DENVER - Hawai'i quarterback Bryant Moniz, Hawai'i linebacker Aaron Brown and Boise State place kicker Kyle Brotzman were named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week, respectively.
Moniz, a junior from Wahiawa, O'ahu (Fresno City College), threw for a school record 560 yards on 32-of-44 passing and three touchdowns in a win over San Jose State. He broke the old record of 559 set by Colt Brennen in the 2006 Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl with just over 11 minutes to play in the game. Moniz had eight passes for more than 25 yards and moved into third place on the school's all-time passing list with 6,330 yards.
Brown, a junior from Puyallup, Wash. (Saddleback Community College), made five tackles, including one for a loss, and intercepted two passes in the win over San Jose State. He returned the first interception 22 yards for a touchdown to give the Warriors a 17-0 lead early in the second quarter. The interceptions were the first in his career.
Brotzman, a senior from Meridian, Idaho (Meridian HS), made all three of his field goal attempts (20, 20 and 50) and all six extra points to finish the night with 15 points in the win over Fresno State. He broke the Boise State school record in scoring and now has 418 in his career. The 50-yard field goal ties for the longest made by any WAC kicker this season.
Others nominated on offense: senior wide receiver Titus Young, Boise State; senior wide receiver Eric Greenwood, Idaho; senior quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Nevada; and senior running back Derrvin Speight, Utah State.
Also nominated on defense: senior defensive end Ryan Winterswyk, Boise State; sophomore safety Gary Walker, Idaho; senior defensive end Dontay Moch, Nevada; and junior linebacker Bobby Wagner, Utah State.
Other special teams nominations included: senior kicker Scott Enos, Hawai'i; punter Bobby Cowan, Idaho; freshman kicker Anthony Martinez, Nevada; freshman punter Harrison Waid, San Jose State; and senior kicker Peter Caldwell, Utah State.