Sponsored by:

Comment, blog & share photos

Log in | Become a member
The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, December 22, 2003

All-WAC teams, players

Advertiser Staff



  • WR—Chad Owens (5-9, 177, Jr., Hawai'i)
  • WR—Tim Gilligan (5-9, 181, Sr., Boise State)
  • WR—Bernard Berrian (6-2, 190, Sr., Fresno St.)
  • TE—Garrett Mills (6-2, 214, So., Tulsa)
  • OL—Trey Darilek (6-6, 305, Sr., UTEP)
  • OL—Austin Chadwick (6-4, 283, Sr., Tulsa)
  • OL—Harvey Dahl (6-5, 309, Jr., Nevada)
  • OL—Ben Stephens (6-2, 300, Sr., Rice)
  • OL—Chris DeMunbrun (6-4, 295, Sr., Rice)
  • QB—Ryan Dinwiddie (6-1, 187, Sr., Boise St.)
  • RB—Ryan Moats (5-8, 201, So., La. Tech)
  • RB—Howard Jackson (5-10, 160, Jr., UTEP)


  • DL—Isa'ako Sopoaga (6-3, 315, Sr., Hawai'i)
  • DL—Travis LaBoy (6-4, 254, Sr., Hawai'i)
  • DL—Jorge Cordova (6-2, 250, Sr., Nevada)
  • DL—Julius Roberts (6-5, 239, Jr., Boise State)
  • LB—Daryl Towns (6-0, 230, Sr., Nevada)
  • LB—Andy Avalos (5-10, 223, Jr., Boise State)
  • LB—Bryce McGill (5-11, 205, Sr., Fresno State)
  • LB—Nick Bunting (6-1, 205, Fr., Tulsa)
  • DB—Wes Nurse (5-10, 189, Sr., Boise State)
  • DB—Hyrum Peters (5-8, 188, Sr., Hawai'i)
  • DB—Kelvin Millhouse (6-1, 205, Sr., Hawai'i)
  • DB—James Sanders (5-11, 205, So., Fres. St.)


  • PK—Josh Scobee (6-2, 186, Sr., La. Tech)
  • P—Jared Scruggs (6-3, 165, Fr., Rice)
  • ST—Bernard Berrian (6-2, 190, Sr., Fresno St.)

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—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)


Travis LaBoy

  • Defensive end
  • 6-4, 254 pounds, Senior
  • 2003 statistics: 13 sacks, 22 tackles for losses

"I'm definitely surprised. It's mostly due to my teammates. I can't do it by myself. The d-tackles, defensive ends, linebackers, secondary with the coverage ... it was a whole team effort, and I'm thankful for it."

• • •

Kelvin Millhouse Jr.

  • First team
  • Cornerback
  • 6-1, 206, Senior
  • 2003 statistics: 8 pass breakups, 2 pass interceptions

He rejected UH's scholarship offer as a high school senior because he didn't want to play receiver in college. After a year at a junior college, he joined UH as a sophomore.

"When your heart says something, you should do it. I knew I would be a better college cornerback than a college receiver. I think I made the right decision."

• • •

Hyrum Peters

  • First team
  • Strong safety
  • 5-8, 190 pounds, Senior
  • 2003 statistics: 88 tackles, 10 pass breakups

"I'm happy to achieve one of my goals."

• • •

Samson Satele

  • Second team
  • Offensive line
  • 6-3, 289 pounds, Freshman

"Coach always says 'work hard and good things will happen,' I think I proved that. Second team is nice."

• • •

Isa'ako Sopoaga

  • First team
  • Defensive tackle
  • 6-3, 336 pounds, Senior
  • 2003 statistics: 51 tackles, 8 for losses, 4 sacks

"I didn't expect to be on the first team. "I'm happy for it."

• • •

Chad Owens

  • First team
  • Slotback
  • 5-9, 174, Junior
  • 2003 statistics: 85 catches, 1,134 yards, 9 TDs

"It's a credit to my teammates and coaches. It's pretty awesome. I don't know what to say other than it was a great season and I had fun."

"If it wasn't for the O-line blocking for (quarterback) Timmy (Chang), I wouldn't get the ball. If it wasn't for Isaac drawing double teams, Travis might not always get in there. It's the next guy who always helps you out."

• • •



Wide Receiver
Jerry Smith (Sr., Boise State), Jeremiah Cockheran (Sr., Hawai'i), Maurice Mann (Sr., Nevada), Marcus Battle (So., Rice).

Tight end
Stephen Spach (Jr., Fresno State), Jonas Crafts, Jr., UTEP), Caleb Blankenship (Jr., Tulsa).

Offensive line
Tyrone Tutogi (Sr.,Boise State), Kyle Young (Fr., Fresno State), Adrian Gonzalez (Jr., Louisiana Tech), Aaron Lips (So., Louisiana Tech), Isaiah Ross (Sr., Nevada), Sterling Harris (Sr., SMU), Steve Reindl (Sr., SMU).

Timmy Chang (Jr., Hawai'i)
, Luke McCown (Sr., Louisiana Tech), Scott Rislov (Sr., San Jose State).

Running back
David Mikell (Sr., Boise State), Dwayne Wright (So., Fresno State), Thomas Lott (So., Rice), Eric Richardson (Sr., Tulsa).


Paul Allen (Sr., Boise State), Dane Oldham (Sr., Boise State), Claude Sanders (Jr., Fresno State), Chris Barry (Jr., Nevada), Jeremy Davis (Sr., Tulsa).

Korey Hall (Fr., Boise State), Marc Dailey (Sr., Fresno State), Ikaika Curnan (So., Hawai'i), Logan Carter (So., Nevada ), Jorma Bailey (Sr., Tulsa).

Julius Brown (Sr., Boise State), Dee Meza (Sr., Fresno State), Abraham Elimimian (Jr., Hawai'i), Keone Kauo (Jr., Nevada), Terry Holley (Jr., Rice), Eric Wilson (Jr., San Jose State).

PK: Tyler Jones (Jr., Boise State).
P: Dustin Upton (Sr., Louisiana Tech).
ST: Kendrick Starling (Sr., San Jose State), Jonas Rutledge, Sr., SMU).