Mountain West Football 2017 All-Conference Team

Athlon honors the best in the MW for 2017.

The Mountain West features an intriguing group of teams vying for the league title in 2017, so it’s no surprise Wyoming, San Diego State, Boise State and Colorado State lead the way in all-conference selections. The Aztecs feature the most players selected to the All-Mountain West team with 14, followed by Wyoming and Colorado State tied for second at 12. Boise State checks in fourth with 11 selections, followed by Hawaii, Nevada and New Mexico in the next tier with 10.

 

Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2017. Now, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor the top players in the Mountain West with a release of first, second, third and fourth all-conference teams for 2017.

 

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2017. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2017 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

 

Athlon's 2017 All-Mountain West Team

 

First-Team

Offense

Second-Team

Offense

Third-Team

Offense

Fourth-Team

Offense

QB

Brett Rypien

Boise State 

Josh Allen
Wyoming 

Nick Stevens

Colorado State 

Dru Brown

Hawaii 

RB

James Butler* 

Nevada 

Alexander Mattison

Boise State  

Dalyn Dawkins

Colorado State 

Tonny Lindsey

Utah State 

RB

Rashaad Penny

SDSU 

Diocemy Saint Juste

Hawaii 

Lexington Thomas

UNLV 

Juwan Washington

SDSU 

AP

Tim McVey

Air Force 

Tyrone Owens (RB)

New Mexico 

Izzy Matthews (RB)

Colorado State 

Richard McQuarley (RB)

New Mexico 

WR

Michael Gallup

Colorado State 

Wyatt Demps

Nevada 

Justin Holmes

SJSU 

Malik Roberson (RB)

SJSU  

WR

Devonte Boyd

UNLV 

C.J. Johnson

Wyoming 

Ron'Quavion Tarver

Utah State 

Kendal Keys

UNLV  

WR

Cedrick Wilson

Boise State 

John Ursua

Hawaii 

KeeSean Johnson

Fresno State 

Olabisi Johnson

Colorado State 

TE

David Wells

SDSU 

Jake Roh

Boise State 

Metuisela 'Unga

Hawaii 

Mikah Holder (WR)

SDSU 

C

Jake Bennett

Colorado State 

Mason Hampton

Boise State 

Alex Norton

Air Force 

Blaise Fountain

New Mexico 

OL

Austin Corbett

Nevada 

Antonio Rosales

SDSU 

Justin Polu

UNLV 

Kyle Saxelid

UNLV 

OL

Zach Wallace

Wyoming 

Jeremiah Kolone

SJSU 

John Wa'a

Hawaii 

Sean Krepsz

Nevada 

OL

Dejon Allen

Hawaii 

Nathan Jacobson

UNLV 

Zack Golditch

Colorado State 

Nate Velichko

SJSU 

OL

Archie Lewis

Boise State 

Aaron Jenkins

New Mexico 

Ryan Cummings

Wyoming 

Avery Jordan

New Mexico 

 

First-Team

Defense

Second-Team

Defense

Third-Team

Defense

Fourth-Team

Defense

DL

David Moa

Boise State 

Mike Hughes

UNLV 

Nathan Madsen

Fresno State 

Jabril Frazier

Boise State 

DL

Malik Reed

Nevada 

Carl Granderson

Wyoming 

Noble Hall

SDSU 

Sergio Phillips

SDSU 

DL

Garrett Hughes

New Mexico 

Bryson Bridges

SJSU 

Darnell Thompson

Colorado State 

Santo Coppola

Air Force 

DL

Meffy Koloamatangi

Hawaii 

Ian Togiai

Utah State 

Kevin Prosser

Wyoming 

Malachi Mageo

Hawaii 

LB

Jahlani Tavai

Hawaii 

Josh Watson

Colorado State 

Deonte Clyburn

Colorado State 

Chase Christiansen

Utah State  

LB

Logan Wilson

Wyoming 

Gabe Sewell

Nevada 

Evan Colorito

Colorado State 

Grant Ross

Air Force 

LB

Frank Ginda

SJSU 

Ronley Lakalaka

SDSU 

Leighton Vander Esch

Boise State 

James Bailey

Fresno State  

CB

Tyler Horton

Boise State 

Ron Smith

SDSU 

Rico Gafford

Wyoming 

Antonio Hull

Wyoming 

CB

Andre Chachere

SJSU 

Jalen Davis

Utah State 

Kameron Kelly

SDSU 

Kendall Johnson

Nevada 

S

Andrew Wingard

Wyoming 

Dallin Leavitt

Utah State 

Maurice McKnight

SJSU 

Parker Baldwin

SDSU  

S

Trayvon Henderson

Hawaii 

Asauni Rufus

Nevada 

Marcus Epps

Wyoming 

Dameon Baber

Nevada 

 

First-Team

Specialists

Second-Team

Specialists

Third-Team

Specialists

Fourth-Team

Specialists

K

John Baron II

SDSU 

Luke Strebel

Air Force 

Jason Sanders

New Mexico 

Wyatt Bryan

Colorado State 

P

Michael Carrizosa

SJSU 

Evan Pantels

UNLV 

Corey Bojorquez

New Mexico 

Kody Kroening (K)

Fresno State 

KR

Rashaad Penny

SDSU 

Tim McVey

Air Force 

Elijah Lilly

New Mexico 

Cedrick Wilson

Boise State 

PR

Quest Truxton

SDSU 

Austin Conway

Wyoming 

Chris Davis

New Mexico 

Andrew Celis

Nevada 

 

Team-by-Team Breakdown of Athlon's 2017 All-Mountain West Team
  First Second Third Fourth

Air Force

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 2

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Boise State

Offense: 3

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 3

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Colorado State

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 4

Defense: 3

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 1

Fresno State

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Hawaii

Offense: 1

Defense: 3

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Nevada

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 1

New Mexico

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 4

Offense: 3

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

San Diego State

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 3

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

San Jose State

Offense: 0

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 0 

Special Teams: 0

UNLV

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 2

Defense: 0 

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Utah State

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 3

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Wyoming

Offense: 1 

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 3

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

* Butler decided to transfer from Nevada in July.

Event Date: 
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 23:33

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