DENVER -- A pair of Utah State football players earned all-Western Athletic Conference honors announced Monday by the league office. Junior linebacker Bobby Wagner was named to the first-team list, while senior cornerback Curtis Marsh was a second-team selection.
"For Bobby and Curtis, it is a very well deserving honor for both of them," USU coach Gary Andersen said.
Wagner is a repeat first-team selection from last year, while Marsh earned his first all-conference honor.
Wagner, a native of Ontario, Calif., ranks eighth in the NCAA FBS with 11.1 tackles per game, ranking second in the league overall with 133 total tackles, leading the league with 72 tackle assists.
Marsh, a Simi Valley, Calif. native, ranks second in the WAC and sixth in FBS in passes defended with 1.25 per game, with 15 total on 13 pass break-ups and two interceptions. Additionally, Marsh had 45 tackles (37 solo, eight assists) this season.
Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick and Boise State QB Kellen Moore were the WAC's co-offensive players of the year, while Fresno State defensive lineman Chris Carter was the WAC defensive player of the year. San Jose State linebacker Keith Smith was freshman of the year, and Nevada head coach Chris Ault was the coach of the year.