ihenacho, Sr., San Jose St

16. DE Chris Carter, Jr., Fresno State
17. LB Brashton Satele, Sr., Hawaii
18. RB Jeremy Avery, Jr., Boise State
19. DE John Fonoti, Sr., Hawaii
20 CB Davon House, Sr., NMSU
21. S/LB Duke Ihenacho, Jr., San Jose St

22. OT Mike Gallett, Jr., Nevada
23. QB Diondre Borel, Jr., Utah State
24. FS Jeron Johnson, Jr., Boise State
25. RB Lonyae Miller, Sr., Fresno State
26. RB Daniel Porter, Sr., Louisiana Tech
27. RB Deonte Jackson, Jr., Idaho
28. QB Greg Alexander, Sr., Hawaii
29. SS Deon Young, Sr., Louisiana Tech
30. OT Alonzo Durham, Sr., Nevada

QB - Colin Kaepernick, Jr., Nevada
RB - Ryan Mathews, Jr., Fresno State
RB - Vai Taua, Jr., Nevada
WR - Seyi Ajirotutu, Sr., Fresno State
WR - Phillip Livas, Jr., Louisiana Tech
TE - Dennis Morris, Sr. Louisiana Tech
OL - Alonzo Durham, Sr., Nevada
OL - John Estes, Sr., Hawaii
OL - Mike Gallett, Jr., Nevada
OL - Mike Iupati, Sr., Idaho

OL - Rob McGill, Jr., Louisiana Tech
PK - Kyle Brotzman, Jr. Boise State

KR - A.J. Jefferson, Sr., Fresno St

2009 Preseason

All-WAC Defense
Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
CB Kyle Wilson, Sr. Boise State


Wilson, the first-team All-WAC corner who flirted with the idea of turning pro, found out he likely would've been a second day selection and chose to come back to what should be an All-America caliber season. The 5-10, 187-pound senior is one of the nation's best tackling corners, making 35 tackles with 29 of them solo, and he came up with five interceptions and ten broken up passes. He proved he could handle the No. 1 corner job, and then some, and he should up his stock and be one of the WAC's premier playmakers if anyone dares to throw his way.


DL - Kevin Basped, Jr., Nevada
DL - Dontay Moch, Jr., Nevada
DL - D'Anthony Smith, Sr., La Tech
DL - Ryan Winterswyk, Jr., Boise State
LB/S - Duke Ihenacho, Jr., San Jose St
LB - Ben Jacobs, Jr., Fresno State
LB - Brashton Satele, Sr., Hawaii
DB - Antonio Baker, Sr., Louisiana Tech
DB - Davon House, Sr., NMSU

DB - Shiloh Keo, Jr., Idaho
DB - Kyle Wilson, Sr., Boise State
P - Brad Langley, Jr. Nevada
PR - Phillip Livas, Jr., Louisiana Tech

2009 Preseason Second Team

All-WAC Offense

QB - Kellen Moore, Soph., Boise State
RB - Jeremy Avery, Jr., Boise State
RB - Lonyae Miller, Sr., Fresno State
WR - Jalal Beauchman, Jr., San Jose St

WR - Kevin Jurovich, Sr., San Jose St
TE - Kyle Efaw, Soph. Boise State
OL - Matt Cleveland, Soph., Idaho
OL - Mike Grady, Soph., NMSU
OL - Andrew Jackson, Jr., Fresno State

OL - Brennan McFadden, Jr., Utah State
OL - Lon Roberts, Jr., Louisiana Tech
PK - Peter Caldwell, Jr. Utah State

KR - Brandon Rutley, Soph., San Jose St

2009 Preseason Second Team

All-WAC Defense

DL - Chris Carter, Jr., Fresno State
DL - John Fonoti, Sr., Hawaii
DL - Carl Ihenacho, Sr., San Jose St
DL - Kwame Jordan, Sr., Louisiana Tech
LB - Justin Cole, Sr., San Jose State
LB - R.J. Kiesel-Kuhane, Jr., Hawaii
LB - Jason Scott, Jr., NMSU
DB - Jeron Johnson, Jr., Boise State
DB - Virdell Larkins, Sr., Idaho
DB - Brandyn Thompson, Jr., Boise State

DB - Deon Young, Sr., Louisiana Tech
P - Robert Malone, Jr. Fresno State
PR - Kyle Wilson, Sr., Boise State