Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Moore Continues to be Ignored On All-America Lists

Boise State's Kellen Moore, likely one of the best college quarterbacks in history, continues to be shunned by the elite establishment.  Moore's name cannot be found below in what the Associated Press calls its All-America team.  Bronco tackle Nate Potter was chosen as a second-team selection while sturdy safety George Iloka was named on the third team.


Quarterback -- Robert Griffin III, junior, 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, Baylor.
Running backs -- Montee Ball, junior, 5-11, 210, Wisconsin; Trent Richardson, junior, 5-11, 224, Alabama.
Tackles -- Barrett Jones, senior, 6-5, 311, Alabama; Matt Kalil, junior, 6-7, 295, Southern California.
Guards -- David DeCastro, senior, 6-5, 310, Stanford; Kevin Zeitler, senior, 6-4, 318, Wisconsin.
Center -- David Molk, senior, 6-2, 286, Michigan.
Wide receivers -- Justin Blackmon, junior, 6-1, 215, Oklahoma State; Robert Woods, sophomore, 6-1, 180, Southern California.
Tight end -- Dwayne Allen, junior, 6-4, 255, Clemson.
All-purpose player -- Sammy Watkins, freshman, 6-1, 180, Clemson.
Kicker -- Randy Bullock, senior, 5-9, 212, Texas A&M.
Ends -- Melvin Ingram, senior, 6-2, 276, South Carolina; Whitney Mercilus, junior, 6-4, 265, Illinois.
Tackles -- Devon Still, senior, 6-5, 310, Penn State; Jerel Worthy, junior, 6-3, 310, Michigan State.
Linebackers -- Luke Kuechly, junior, 6-3, 237, Boston College; Jarvis Jones, sophomore, 6-3, 241, Georgia; Dont'a Hightower, junior, 6-4, 260, Alabama.
Cornerbacks -- Morris Claiborne, junior, 6-0, 185, LSU; Tyrann Mathieu, sophomore, 5-9, 175, LSU.
Safeties -- Mark Barron, senior, 6-2, 218, Alabama; Bacarri Rambo, junior, 6-0, 218, Georgia.
Punter -- Brad Wing, freshman, 6-3, 184, LSU.
Quarterback -- Andrew Luck, junior, Stanford.
Running backs -- LaMichael James, junior, Oregon; David Wilson, junior, Virginia Tech.
Tackles -- Jonathan Martin, senior, Stanford; Nate Potter, senior, Boise State.
Guards --Will Blackwell, senior, LSU; Austin Pazstor, senior, Virginia.
Center -- Peter Konz, junior, Wisconsin.
Wide receivers -- Ryan Broyles, senior, Oklahoma; Kendall Wright, senior, Baylor.
Tight end -- Tyler Eifert, junior, Notre Dame.
All-purpose player -- Joe Adams, senior, Arkansas.
Kicker -- Caleb Sturgis, junior, Florida.
Ends -- Frank Alexander, senior, Oklahoma; Vinny Curry, senior, Marshall.
Tackles -- Joe Vellano, junior, Maryland; Derek Wolfe, senior, Cincinnati.
Linebackers -- Courtney Upshaw, senior, Alabama; Lavonte David, senior, Nebraska; Manti Teo, junior, Notre Dame.
Cornerbacks -- David Amerson, sophomore, North Carolina State; Dre Kirkpatrick, junior, Alabama.
Safeties -- Markelle Martin, senior, Oklahoma State; Antonio Allen, senior, South Carolina.
Punter -- Ryan Allen, junior, Louisiana Tech.
Quarterback -- Matt Barkley, junior, Southern California.
Running backs -- Ronnie Hillman, sophomore, San Diego State; Bobby Rainey, senior, Western Kentucky.
Tackles -- Levy Adcock, senior, Oklahoma State; Cordy Glenn, senior, Georgia.
Guards -- Ryan Miller, senior, Colorado; Gabe Ikard, sophomore, Oklahoma.
Center -- Grant Garner, senior, Oklahoma State.
Wide receivers -- Jordan White, senior, Western Michigan; Patrick Edwards, senior, Houston.
Tight end -- Coby Fleener, senior, Stanford.
All-purpose player -- Tavon Austin, junior, West Virginia.
Kicker -- Quinn Sharp, junior, Oklahoma State.
Ends -- Sam Montgomery, sophomore, LSU; Andre Branch, senior, Clemson.
Tackles -- John Simon, junior, Ohio State; Fletcher Cox, junior, Mississippi State.
Linebackers -- Tank Carder, senior, TCU; Sammy Brown, senior, Houston; Emmanuel Acho, senior, Texas.
Cornerbacks -- Nigel Malone, junior, Kansas State; Brodrick Brown, junior, Oklahoma State.
Safeties -- Josh Bush, senior, Wake Forest; George Iloka, senior, Boise State.
Punter-- Shawn Powell, senior, Florida State.

Boise State Sports Schedule for This Week

Boise State's men's basketball team travels to Denver for a 4:30 p.m. game Saturday.  The women fly to Eastern Washington for a 3 p.m. game Saturday while the Bronco wrestling squad competes at the Reno Tournament of Champions on Sunday.

Vaisima Wins Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week

All-America Honors Continue to Roll In for Boise State

Boise State offensive tackle Nate Potter has been named First Team All-America by a third source, Yahoo Sports and quarterback Kellen Moore and receiver Matt Miller also garnered more honors.
Potter, who was also named an All-American by and the Football Writers Association of America, was also chosen to the second team by  Potter was also a second-team selection by the Walter Camp Foundation and last week was named to the Capital One Academic All-America team.

Moore, who was named as the nation's top quarterback for the second year in a row, was snubbed by, which only named him to its "Honorable Mention" list.  Moore set an all-time NCAA record for wins for a starting quarterback with 49.  He has completed a school record 300 passes out of 405 attempts for 3,507 yards and 41 touchdowns, another school record.  Moore is second in the history of college football with 140 career touchdown passes and is fifth in NCAA history with 14,374 career passing yards.  Yeah, he's "Honorable Mention" all right.
Miller set Boise State freshman records with 58 receptions for 647 yards and eight touchdowns.

All three join the Broncos in Las Vegas, Nevada next Thursday, December 22 to take on Arizona State in the Las Vegas Bowl.  Kickoff is 6:05 p.m. Mountain Time.

Saenz Inks Letter to Play Softball for Boise State

Rose Saenz, a Golden Glove winner who led her team to the National ASA Softball Tournament, has agreed to play for Boise State, according to Bronco head coach Erin Thorpe.

Saenz plays shortstop and third base for Kennedy High School in San Gabriel, California, where she is a team captain.  Saenz is a two-time all-conference player.  She also played for USA Athletics, batting over .400 each of the last three years.

Welcome aboard Rose!

Boise State Tennis Coach Greg Patton Leads United States to World Title

Boise State tennis coach Greg Patton led the United States to a world championship at the Master U BNP Paribas in Rouen, France, the second title for the U.S. in the last three years.

France stormed to a 3-1 win after singles but the Americans won all three doubles matches to claim the international crown.  Patton has coached the United States team in each of the last three years, with two world championships and a runner-up finish last year.