Nov. 27, 2000
Wynn, who led all WSU receivers with 52 receptions, was named to the second team offensive unit and Newman, who led the Cougars with 100 tackles, was a second team selection on defense.
Newman, from Laguna Niguel, Calif., intercepted four passes, deflected nine and made six tackles-for-losses while leading the Cougar defense from his strong safety position. The Santa Margarita High graduate was named to the league's honorable mention unit in 1999. Newman made a career-high 18 tackles against Arizona State, missing by one tackle the best performance in the league. His 9.1 tackles per game ranked third in the Pac-10 and his four interceptions ranked fifth in the league.
Wynn ended the season ranked second in the Pac-10, averaging 87.6 yards per game, and fourth in receptions with 4.73 per game. His 964 reception yards moved him into fourth on WSU's single season list, while his 52 receptions was just two short of a spot on the WSU Top 10 list. Wynn had four games with 100 yards or more receiving, including three straight. He caught six passes for 132 yards at Utah, seven for 151 yards against Idaho, and then six for 125 yards at California.
In addition to the two second-team picks, WSU was represented by five players who received honorable mention recognition. They were quarterback Jason Gesser and guard Derrick Roche on offense, tackle Tomasi Kongaika, linebacker Raonall Smith and cornerback Marcus Trufant defensively.
10-BILLY NEWMAN, DB
RS-JUNIOR (2000-01): V-letter...WSU's defensive leader and top tackler with 100 stops through 11 games, all starts...All-Pac-10 second team selection...third in the Pac-10 in tackles and tied for fifth in the league in interceptions with four...forced two fumbles and recovered a pair to go with six TFLs and nine passes defensed...best game 18 tackles with one interception against ASU...the 18 tackles were the second most by any Pac-10 player...against Arizona in triple overtime made 14 tackles...had 11 tackles against Stanford and 10 against Idaho...has also returned six kickoffs, averaging a team leading 25.2 yards...earned the following 14 weekly team awards: Stanford/Pac-10 Defense/Cougar Tackler, Utah/Defensive Back/Big Hit, Idaho/Defensive Back/Big Hit, California/Defensive Pursuit Player/Cougar Claw, Arizona/Defensive Pursuit Player/Special Teams Big Play, ASU/Pac-10 Defense/Cougar Tackler, Oregon/Pac-10 Defense, USC/Big Hit.
1 - MILTON WYNN, WR
JUNIOR (2000-01): V-letter...WSU's leading receiver with 52 receptions for 964 yards...All-Pac-10 second team pick...ranked second in the Pac-10, averaging 87.6 yards per game, and fourth in receptions with 4.73 per game...his 964 receiving yards ranked fourth on WSU's all-time list and he finished two short of WSU's Top 10 list for receptions in a single season...20th in receiving yards nationally...over 100 receiving yards in four games...in three consecutive games caught six passes for 132 yards and two scores against Utah, seven catches for 151 yards and one TD against Idaho and six for 125 yards at California...also seven receptions against Oregon State and six each against Arizona, two for touchdowns...had at least two catches in every game...earned the following four weekly team awards: Utah/Offensive Back, Idaho/Offensive Back, California/Pac-10 Offense, ASU/Offensive Back.