Oct. 20, 2010
PULLMAN, Wash. - Four members of the Washington State University football team were included on Phil Steele's Midseason All-Pacific-10 Conference list, the magazine announced recently.
Sophomore defensive end Travis Long and freshman wide receiver Marquess Wilson were named to the second team while junior wide receiver Jared Karstetter and redshirt junior linebacker Alex Hoffman-Ellis were each named to the third team.
Long, from Spokane, Wash., has started all seven games this season, averaging 4.7 tackles per game, fourth on the team. He leads WSU with four sacks, fifth in the Pac-10, and eight tackles-for-loss, also fifth.
Wilson, from Tulare, Calif., is having a remarkable freshman campaign. He leads the Cougars in receiving yards (92.3 ypg) and is tied for the lead in receptions (5.0 rpg), while leading all freshmen nationally in both categories. Wilson ranks 14th among all FBS receivers in yards per game and is 52nd in receptions. In Pac-10 rankings he is tied for fifth in receptions and second in yards per game.
Karstetter leads the team in receiving touchdowns (4), is tied for the team lead in receptions (35) and is second in receiving yards (54.0 per game). Earlier this season against Oregon he recorded career-highs in catches (10) and receiving yards (116). The Spokane, Wash. native is tied for fifth in receptions in the Pac-10.
Hoffman-Ellis, a product of Los Angeles, Calif., leads all Cougar defenders in tackles with 48, including four tackles-for-loss and two sacks. He ranks 11th in the conference in tackles, averaging 6.9 per game. He also leads the team in interceptions (2) and passes defended (3).