Snyder, Barrow and Smith earn All-WAC Honors

For the second year in a row, middle linebacker Cole Snyder earned First Team All Conference honors, including this year as a First Team All WAC selection. Statistically one of the most productive linebackers in America the last two seasons, the former walkon from Kamiah made the absolute most of his Idaho career. Two juniors were also named to the two-deep roster, with kicker/punter Mike Barrow also earning First Team honors while wide receiver D.J. Smith was named to the Second Team.


Linebacker Cole Snyder and kicker Mike Barrow earned first-team all-Western Athletic Conference recognition, and receiver D.J. Smith was honored on the second team.

Snyder led the Vandals in tackling 2 consecutive years.
5-11, 225, Senior, Middle Linebacker

Snyder, a senior from Kamiah, Idaho, finished the season with 139 total tackles for an average of 12.6 per game – second in the WAC. He also had five sacks (tied for eighth) and 16.5 tackles-for-loss (tied for second). He tied for sixth nationally in total tackles and was second in the nation in solo stops. He had double-digit efforts in eight of 11 games.

1st Team All WAC (2005)
Named to Lombardi Watch List (2005)
1st Team All-Sun Belt (2004)
Idaho Def. Player of the Year (2004)

Barrow set a new record for field goals made in a season at Idaho.
5-11, 165, Junior, Kicker/Punter

Barrow, a junior from Ventura, Calif., was successful on 16 of 19 field goal attempts for a league-leading 84.2 percent. He also made 21 of 23 PATs. His six field goal attempts against Louisiana Tech was a league high as were his five field goals made against the Bulldogs. Barrow's 53-yard field goal against Louisiana Tech was the longest in the league last fall, while his 50-yarder against Fresno State tied for the second longest, his 47-yarder at New Mexico State was third longest, and his 46-yarder against Utah State tied for fourth longest.

1st Team All WAC (2005)
WAC Player of the Week (2005)

Smith joined the Vandals this fall and immediately became the downfield threat the team had lacked in recent years.
D.J. Smith
6-1, 210, Junior, Wide Receiver

Smith, a junior from Houston, Texas, missed all of one game and most of a second because of a concussion yet he still garnered recognition for his 100.1 yards and 6.70 receptions per game. Smith wound up ranked second in the league and 19th nationally in receptions per game, and second in the conference and 10th nationally in receiving yards per game. His 269-yard outing at New Mexico State broke a UI single-game record and was the best single-game performance in the NCAA and conference in 2005.

2nd Team All WAC (2005)
2nd Team All Conference - JC (2004)

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