By Joe Jenkins
"The only people that spend more time on the field than Weddle each Saturday are the referees," Doug Robinson of the Deseret Morning News said in 2006.
After already establishing himself as the best defensive back in the conference, Weddle also chipped in on offense, rushing for 203 yards on 44 attempts.
Weddle's true calling was in the defensive backfield, however. The two-time MWC player of the year is the career leader in interceptions (18) in the conference and was a consenus All-American in 2006.
The San Diego Chargers drafted Weddle in 2007.
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.