More All-American Honors For Boise States Curtis Weaver
Yet another All-American honor for Boise State linebacker Curtis Weaver.
Yesterday Weaver was named to the CBS Sports All-America First Team and now The Athletic has named Curtis to the organization's Second Team at defensive end.
Weaver's outstanding 2019 campaign has included being named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year as well as to the All-Mountain West First Team last week. The Long Beach, Calif., native has racked up a Mountain West-leading 13.5 sacks, ranking fifth in the nation, as well as a career-high 50 tackles, including 18.5 tackles-for-loss, a figure which also paces the conference and ranks tied for ninth in the FBS.
A Ted Hendricks Award finalist and Bednarik Award semifinalist, Weaver has recorded at least a share of a sack in eight of Boise State’s 13 games, along with three multi-sack performances. He set a Boise State single-game record with 4.0 sacks Sept. 14 against Portland State, and, with three sacks Oct. 5 at UNLV, passed the previous conference career benchmark of 29.5 to become the Mountain West’s career sack king. With 34.0 sacks to his name over his three seasons, Weaver ranks second in Boise State history, and is the FBS’ active career leader.
Meantime BSU freshman running back George Holani has been named to The Athletic second team freshman All-American team. Holani is just 21 yards shy of 1,000 rushing yards and was voted the 2019 Mountain West Freshman of the Year, and to the conference's Second Team.
The rookie’s production has not been limited to the ground, as Holani has also nabbed 23 passes for 179 yards and a pair of touchdowns, to add to his seven rushing scores for a total of nine on the season.
Holani’s nine touchdowns are tied for eighth among non-kickers in the Mountain West, and lead all freshmen. He’s also put up three 100-yard games this season, highlighted by his 178 yards on just 16 carries (11.1 yards per attempt) with a pair of touchdowns Nov. 23 at Utah State.
Boise State (12-1), which won its fourth Mountain West title with last Saturday's 31-10 victory over Hawai'i in the conference championship game, will square off with Washington (7-5) at Dec. 21's Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. MT on ABC