HENDERSON, Nev. — The Mountain West Conference announced its 10th Anniversary Football Team on Tuesday, as selected by a combined panel of media, institutional and conference personnel and online fan poll.

In order to be eligible for consideration, candidates must have been a first team all-Mountain West selection at least once in their careers.

Anniversary teams will be chosen for each of the 19 conference-sponsored sports during the 2008-09 seasons in celebration of the Mountain West's 10th anniversary.

The MountainWest Sports Network — The mtn. — will broadcast a series of special presentations highlighting the 10th anniversary of the Mountain West Conference. The football team announcement debuted Tuesday. The announcement of the volleyball, soccer, and men's and women's cross country 10th anniversary teams was scheduled for Tuesday night. Interviews with coaches and several of the respective honorees will be part of each 30-minute show.


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QB Alex Smith, Utah Alex Smith, Utah

RB Luke Staley, BYU Luke Staley, BYU

RB DonTrell Moore, N.M. DonTrell Moore, N.M.

WR Reno Mahe, BYU David Anderson, Colo. St.

WR Paris Warren, Utah Jovon Bouknight, Wyo.

TE Jonny Harline, BYU Jonny Harline, BYU

OL Ryan Cook, N.M. Ryan Cook, N.M.

OL Chris Kemoeatu, Utah Doug Kaufusi, Utah

OL Jordan Gross, Utah Jordan Gross, Utah

OL Herb Taylor, TCU Erik Pears, Colo. St.

OL Jake Kuresa, BYU Adam Goldberg, Wyo.

K Owen Pochman, BYU John Sullivan, N.M.

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DL Tommy Blake, TCU Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, SDSU

DL Chase Ortiz, TCU Chase Ortiz, TCU

DL Brady Poppinga, BYU Brady Poppinga, BYU

DL Jasen Kaufusi, Utah Steve Fifita, Utah

LB Rob Morris, BYU Rob Morris, BYU

LB Kirk Morrison, SDSU Kirk Morrison, SDSU

LB Beau Bell, UNLV Beau Bell, UNLV

DB Brian Urlacher, N.M. Brian Urlacher, N.M

DB Eric Weddle, Utah Eric Weddle, Utah

DB Jamaal Brimmer, UNLV Jamaal Brimmer, UNLV

DB Aaron Francisco, BYU Will Demps, SDSU

P Louis Sakoda, Utah Matt Payne, BYU

KR Steve Smith, Utah Dexter Wynn, Colo. St.