By Joe Jenkins
Dominance on the offensive line usually is measured by the success of the entire unit and not just a single player. In 2002, the Utes' offensive line only surrendured five sacks all season, tied for best in the nation.
Coaches and the media rewarded Gross by naming him a consensus All-American, first-team All-MWC and an Outland Trophy finalist.
The Carolina Panthers selected Gross eighth overall in the 2003 NFL Draft.
I understand Urlacher only played a year in the conference, but 8 is too low for a guy who did it all in ABQ. Really can't argue with anyone else . . .
It's crap that Bradlee Van Pelt isn't on this list. I believe along with Dalton he is the only other play to win two play of the year awards in the MWC.
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Thanks Catch. I'll say that if BSU was in the MWC forMoore's four years (or probably even 3 out of the 4), he would have dropped Smith to #2. Moore was incredible, but 75% of his career was in a different conference--including his best season.
An intelligent, well thought out list. Would be easy to put someone like Moore higher (he may deserve it) and forget guys like Hughes and Weddle. Of course, had Boise been in the MWC earlier, this list would look a lot different.