University of Hawaii linebacker Darius Muasau was named an All-Mountain West Conference first-team selection today, leading a group of seven Rainbow Warriors to earn league honors.
Muasau closed the regular season as the conference’s leading tackler with 95 total stops, averaging 11.9 per game.
The sophomore also leads the Rainbow Warriors (4-4) with 8-1/2 tackles for loss and 3-1/2 sacks. Muasau was named the MWC Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after posting a career-high 18 tackles in a win over UNLV — the program’s highest single-game total since 2007 — last Saturday.
UH receiver Calvin Turner and cornerback Cortez Davis were named to the All-MWC second team.
Turner has filled multiple roles on offense and as a kick returner in his first season with the Warriors. He leads UH with 458 receiving yards, 949 all-purpose yards and nine total touchdowns (four rushing and five receiving). Davis has 29 total tackles this season, including four for losses, and forced two fumbles.
UH quarterback Chevan Cordeiro, defensive back Quentin Frazier, wide receiver Jared Smart and defensive lineman Blessman Ta’ala were honorable mention selections.
Boise State defensive back Kekaula Kaniho, a Kahuku graduate, made the second team.
Nevada quarterback Carson Strong was named the MWC Offensive Player of the Year. San Jose State defensive lineman Cade Hall was the Defensive Player of the Year. Boise State kick returner Avery Williams was the Special Teams Player of the Year. UNLV wide receiver Kyle Williams was the Freshman of the Year. San Jose State’s Brent Brennan was named Coach of the Year.
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