By Joe Jenkins
With all of the quality players that have come out of the MWC, it's hard to believe that the career leader in yards from scrimmage is a running back from New Mexico who is currently playing in the Indoor Football League. In four seasons with the Lobos, Moore tallied 5,830 yards rushing and recieving. The next-closest player is 1,280 yards behind him.
Moore ran for more than 1,000 yards in each of his four seasons at New Mexico, but his sophomore campaign (2003) was his strongest when he ran for 1,450 yards and 19 touchdowns.
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.