Mountain West Football 2016 All-Conference Team

Athlon honors the best in the MW for 2016.

Boise State and San Diego State are the favorites to meet in the Mountain West title game in early December, and the Broncos and Aztecs feature plenty of representation on the Athlon Sports 2016 All-Mountain West team. The Broncos lead all Mountain West teams with 15 selections, while the Aztecs feature 11 picks. Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien and San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey are two of the top players in the Group of 5 ranks, with both claiming first-team honors for 2016. San Jose State (11), Nevada (12) and Utah State (10) also hit double-digit selections on the projected all-conference team. 

 

Athlon Sports released its full predictions for the Mountain West last week. Now, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor the top players in the league with a release of first, second, third and fourth all-conference teams for 2016.

 

Related: 2016 Mountain West Predictions

 

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2016. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2016 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

 

Mountain West Conference 2016 Team Previews
Mountain Division
 

National

Rank:

51 34 89 93 82 114
West Division
 

National

Rank:

108 121 86 36 96 106

 

 

Visit the Athlon Sports Online Store to order a copy of the 2016 National College Football Preview Magazine, which features in-depth analysis and previews for all 128 teams, predictions, rankings and features to prepare for the upcoming year. 

 

 

Athlon's 2016 All-Mountain West Team
 

First-Team

Offense

Second-Team

Offense

Third-Team

Offense

Fourth-Team

Offense

QB

Brett Rypien

Boise State 

Kent Myers

Utah State 

Nick Stevens

Colorado State 

Kenny Potter

SJSU 

RB

Brian Hill

Wyoming 

James Butler

Nevada 

Paul Harris

Hawaii 

Teriyon Gipson

New Mexico 

RB

Donnel Pumphrey

SDSU 

Jacobi Owens

AFA 

Devante Mays

Utah State 

Dalyn Dawkins

Colorado State 

AP

Jeremy McNichols (RB)

Boise State 

Timothy McVey

AFA 

Tyler Winston

SJSU 

Chaz Anderson

Boise State 

WR

Devonte Boyd

UNLV 

Tanner Gentry

Wyoming 

Jalen Robinette

AFA 

Jamire Jordan

Fresno State 

WR

Thomas Sperbeck

Boise State 

Hasaan Henderson

Nevada 

Jerico Richardson

Nevada 

Marcus Kemp

Hawaii 

TE

Billy Freeman

SJSU 

Jake Roh

Boise State 

Jarred Gipson

Nevada 

Wyatt Houston

Utah State 

C

Jake Bennett

Colorado State 

Austin Stephens

Utah State 

Will Kreitler 

UNLV 

Arthur Flores

SDSU 

OL

Chase Roullier

Wyoming 

Dejon Allen

Hawaii 

Kwayde Miller

SDSU 

Kyle Saxelid

UNLV 

OL

Nico Siragusa

SDSU 

Austin Corbett

Nevada 

Travis Averill

Boise State 

Zach Wallace

Wyoming 

OL

Mario Yakoo

Boise State 

Jake Simonich

Utah State 

Colin Sandor

AFA 

Jeremiah Kolone

SJSU 

OL

Fred Zerblis

Colorado State 

Nate Velichko

SJSU 

Reno Henderson

New Mexico 

Steven Baggett

Boise State 

 

First-Team

Defense

Second-Team

Defense

Third-Team

Defense

Fourth-Team

Defense

DL

Alex Barrett

SDSU 

Kyle Kelley

SDSU 

Gabe Perez

Boise State 

Nate Madsen

Fresno State 

DL

Nik D'Avanzo

New Mexico 

Ricky Ali'fua

Utah State 

Carl Granderson

Wyoming 

Isaiah Irving

SJSU 

DL

Travis Seefeldt

Utah State 

Sam McCaskill

Boise State 

Malik Reed

Nevada 

Keenan Sykes

SJSU 

DL

Kennedy*

Tulimasealii

Hawaii 

Ryan Watson

AFA 

Kory Rasmussen

Hawaii 

Mike Hughes

UNLV 

LB

Calvin Munson

SDSU 

Dakota Cox

New Mexico 

Tau Lotulelei

UNLV 

D.J. Dunn

AFA 

LB

Christian Tago

SJSU 

Kevin Davis

Colorado State 

Lucas Wacha

Wyoming 

Jeff Camilli

Fresno State 

LB

Tanner Vallejo

Boise State 

Ben Weaver

Boise State 

Jerrol 

Garcia-Williams

Hawaii 

Ryan McAleenan

UNLV 

CB

Damontae Kazee

SDSU 

Jalen Davis

Utah State 

Daquawn Brown

Fresno State 

Andre Chachere

SJSU 

CB

Ronald Ladipo

AFA 

Jonathan Moxey

Boise State 

Tyquwan Glass

Fresno State 

Torry McTyer

UNLV 

S

Weston 

Steelhammer

AFA 

Dylan 

Sumner-Gardner

Boise State 

Asauni Rufus

Nevada 

Maurice McKnight

SJSU 

S

Andrew Wingard

Wyoming 

Dameon Baber

Nevada 

Malik Smith

SDSU 

Dallin Leavitt

Utah State 

 

First-Team

Specialists

Second-Team

Specialists

Third-Team

Specialists

Fourth-Team

Specialists

K

Tyler Rausa

Boise State 

Brent Zuzo

Nevada 

Nicolai Bornand

UNLV 

Wyatt Bryan

Colorado State 

P

Hayden Hunt

Colorado State 

Michael Carrizosa

SJSU 

Rigoberto Sanchez

Hawaii 

Alex Boy

Nevada 

KR

Rashaad Penny

SDSU 

D.J. May

Wyoming 

Elijah Mitchell

Nevada 

Keelan Ewaliko

Hawaii 

PR

Andrew Rodriguez

Utah State 

Tanner Gentry

Wyoming 

Andrew Celis

Nevada 

Mikah Holder

SDSU 

 

 

Team-by-Team Breakdown of Athlon's 2016 All-Mountain West Team
  First Second Third Fourth

Air Force

Offense: 0

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Boise State

Offense: 4

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 4

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Colorado State

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 1

Fresno State

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

Hawaii

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 1

Nevada

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 3

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 2

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 2

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 1

New Mexico

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

San Diego State

Offense: 2

Defense: 3

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 1

San Jose State

Offense: 1

Defense:  1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 4

Sp. Teams: 0

UNLV

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 3

Sp. Teams: 0

Utah State

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 3

Defense:  2

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Wyoming

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 2

Offense: 0

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

* Tulimasealii was dismissed from the team in late June - after Athlon's All-Mountain West team was released for 2016.

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