Dec. 4, 2008
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University wide receiver Brandon Gibson was named to Phil Steele's 2008 All-Pacific-10 Conference First Team, it was announced Thursday. Additionally, three other Cougars, senior Greg Trent and juniors Kenny Alfred and Chantz Staden were each named to Phil Steele's All-Pac-10 Third Team.
Gibson, a 6-foot-1, 201-pound senior from Puyallup, Wash., finished the season with 57 receptions and 673 receiving yards, both led the Cougars and ranked sixth and ninth, respectively, in the Pac-10. Gibson added two touchdown catches and 19 yards rushing to his season totals. He finished his career with 182 receptions, second in school history and 20th all-time in the Pac-10 Conference. Gibson also ends his career as the Cougars all-time receiving yardage leader with 2,756 yards, 20th in Pac-10 history.
Trent, a 5-11, 230-pound middle linebacker from Keller, Texas, finished the season with a team-leading 88 tackles (52 solo), which places him 12th in the Pac-10. He also posted five tackles-for-loss and one sack. Trent forced one fumble and intercepted one pass with a return of 18 yards. Trent finished his WSU career with 323 tackles, good for seventh on the Cougars' all-time list.
Staden, a 5-10, 200-pound running back from San Jose, Calif., was WSU's leading kick returner averaging 22.6 yards per return. Staden returned 43 kicks for 970 yards with a long of 65 yards on the season. His eight kickoff returns against Stanford set a single-game record for WSU, eclipsing a record that stood since 1969. Staden also led the Cougars in punt returns, averaging 4.2 yards per return, while rushing for 160 yards to go with 56 receiving yards.