If you needed any more indication of what a tough first season it was for Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain, look no further than the All-Mountain West teams, which were announced on Tuesday.
The only Colorado State player to make the first team was senior P Pete Kontodiakos.
A good punter is a nice weapon to have when it comes to flipping field position, but if he's your best player, you're going to have a hard time winning too many games, which the 4-8 Rams didn't do much of in 2012.
Kontodiakos, a 6'3, 220 punter from Florida, boomed 59 punts with a net average of 46.5 yards this year and a long of 73. With the Rams offense ranked 102nd in the country in points scored, he got plenty of practice.
Sophomore K Jared Roberts and grad student DL Lanston Tanyi were named second-team All-MWC.
Fresno State led all schools with seven first-team selections, including MWC Offensive Player of the Year Derek Carr.