Dec. 5, 2011
DENVER, Colo. - The Fresno State football team had eight players selected to the 2011 All-WAC teams, including six first team honorees, as the Western Athletic Conference announced Monday the awards that were voted upon by the WAC's eight head coaches.
Fresno State's six first team selections were the second-most in the conference behind Louisiana Tech's seven.
Defensively, senior defensive tackle Logan Harrell and junior linebacker Travis Brown got first team nods and senior kicker Kevin Goessling received his third-straight first team all-conference selection. Goessling closed out his career as the school's all-time leading scorer with 373 career points.
Harris closed out his career starting in 39 consecutive games over the last three seasons and he led the Bulldog offense that finished third in the WAC in total offense with 411.8 yards per game.
Rouse finished the year as the league's leading rusher with 1,549 yards - the third most in school history - and he scored 13 touchdowns on the ground. Thanks to catching a touchdown in each of the last seven games, Saunders finished his prolific sophomore season with a league-best 12 touchdown catches and he had 50 catches for 1,065 yards, becoming just the seventh Bulldog to go over 1,000 yards receiving in a season.
Harrell's first team selection is his second in a row, as was also selected there in 2010. One of the best defensive tackles in the nation, he was second in the conference with 17 tackles for a loss this season - a number that is tied for the third-most in Fresno State single-season history.
Brown, who was a second team selection in 2010, led the Bulldogs with 85 tackles this year and both he and Harrell were once named the WAC Defensive Player of the Week during the season.
Carr, in his first season as the starting quarterback, became just the fifth Bulldog to throw for over 3,000 yards in a season. His 3,544 yards led the WAC, was the 10th-most in the nation and the third-most in school history behind his brother David Carr (4,839 yards in 2001) and Trent Dilfer (3,799 yards in 1993).
Wylie's play as a punt returner for the Bulldogs was nothing short of phenomenal. He finished fourth in the FBS with a 15.38 average on 29 punt returns and he brought two back for touchdowns - a 79 yarder vs. No. 5 Boise State and a 67 yarder at No. 10 Nebraska.
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