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Published: Tuesday, Dec. 7 2010 12:26 a.m. MST

Wagner's 133 tackles are just shy of the WAC's single-season top 10 list and are the most by a USU defender since 2002 when Jesse Busta logged 135 stops. Wagner is No. 12 on USU's single-season tackles list.

For his career, Wagner now has 299 tackles, needing just 19 more to crack the WAC's career tackles list as well as 28 more to reach Utah State's career list. Last season, Wagner led the WAC with 115 tackles, for a 9.6 tackles per game average.

Marsh, a Simi Valley, Calif. (Royal HS/Naval Academy Prep) native, ranks second in the WAC and sixth in FBS in passes defended with 1.25 per game, with 15 total on 13 pass break-ups and two interceptions. He had three pass break-ups in two different games, against BYU and Boise State, while logging two in the Idaho game.

"With Curtis, it is tough deal when a coach asks you to move positions. It is not easy, especially when he had the success he did at the position he was playing. It worked out the best for him. He is one of the best corners in our league and the coaches obviously feel the same way," Andersen said.

In only his second season as a defensive back after playing running back for the first two years of his USU career, Marsh's 13 pass break-ups this season are a career-high, nearly tripling last year's total of five.

"I believe he is a next level defender. Curtis could get himself into a post-season bowl game, I think he should get that opportunity and I hope he does. He should get himself into the combine and he will test there very well. Time will tell, but he did a tremendous job of adjusting," Andersen said.

Additionally, Marsh had 45 tackles (37 solo, eight assists) with one tackle for loss this season.

"Being all-WAC is a tremendous honor, I am very grateful to everyone who voted for me," Marsh said. "There are a lot of great players in the conference and it is an honor for me to be on the list with those players."

Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore were the WAC's Co-Offensive Players of the Year, while Fresno State defensive lineman Chris Carter was the WAC Defensive Player of the Year. San Jose State linebacker Keith Smith was the WAC Freshman of the Year, and Nevada head coach Chris Ault was the WAC Coach of the Year.

Utah State concluded the season with a 4-8 overall record and 2-6 WAC mark.

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