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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Harvey Unga named MWC Freshman of the Year

BYU redshirt freshman Harvey Unga has been named Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year. Unga was also named to the conference's second team at running back. BYU offensive lineman Ray Feinga was named first team All-MWC. Unga and Feinga, both Tongan, are the only Polynesians named to the post-season team.

Harvey Unga, Fr., RB, BYU
  • Unga is the third freshman of the year honoree for BYU since the inception of the MWC in 1999. Running back Luke Staley earned the award in 1999 and wide receiver Austin Collie won it in 2004.
  • Ranks third in the MWC and 31st in the nation with 100.9 rushing yards per game. Unga also is third among freshman rushers in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision with 1,211 yards.
  • Unga is the first freshman at BYU and third in MWC history to rush for over 1,000 yards. Entering the Las Vegas Bowl, he is six yards shy of breaking the MWC Freshman rushing record of 1,216 yards held by Air Force's Keith Boyea (2001).
  • Is the first running back in school history to record seven 100-yard rushing games during his freshman season.
  • Set a new MWC record for all-purpose yardage by a freshman with 1,840 yards, shattering the previous record of 1,328 yards held by New Mexico's DonTrell Moore (2002).
  • Selected as the MWC Offensive Player of the Week three times this season.

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