Updated: 12/10/2013 4:59 PM |
Created: 12/10/2013 1:31 PM
By: J.P. Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness Sports 4
University of New Mexico running back Carlos Wiggins was named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Year.
Wiggins had three returns for touchdowns this season, tying a school record set by Terance Mathis in 1989. The sophomore from Texas is No.5 in the nation in kickoff returns with a 29.6-yard average. His 1,303 kick return yards leads the NCAA.
UNM punter Ben Skaer also earned first-team All-Mountain West honors. Senior running back Kasey Carrier was named All-MW second team. Senior linebacker Dallas Bollema, senior center Dillon Farrell, senior left tackle Darryl Johnson, junior defensive end Brett Bowers and junior left guard LaMar Bratton all earned honorable mention.