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San Jose State's Tyler Winston (15) races away from Wyoming's Cortland Fort on a 26-yard pass reception late in the first half Saturday afternoon Oct. 26, 2013 at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, Calif. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

SAN JOSE -- San Jose State wide receiver Tyler Winston was named the Mountain West Freshman of the Year and eight other player garnered all-conference honors when awards were handed out Tuesday.

Wide receiver Chandler Jones, linebacker Keith Smith and defensive back Bené Benwikere, all seniors, were the Spartans' three first-team All-Mountain West honorees.

Senior quarterback David Fales was a second-team selection along with senior offensive lineman Nicholas Kaspar and sophomore kicker Austin Lopez. Freshman tight end Billy Freeman and senior offensive lineman Ryan Jones were honorable mention selections.

Winston, from Antelope High, set SJSU freshman records with his 58 catches for 858 yards. He caught five touchdown passes. He ranks first in the country among freshman in receiving yards per game and third in total receiving yards and receptions per game. He's the only freshman in the country with three games of 150 more receiving yards.

Jones was second in the conference with 1,356 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns and fourth with 79 catches. He leaves SJSU as the record holder for career receptions (248) and receiving touchdowns (29) and is second in receiving yards (3,087).

Smith in the national leader with 159 tackles and earned his fourth straight all-conference honor. He was a first-team All-Western Athletic Conference pick last year and a second-team selection the previous two years, including a WAC Freshman of the Year honor in 2010.

Benwikere is a first-team all-conference pick for the second straight season after leading the conference in passes defended per game. He was second in the Mountain West with five interceptions. His 14 career interceptions is tied for a school record.

Fales certainly had a season worthy of first-team honors were it not for the presence of Fresno State's Derek Carr, the conference's Offensive Player of the Year and national leader in passing yards and touchdowns.

Fales was second in the conference with 4,189 passing yards, just four yards shy of the single-season school record he set last year. He also was second with 33 passing touchdowns, matching his record 2012 total.

His collegiate career ends with him holding career school records for passing yards (8,382), passing touchdowns (66), total offense (8,250), completions (639). He has been invited to the NFLPA Bowl and East-West Shrine Game but remains hopeful of earning an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Colorado State's Shaquil Barrett was named the Defensive Player of the Year. The linebacker led the conference with 12 sacks. New Mexico kick returner Carlos Wiggins is the Special Teams Player of the Year.

Utah State's Matt Wells was named Coach of the Year after guiding the Aggies to the conference title game despite losing star quarterback Chuckie Keeton to a season-ending injury midway through the season.

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