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Top 50 Mountain West players: No. 18 is Colorado State DB Trent Matthews

We countdown the top 50 players for the Mountain West season and No. 18 is Colorado State defensive back Trent Matthews.

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 46 player in our top 50 countdown is Colorado State Rams defensive back Trent Matthews. Matthews is part of an experienced defensive backfield for the Rams which returns four starters, and Matthews being the returning leader in pass brekups with eight and three interceptions.

Our player countdown will be posted at 8 a.m. MT each and every day, and here is our StoryStream of our countdown. Feel free to agree or disagree, civilly of course, in the comments about the list. New players are in bold.

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12. Trent Matthews, DB, CSU Trent Matthews, DB, CSU
13. Trent Matthews, DB, CSU
14. Trent Matthews, DB, CSU Trent Matthews, DB, CSU
15. Trent Matthews, DB, CSU
16. Teriyon Gipson, RB, UNM Trent Matthews, DB, CSU
17. Trent Matthews, DB, CSU
18. Trent Matthews, DB, CSU Uso Olive, DL, WYO Uso Olive, DL, WYO
19. Trent Matthews, DB, CSU Trent Matthews, DB, CSU
20. Lamar Jordan, QB UNM Steven Walker, TE, CSU
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22. Ryan Finley, QB, BSU

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Ryan Finley, QB, BSU
24. Steven Walker, TE, CSU Steven Walker, TE, CSU
25. Nate Romine, QB, AFA
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27. Jarred Gipson, TE, NEV
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29. Teryion Gibson, RB, UNM Ben Weaver, LB, BSU
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31. Ben Weaver, LB, BSU Ryan Finley, QB, BSU Travis Averill, OL, BSU
32. Don Jackson, RB, NEV Steven Walker, TE, CSU
33. Don Jackson, RB, NEV
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35. Jeremy McNichols, WR/RB BSU Ben Weaver, LB, BSU Travis Averill, OL, BSU
36. Ben Clarke, OL, UH Ben Clarke, OL, UH
37. Don Jackson, RB NE Jordan Nielsen, DL, USU Alex Fifita, OT, FSU Cleveland Wallace III, CB, SJSU Steven Walker, TE, CSU
38. Blake Decker, QB UNLV Travis Averill, OL, BSU Joe Gray, QB, SJSU Jordan Nielsen, DL, USU Jimmy Pruitt, CB, SJSU Ben Weaver, LB, BSU
39. Cleveland Wallace III, CB, SJSU Jarred Gipson, TE, NEV Jordan Nielsen, DL, USU Ben Clarke, OL, UH
40. Ryan Finley, QB, BSU
41. Zack Greenlee, QB FSU Joe Gray, QB, SJSU Jordan Nielsen, DL, USU Garrett Brown, WR, AFA Lucas Wacha, LB, WYO Tyler Gray, LB, BSU
42. Cleveland Wallace III, CB, SJSU
43. Jordan Nielsen, DL, USU Jordan Nielsen, DL, USU Lucas Wacha, LB, WYO Cleveland Wallace III, CB, SJSU Jonathan Moxey, CB, BSU
44. Jeremy McNichols, WR/RB BSU Lucas Wacha, LB, WYO Uso Olive, DL, WYO
45. Hasaan Henderson, WR, NEV Lucas Wacha, LB, WYO Hasaan Henderson, WR, NEV Kevin Pierre-Louis, DB, CSU
46. Jake Roh, TE, BSU Alex Fifita, OT, FSU Hasaan Henderson, WR, NEV Garrett Brown, WR, AFA Nate Romine, QB, AFA
47. Jordan Nielsen, DL, USU Hasaan Henderson, WR, NEV Diocemy Saint-Juste, RB Hawaii Kelsey Young, RB, BSU Justin Northern, OG, FSU Joe Gray, QB, SJSU Steven Walker, TE, CSU Lamar Jordan, QB UNM Lamar Jordan, QB UNM
48.Ryan Finley, QB, BSU Lamar Jordan, QB, UNM
Bo Bonnheim, C, FSU Hasaan Henderson, WR, NEV Tau Lotulelei, LB, UNLV Jordan Nielsen, DL, USU
49.Ben Weaver, LB, BSU Garrett Brown, WR, AFA Joe Gray, QB, SJSU Ben Clarke, OL, UH Lucas Wacha, LB, WYO
50. Steven Walker, TE, CSU Zack Greenlee, QB, FSU Garrett Brown, WR, AFA Garrett Brown, WR, AFA Rafe Kiely, OL, WYO