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December 6, 2009
2009 Bronco football awards announced
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State University head football coach Chris Petersen and his coaching staff have announced individual awards for the 2009 season. The honors were presented this afternoon (Dec. 6) during the annual awards banquet.
Quarterback Kellen Moore was named the most valuable offensive player, while end Ryan Winterswyk earned the team's most valuable defensive player of the award. Wide receiver Austin Pettis received the outstanding offensive player award, with cornerback Kyle Wilson picking up the award for the outstanding defensive player award.
A sophomore from Prosser, Wash., Moore completed the regular season as the most efficient quarterback in the country with a 167.35 rating. He completed 254 of 392 passes for 3,325 yards, a school record 39 touchdowns and just three interceptions.
Winterswyk leads the Broncos in tackles for loss and quarterback sacks. A junior from La Habra, Calif., Winterswyk has made 16.5 tackles for loss, with 8.5 of those tackles quarterback sacks.
Pettis, a junior from Anaheim, Calif., was Boise State's leading receiver with 62 receptions, 750 yards and a school record 14 touchdowns before suffering an injury in the Nevada game (Nov. 27).
A preseason and mid-season All-American selection, Wilson (senior from Piscataway, N.J.), has made 40 tackles and three interceptions this season including two picks returned for touchdowns.
Special team awards went to Hunter White (sophomore from Huntington Beach, Calif.) for special team's player of the year, and Jason Robinson (junior from Los Angeles) who was awarded the Hammer.
Earning scout team awards were Matt Paradis (freshman from Council, Idaho) as the defensive scout player of the year; Joe Southwick (freshman from Danville, Calif.) as the offensive scout player of the year; and Gabe Linehan (freshman from Banks, Ore.) as the special teams scout player of the year.
Richie Brockel, a senior from Phoenix, Ariz., received three awards - Iron Bronco (strength), academic achievement and Bronco Excellence.
Ebenezer Makinde (freshman from Phoenix, Aria.) won for "Ultimate Blacksmith (strength)", and Doug Martin (sophomore from Stockton, Calif.) received the Denny Erickson award for valor.
Wilson and Brockel also received special captain awards from Petersen.