By Joe Jenkins
Had Martin played all four seasons in the MWC, he would have jumped up a few spots. His 3,431 career rushing yards would have placed him in the Top 5 for the conference all-time.
Unfortunately, the "Muscle Hampster" played three out of four years in the WAC. Even still, Martin played with remarkable consistency, rushing for more than 1,200 yards in two different seasons.
Martin was drafted 31st overall by the Tampa Bay Bucaneers and went to the Pro Bowl in his rookie season.
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.