With 95% of the Cowboys' production returning from a disappointing 2-4 campaign, "I think we're going to have an excellent season," Burman said.
Juniors Keegan Cryder, Xazavian Halladay and Chad Muma were all first-team selections.
The next level is still the primary goal for the Cowboys' 25-year-old running back, but Smith has some unfinished business to handle during his time at UW.
Sophomore running back returned from his extended layoff with an explosive all-around performance.
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"I'm just thankful for another opportunity to play with my teammates and in front of the fans," Smith told the Star-Tribune.
Xazavian Valladay, Chad Muma and Keegan Cryder headline Cowboys' honorees as first-team selections.
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Should Levi Williams' shoulder injury keep him from giving it a go, true freshman Gavin Beerup would get his first career start against Boise State.
Red-zone offense, passing game and an uncharacteristically poor showing against the run plagued the Cowboys in one of the worst losses of the college football season.
Leg injury kept the Cowboys' leading rusher from making the trip to Las Vegas.
Cowboys look to keep their momentum going against struggling Lobos.
UW coach Craig Bohl updated Valladay's status Wednesday following the leg injury he sustained against UNLV.
Valladay left the UNLV game early in the second quarter after taking a hit to his left leg and didn't return.
Trey Smith stepped in for an injured Xazavian Valladay and had a career day in pacing the Cowboys' 399-yard rushing attack.
The Cowboys have struggled to sustain drives with one of the lowest money-down conversation rates in the Football Bowl Subdivision.
The redshirt freshman could join the Cowboys' backfield rotation as early as this week.