Dinwiddie, a senior quarterback from Elk Grove, Calif. (Elk Grove HS), leads the WAC and is fourth nationally in passing efficiency with a 165.0 rating. He leads the WAC with 4,031 passing yards and 28 touchdown passes. Dinwiddie completed 257-of-411 passes on the season with just five interceptions. He also scored 12 rushing touchdowns, tied for the most in the WAC.
LaBoy, a senior defensive end from San Rafael, Calif. (Utah State), leads the WAC with 13.0 sacks for 101 yards. He also had nine additional tackles for a loss of 42 yards. LaBoy has a total of 76 tackles and has picked off two passes and recovered two fumbles on the season.
Bunting, a freshman from Tulsa, Okla. (Holland Hall), recorded 74 tackles (34 solo, 40 assists) and 6.5 tackles for loss. He also had three sacks and intercepted two passes for the Golden Hurricane.
Kragthorpe earned his coach of the year award after leading Tulsa to an 8-4 record and to its first bowl game in 12 years. Tulsa came off back-to-back one-win seasons prior to Kragthorpe's arrival. The Golden Hurricane finished in a tie for second in the WAC with a 6-2 record and will play Georgia Tech in the Humanitarian Bowl on Jan. 3.
Repeat first team selections from last year include Dinwiddie and Hawai‘i senior defensive back Hyrum Peters.
For the second time in his career, Fresno State senior Bernard Berrian was named a first team all-WAC receiver and special teams player. Berrian was named to both positions in 2001, but missed last year after an injury in the first game of the year forced him to miss the season.
WR-Chad Owens, Hawai‘i, 5-9, 177, Jr.
WR-Tim Gilligan, Boise State, 5-9, 181, Sr.
WR-Bernard Berrian, Fresno State, 6-2, 190, Sr.
TE-Garrett Mills, Tulsa, 6-2, 214, So.
OL-Trey Darilek, UTEP, 6-6, 305, Sr.
OL-Austin Chadwick, Tulsa, 6-4, 283, Sr.
OL-Harvey Dahl, Nevada, 6-5, 309, Jr.
OL-Ben Stephens, Rice, 6-2, 300, Sr.
OL-Chris DeMunbrun, Rice, 6-4, 295, Sr.
QB-*Ryan Dinwiddie, Boise State, 6-1, 187, Sr.
RB-Ryan Moats, Louisiana Tech, 5-8, 201, So.
RB-Howard Jackson, UTEP, 5-10, 160, Jr.
DL-Isaac Sopoaga, Hawai‘i, 6-3, 315, Sr.
DL-Travis LaBoy, Hawai‘i, 6-4, 249, Sr.
DL-Jorge Cordova, Nevada, 6-2, 250, Sr.
DL-Julius Roberts, Boise State, 6-5, 239, Jr.
LB-Andy Avalos, Boise State, 5-10, 223, Jr.
LB-Bryce McGill, Fresno State, 5-11, 205, Sr.
LB-Nick Bunting, Tulsa, 6-1, 205, Fr.
LB-Daryl Towns, Nevada, 6-0, 230, Sr.
DB-Wes Nurse, Boise State, 5-10, 189, Sr.
DB-*Hyrum Peters, Hawai‘i, 5-8, 188, Sr.
DB-Kelvin Millhouse, Hawai‘i, 6-1, 205, Sr.
DB-James Sanders, Fresno State, 5-11, 205, So.
PK-Josh Scobee, Louisiana Tech, 6-2, 186, Sr.
P-Jared Scruggs, Rice, 6-3, 165, Fr.
ST-Bernard Berrian, Fresno State, 6-2, 190, Sr.
*2002 First Team All-WAC Selection
Top Individual Awards
Offensive Player of the Year – Ryan Dinwiddie, Sr., QB, Boise State
Defensive Player of the Year – Travis LaBoy, Sr., DE, Hawai‘i
Freshman of the Year – Nick Bunting, LB, Tulsa
Coach of the Year – Steve Kragthorpe, Tulsa
WR-Tuati Wooden, Sr., San Jose State
WR-D.J. Curry, Sr., Louisiana Tech
WR-Romby Bryant, Sr., Tulsa
TE-Courtney Anderson, Sr., San Jose State
OL-Daryn Colledge, So., Boise State
OL-Dartagnon Shack, So., Fresno State
OL-Samson Satele, Fr., Hawai‘i
OL-Joseph Hayes, Sr., San Jose State
OL-Chris Hines, Jr., Nevada
OL-LaMons Walker, Sr., San Jose State
QB-James Kilian, Jr., Tulsa
RB-Chance Kretschmer, Jr., Nevada
RB-Keylon Kincade, Sr., SMU
DL-Derek Kennard, Sr., Nevada
DL-Brian Morris, Jr., Fresno State
DL-Garrett McIntyre, So., Fresno State
DL-Allan Adami, Jr., SMU
LB-Robert Rodriguez, Jr., UTEP
LB-Michael LeDet, Jr., Tulsa
LB-Byron Santiago, Jr., Louisiana Tech
LB-Travis Burgher, Sr., Boise State
LB-Antonio Crow, Sr., Louisiana Tech
DB-Kedrick Alexander, So., Tulsa
DB-Gabe Franklin, Jr., Boise State
DB-Gerald Jones, Sr., San Jose State
DB-Jermaine Hope, Jr., Tulsa
PK-Brett Visintainer, Jr., Fresno State
P-Bryce Benekos, Jr., UTEP
ST-Tim Gilligan, Sr., Boise State