Despite a huge statistical senior season, Vince Mayle hasn't attracted a ton of national attention in the postseason awards. While he finished third in the country in receiving yards and second with 106 receptions, he was passed over for all three of the Associated Press All-American teams. Phil Steele thought slightly higher of him, naming Mayle as a third-team All-American.
Steele also pegged Mayle as a first-team All-Pac-12 selection, a slight bump from the second-team honors Mayle earned in the conference selections. Amari Cooper and Rashard Higgins have racked up the most accolades among wide receivers this year with Justin Hardy from East Carolina, Kevin White from West Virginia, Rashad Greene from Florida State and Nelson Agholor of USC also finishing ahead of Mayle on a few lists. Statistically, Mayle outpaces the latter group and by a significant margin in some cases. But, when you play on a 3-9 team and have some of your biggest games come in late West coast games, it can be hard to gain attention.
If you forgot what Mayle did to deserve the accolades he is receiving, here is a quick refresher:
Mayle wasn't the only Cougar to receive praise from Steele. Isiah Myers, Joe Dahl and Daquawn Brown were named third-team All-Pac-12.
Recruiting: Lenape kicker Jarry Jones adds preferred walk-on offer from Washington State - NJ.com
It turns out Mike Leach doesn't mind New Jersey football after all. On Thursday night, after picking up a preferred walk-on offer from Cincinnati earlier in the day, Lenape standout kicker Jarry Jones announced on his Twitter page that he was also offered a preferred walk-on spot by the Washington State Cougars.
Mayle Named All-American by Phil Steele, Four Earn All-Pac-12 - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State wide receiver Vince Mayle was named to the All-America Third Team by Phil Steele Magazine and three more Cougars earned All-Pac-12 accolades from the magazine.
Laufasa brothers make most of UTEP experience | Albuquerque Journal News
UTEP running back Jeremiah Laufasa won’t have a chance to carry the ball on Saturday at University Stadium, but he’ll never forget the two times he has. Laufasa, a junior who has been out for the season since tearing his left ACL with damage to the meniscus in Week 3 against New Mexico State, has actually rushed the ball in two games on Branch Field in the past year.