Alexander, a senior from Santa Rosa, Calif. (Santa Rosa College), passed for a career-high 453 yards and three touchdowns in Hawai'i's 38-20 win at Washington State. He was 26-of-36 with no interceptions and teamed up with Rodney Bradley for a 73-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter. It was his first 400-yard passing game and the most by a Warrior quarterback since Colt Brennan threw for 497 yards against Boise State in 2007.
Paredes, a sophomore from Kane'ohe, O'ahu (Castle HS), made his first career start and led Hawai'i with eight tackles (6 solo) in the win at Washington State. In the first quarter with UH leading 14-0, Paredes forced a fumble that the Warriors recovered in the endzone resulting in a touchback. He also had a three-yard sack and another forced fumble in the second quarter. The Hawai'i defense forced seven turnovers in the game.
Livas, a junior from Houma, La. (South Terrebonne), returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown in Louisiana Tech's game at Navy. It was his only punt return in the game to go along with three kickoff returns for 52 yards. The touchdown was the fifth in his career on a return (punt or kickoff).
Others nominated on offense: sophomore quarterback Kellen Moore, Boise State; junior receiver Devon Wylie, Fresno State; and junior running back Seth Smith, New Mexico State.
Also nominated on defense: sophomore linebacker Aaron Tevis, Boise State; junior end Chris Carter, Fresno State; senior safety Antonio Baker, Louisiana Tech; and sophomore defensive lineman Donte Savage, New Mexico State.
The other special teams nomination was senior punter Robert Malone, Fresno State.-WAC-