Below is a list of the Western Athletic Conference All-Decade team, which was voted on by the writers and staff at CBSSports.com. The voters couldn't break the tie among wide receivers, so three players made it -- Hawaii's Davone Bess, Ashley Lelie and Fresno State's Bernard Berrian.
Tulsa, which is now in Conference USA, placed Garrett Mills on the squad. He was a two-time first-team all-conference member while in the WAC from 2002-2004.
Lowery was a two-time All-American, leading the nation in 2006 with nine interceptions. During his senior year he recorded four more interceptions and seven broken up passes.
Hall was a four-year starter, three-time first team All-WAC linebacker and earned conference defensive player of the year honors twice (2006 and 2005). He also earned All-American honors and was a quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy.
|QB||Colt Brennan, Hawaii|
|RB||Ian Johnson, Boise State|
|RB||LaDainian Tomlinson, TCU|
|WR||Davone Bess, Hawaii|
|WR||Ashley Lelie, Hawaii|
|WR||Bernard Berrian, Fresno State|
|TE||Garrett Mills, Tulsa|
|OL||Dominic Green, Nevada|
|OL||Ryan Clady, Boise State|
|OL||Samson Satele, Hawaii|
|OL||Damian Lavergne, Louisiana Tech|
|OL||Chris Fe'esago, San Jose State|
|DL||Jorge Cordova, Nevada|
|DL||Brandon Green, Rice|
|DL||Garrett McIntyre, Fresno State|
|DL||Jarron Gilbert, San Jose State|
|LB||Solomon Elimimian, Hawaii|
|LB||Korey Hall, Boise State|
|LB||David Vobora, Idaho|
|DB||Dwight Lowery, San Jose State|
|DB||Joe Garcia, Nevada|
|DB||D.J. Walker, UTEP|
|DB||Quinton Mikell, Boise State|
|K||Josh Scobee, Louisiana Tech|
|P||Kyle Stringer, Boise State|
|Ret||Chad Owens, Hawaii|
In 52 career games, he recorded 394 tackles, 191 solo, including 28 for a loss, 11.5 sacks and 11 interceptions.
"He was ultra-productive, who never missed anything. He was a great worker and everything we model our program after -- toughness and work-ethic," said Boise State defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox. "He's not the biggest guy and not the fastest, but he was quick, powerful and had really good instincts. I've been around some great players, but I'd take that guy on my team any day of the week. All the intangible things you can't measure ... he had all those."
On offense, despite playing only one season in the decade, TCU's LaDainian Tomlinson was named conference player of the decade. He also earned a spot on the CBSSports.com All-Decade Team.
During his senior season (2000), Tomlinson ran for 2,158 yards and 22 touchdowns while being honored with the Doak Walker Award and finishing fourth in the Heisman voting. For his career, Tomlinson compiled 5,263 rushing yards and 54 TDs.
Colt Brennan was the fifth player from Hawaii to make the squad, joining Bess, Lelie, offensive lineman Samson Satele, linebacker Solomon Elimimian and returner Chad Owens.
Owens almost made it as a wide receiver too, but was more valuable as a kick returner. Owens tied the NCAA record for most TDs on kick returns in a career with eight (six punts and two kickoffs) and had five punt returns for TDs during his senior year. He finished his career with a school-record 29.4-yard average on kick returns.