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2006 Mountain West Conference postseason awards

Utah's Eric Weddle was named Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year, while Louie Sakoda was named Co-Special Teams Player of the Year. The Utes had one player named to the All-Mountain West First-Team on offense, Senior Tavo Tupola. Kelly Talavou and Eric Weddle were the only Utes named to the first team All-Defensive team.

Brent Casteel was named to the offensive Second-Team, while Paul Soliai and Joe Jiannoni were named to the defensive Second-Team. All but Joe Jiannoni, Louie Sakoda and Brent Casteel are seniors.

Here are the First and Second All-Mountain West teams.

All-Mountain West First-Team
Offense
Pos. Player Cl. School
QB John Beck#* Sr. BYU
WR Travis Brown Jr. New Mexico
WR Ryan Wolfe Fr. UNLV
RB Curtis Brown* Sr. BYU
RB Rodney Ferguson So. New Mexico
TE Jonny Harline* Sr. BYU
OL Jake Kuresa Sr. BYU
OL Robert Turner* Sr. New Mexico
OL Herb Taylor* Sr. TCU
OL Tavo Tupola Sr. Utah
OL Chase Johnson Sr. Wyoming
PK Kenny Byrd Sr. New Mexico
PR/KR Brian Bonner Jr. TCU
Defense
Pos. Player Cl. School
DL Tommy Blake#* Jr. TCU
DL Chase Ortiz* Jr. TCU
DL Kelly Talavou Sr. Utah
DL Antwan Applewhite Jr. San Diego State
LB Drew Fowler Jr. Air Force
LB Cameron Jensen# Sr. BYU
LB Jason Phillips So. TCU
DB Quincy Black Sr. New Mexico
DB Marvin White Sr. TCU
DB Eric Weddle#* Sr. Utah
DB John Wendling Sr. Wyoming
P Kip Facer Sr. UNLV
#--Unanimous Selection
*--Two-Time First-Team Selection
All-Mountain West Second-Team
Offense
Pos. Player Cl. School
QB Jeff Ballard Sr. TCU
WR Casey Flair So. UNLV
WR Brent Casteel So. Utah
RB Chad Hall Jr. Air Force
RB Aaron Brown So. TCU
TE Wade Betschart Jr. Wyoming
OL Robert Kraay Sr. Air Force
OL Sete Aulai Jr. BYU
OL Clint Oldenburg Sr. Colorado State
OL Matty Lindner Jr. TCU
OL Jason Karcher Sr. Wyoming
PK Jared McLaughlin Jr. BYU
PR/KR Nate Meikle Sr. BYU
Defense
Pos. Player Cl. School
DL Tyler Donaldson Jr. New Mexico
DL Jeremy Geathers So. UNLV
DL Paul Soliai Sr. Utah
DL Corey Mace Sr. Wyoming
LB Joe Martin Sr. San Diego State
LB Joe Jiannoni Jr. Utah
LB Ward Dobbs So. Wyoming
DB Quinn Gooch Jr. BYU
DB DeAndre Wright So. New Mexico
DB Brian Bonner Jr. TCU
DB Eric Wright Jr. UNLV
P Jimmie Kaylor Jr. Colorado State
Honorable Mention
Air Force: Shaun Carney, Jr., QB; Bobby Giannini; Jr., DB; Stuart Perlow, Sr., OL; Gilberto Perez, Sr., DL.BYU: Bryan Kehl, Jr., LB.Colorado State: Luke Adkins; Sr., LB; Josh Day, Sr., OL; Jeff Horinek, So., LB; Klint Kubiak, So., DB; Jesse Nading, Jr., DL; Damon Morton, Jr., WR/KR; Mike Pagnotta, So., DB; Blake Smith, Jr., DL; Kory Sperry, Jr., TE; Johnny Walker, Jr., WR.New Mexico: Glover Quin, So., DB; Marcus Smith, Jr., WR.San Diego State: Atiyyah Henderson, Fr., RB; Patrick Justman; Nick Osborn, Jr., DL.TCU: Robert Henson, So., LB; Lonta Hobbs, Sr., RB; Chris Manfredini, Jr., PK; Blake Schlueter, So., OL.UNLV: Howie Fuimaono. Sr., DL; Marco Guerra, Sr., OL; Jay Staggs, Sr., DB.Utah: Jason Boone, Jr., OL; Martail Burnett, Jr., DL; Robert Conley, So., OL; Casey Evans, Sr., DB; Brice McCain, So., KR; Derrek Richards, Jr., WR; Louie Sakoda, So., K/P; Steve Tate, Jr., DB.Wyoming:Michael Ford, Jr., WR; Dorsey Golston, Sr., DB; Aaron Robbins, Sr. DL; Julius Stinson, Jr., DB.