Cowboys’ Yarbrough Earns MW Honor Again
For the second straight season University of Wyoming defensive end Eddie Yarbrough has been named First Team All-Mountain West for the 2014 football season.
The junior becomes the first Cowboy player to earn back-to-back First Team honors since 2001 and 2002. He was one of only two Pokes to receive recognition from the conference.
Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl said,
"Eddie Yarbrough is very deserving of this honor. He is one of the hardest working players I have ever coached. The work ethic he brings to practices and games is second to none."
Yarbrough averaged 5.2 tackles per game, which was second best among all defensive linemen in the league. He led UW with 10.5 tackles for loss and four sacks. His total of 63 tackles ranked second for the Cowboys this year.
Only three players in the conference were repeat selections from last year's First Team. Eddie Yarbrough was one of them. The others are Boise State junior running back Jay Ajayi and Fresno State senior defensive back Derron Smith.
The only other Cowboy to receive some sort of honor was sophomore left guard Chase Roullier. He earned Honorable Mention All-Mountain West. Roullier started all 12 games this season and helped block for Wyoming running backs Brian Hill and Shaun Wick to run for over 1500 yards combined in 2014.
Notable Honors from the Mountain West
Offensive Player of the Year = Colorado State senior QB Garrett Grayson
Defensive Player of the Year = Utah State senior LB Zach Vigil
Special Teams Player of the Year = Air Force senior K/P Will Conant
Freshman of the Year = UNLV freshman WR Devonte Boyd
Coach of the Year = Colorado State's Jim McElwain
Of the 50 first and second team selections, Boise State led the conference with eight honorees. Utah State has seven, which included six on the first team. Colorado State had six total selections with four on the first team offense.