By Joe Jenkins
There's not much about Dalton's numbers that would make you think he's one of the five best to ever play in the conference. He never threw for 2,900 yards and never had more than 27 touchdowns.
"The Red Rifle" was greater than the sum of his statistics, though. In his final three years at TCU, Dalton compiled a 34-3 record, including a 21-19 victory over Wisconsin in the 2011 Rose Bowl. You might remember this as the famous "Little Sisters of the Poor Game."
Dalton was drafted in the second round by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2011.
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.