By Joe Jenkins
Urlacher only played in the MWC in 1999, but it was a great year. The hometown favorite, a consensus All-American, finished 12th in the Heisman voting and was named MWC Player of the Year.
Urlacher finished his college career with 442 career tackles, 11 sacks and 11 forced fumbles. He also caught six touchdown receptions and found the end zone five times on kick returns.
Urlacher was selected by the Chicago Bears with the ninth overall pick in 2000 and went on to compile a Hall of Fame resume in the NFL.
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.