Following the worst season in Sonny Lubick's tenure, Colorado State football players were largely absent from the 2006 All-Mountain West Conference teams and awards that were announced Tuesday morning. No Rams made the first team, and only offensive lineman Clint Oldenburg and punter Jimmy Kaylor earned second-team honors. Ten others made the honorable mention list.
Rams on the honorable mention list included senior linebacker Luke Adkins, senior lineman Josh Day, sophomore linebacker Jeff Horinek, sophomore safety Klint Kubiak, junior defensive end Jesse Nading, junior wideout/kick returner Damon Morton, sophomore safety Mike Pagnotta, juinior defensive tackle Blake Smith, junior H-back Kory Sperry, and junior wideout Johnny Walker.
BYU quarterback John Beck was a unanimous choice for the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year, while Utah defensive back Eric Weddle was named MWC Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. New Mexico place kicker Kenny Byrd and Utah place kick/punter Louie Sakoda shared the inaugural MWC Special Teams Player of the Year award. Wide receiver Ryan Wolfe of UNLV was honored as MWC Freshman of the Year, while BYU's Bronco Mendenhall is the MWC Coach of the Year.
The all-conference teams and individual award winners are selected by the nine head coaches and a media panel. For a complete listing of the all-conference teams, please visit the link below.