Mountain West selects Austyn Carta-Samuels as 2009 Football Freshman Player of the Year

•Carta-Samuels is the second Wyoming player to earn conference freshman of the year accolades in school history (OL Steve Scrifes won the award in 1993).
•Ranks seventh in the MWC in pass efficiency (114.0).
•Ranks seventh in the MWC for both total offense (170.6) and passing yards per game (146.0). Has completed 59 percent off his passes (174-of-295) for 1,752 yards with seven touchdowns this season.
•Has rushed for 295 yards on 123 carries.
•Selected as the MWC Offensive Player of the Week three times this season (Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and Nov. 16).
•Guided Wyoming to four fourth-quarter come-from-behind wins this season.
•Since becoming the starter, he has led Wyoming to a 5-4 record in his nine starts.