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Mountain West Football 2017 All-Conference Team

Brett Rypien

Brett Rypien

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.

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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.

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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.