Nov. 17, 2003
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of New Mexico sophomore running back DonTrell Moore and senior middle linebacker Daniel Gawronski were named Mountain West Conference Players of the Week following Week Twelve action the league office announced today. Moore shared Offensive Player of the Week honors with Utah quarterback Alex Smith while Gawronski took Defensive honors. There was no special teams player selected. Moore won the award for the second time in as many weeks and third of his career (2002), while Gawronski was honored for the first time.
New Mexico players have earned six of the MWC's weekly awards (three offensive, two defensive, one special teams) over the past five weeks after not having a single player recognized in the first six games of the season. The following is a list of the Lobos' Player of the Week Award winners this season:
Sr. OT Jason Lenzmeier - Oct. 27 (vs. Utah)
So. RB DonTrell Moore - Nov. 10 (vs. Colorado State)
Jr. K Wes Zunker - Nov. 10 (vs. Colorado State)
So. RB DonTrell Moore - Nov. 17 (vs. Air Force)
Sr. LB Daniel Gawronski - Nov. 17 (vs. Air Force)
MWC co-Offensive Player of the Week
DonTrell Moore, New Mexico, Running Back, Sophomore
In New Mexico's win over Air Force, DonTrell Moore rushed for 188 yards on a career-high 36 carries to break the school's single-season rushing record of 1,240 set by Mike Williams in 1976. Moore set the tone with 41 yards in the first quarter, then put the Falcons away with 143 yards on 24 carries in the second half. The Roswell, N.M. native also added to his NCAA-leading scoring mark with a pair of touchdown runs. He leads the nation with 20 touchdowns, and sits atop the MWC (13th nationally) with 1,285 rushing yards.
MWC Defensive Player of the Week
Daniel Gawronski, New Mexico, Linebacker, Senior
Middle linebacker Daniel Gawronski led a stellar defensive effort in a win over Air Force. Gawronski recorded a career-high 14 tackles (9 solo) and one tackle for loss as a tenacious Lobo defense held the nation's No. 3 rushing offense to its lowest totals of the season for points (12), rushing yards (158) and total yards (273). The Marshville, N.C. native set the tone early with 9 tackles in the first half.