Found February 09, 2012 on Blue Cougar Football:
It was pointed out yesterday on this site that former Brigham Young Cougars football players Harvey Unga and Austin Collie were the Mountain West Conference (MWC) Freshman of the Year. Just last season, wide receiver Ross Apo was named the Yahoo! Sports Independent Freshman of the Year. Did you know that seven BYU players have won freshman or newcomer of the year awards? The seven players are: Ross Apo—2011 Yahoo! Sports Independent Freshman of the Year*Harvey Unga—2007 MWC Freshman of the YearAustin Collie—2004 MWC Freshman of the YearLuke Staley—1999 MWC Freshman of the YearJaron Dabney—1997 WAC Mountain Division Freshman of the Year**Ronney Jenkins—1996 WAC Mountain Division Freshman of the Year**Paul Linford—1972 WAC Newcomer of the Year**** Yahoo! Sports is the only major media outlet that designates an Independent Freshman of the Year. ** From 1996-98 the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) had two eight-team divisions. All-conference and player/coach of the year awards were don...

Flashback: Newcomers form the Nucleus of the Offense

Just like every other school, the Brigham Young Cougars welcomed a class of talented football players to the team a week ago. Unlike everyone else, BYU annually welcomes back a group of returned missionaries. While both return missionaries and freshmen face major challenges to make a significant impact, five years ago newcomers formed the nucleus of the BYU offense.Following the...
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