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2015 Mountain West football all-conference: San Diego State dominates honors

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San Diego State took home the important awards for the all-conference teams.

The Mountain West released its all-conference awards and it was all San Diego State. The Aztecs took home offensive player of the year in running back Donnel Pumphrey, defensive player of the year in defensive back Damontae Kazee and Rashaad Penny as special teams player of the year. Rocky Long was named coach of the year, and the only individual honor to not go to San Diego State was freshman of the year which went to Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien.

The Aztecs went undefeated in conference play thus earning these awards, but one can argue -- or at least me -- that New Mexico's Bob Davie had a good argument to win coach of the year for his continual turnaround with the Lobos.

The running back and quarterback positions were the most contested and it was Rypien who took home the first-team quarterback and Colorado State's Nick Stevens for the second-team signal caller. Pumphrey earned first team running back honors along with San Jose State's Tyler Ervin, and the second team went to Wyoming's Brian Hill and Boise State's Jeremy McNichols.

Boise State led the first team offensive selections with four and were followed by San Diego State with three. On the defensive side of the ball it was a tie for three selections between Air Force and the Aztecs.

2015 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE
Pos. Player Cl. Team
QB Brett Rypien Fr. Boise State
WR Thomas Sperbeck Jr. Boise State
WR Rashard Higgins* Jr. Colorado State
RB Donnel Pumphrey* Jr. San Diego State
RB Tyler Ervin Sr. San José State
TE Billy Freeman Jr. San José State
OL Sevrin Remmo Sr. Air Force
OL Marcus Henry Sr. Boise State
OL Rees Odhiambo Sr. Boise State
OL Nico Siragusa Jr. San Diego State
OL Pearce Slater Sr. San Diego State
PK Tyler Rausa Jr. Boise State
PR/KR Rashaad Penny So. San Diego State
2015 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE
Pos. Player Cl. Team
DL Alex Hansen Sr. Air Force
DL Kennedy Tulimasealii Jr. Hawai‘i
DL Ian Seau Sr. Nevada
DL Alex Barrett Jr. San Diego State
LB Calvin Munson Jr. San Diego State
LB Kyler Fackrell Sr. Utah State
LB Nick Vigil* Jr. Utah State
DB Roland Ladipo Jr. Air Force
DB Weston Steelhammer* Jr. Air Force
DB Darian Thompson* Sr. Boise State
DB Damontae Kazee Jr. San Diego State
P Michael Carrizosa So. San José State
*--Two-Time First-Team Selection
2015 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL SECOND-TEAM OFFENSE
Pos. Player Cl. Team
QB Nick Stevens So. Colorado State
WR Devonte Boyd* So. UNLV
WR Hunter Sharp Sr. Utah State
RB Jeremy McNichols So. Boise State
RB Brian Hill So. Wyoming
TE Jake Roh So. Boise State
OL A.J. Ruechel Sr. Air Force
OL Fred Zerblis Jr. Colorado State
OL Alex Fifita Sr. Fresno State
OL Wes Schweitzer Sr. San José State
OL Chase Roullier Jr. Wyoming
PK Brent Zuzo Jr. Nevada
PR/KR Carlos Wiggins Sr. New Mexico
2015 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL SECOND-TEAM DEFENSE
Pos. Player Cl. Team
DL Kamalei Correa Jr. Boise State
DL Cory James Sr. Colorado State
DL Lenny Jones Sr. Nevada
DL Eddie Yarbrough Sr. Wyoming
LB Ejiro Ederaine* Sr. Fresno State
LB Jake Fely* Sr. San Diego State
LB Christian Tago Jr. San José State
DB Donte Deayon** Sr. Boise State
DB Dameon Baber Fr. Nevada
DB J.J. Whittaker* Sr. San Diego State
DB Andrew Wingard Fr. Wyoming
P Hayden Hunt Jr. Colorado State
*--Two-Time Second-Team Selection
**--Three-Time Second-Team Selection
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Donnel Pumphrey, Jr., RB, San Diego State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Damontae Kazee, DB, San Diego State
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Rashaad Penny, So., KR/PR, San Diego State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Brett Rypien, Fr., QB, Boise State
COACH OF THE YEAR
Rocky Long, San Diego State