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Top 50 Mountain West Players: No. 31 is Defensive Back Peni Vea from UNLV

UNLV has its first representative on the MW Top 50 countdown in defensive back Peni Vea. The senior defensive back enters the countdown at number 31.

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The UNLV Rebels have their first representative on the Top 50 countdown with senior defensive back Peni Vea. A 2014 Mountain West Conference honorable mention award last season has put Vea in the spotlight this season as he is gaining both first and second team mentions in the preseason all conference teams. Vea has been used in a variety of ways in his career, both in coverage and at the line of scrimmage. Vea had 3.5 sacks last season to go with 7.5 tackles for loss. He is 28 tackles away from entering the top ten in that category for the school.

Our player countdown will be posted in the morning 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.

Overall Jeremy Mauss Chris Hondros Duane Grasmick Scott Tejerian Ben Mitchum Dont Warrior Bout It erwinism Chris Strickley Brandon Truffa Matthew Kenerly Parker Robertson
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6. J.J. Whittaker, DB,SDSU
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10. Brian Hill, RB, WYO
11. Brian Hill, RB, WYO
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14. Brian Hill, RB, WYO

Rees Odhiambo, OL, BSU

15.
16. Kyrie Wilson, LB, FSU Teriyon Gipson, RB, UNM Brian Hill, RB, WYO
17. Uso Olive, DL, WYO J.J. Whittaker, DB, SDSU
18. Uso Olive, DL, WYO Peni Vea, DB, UNLV
Charles Washington, DB, FSU
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20. Lamar Jordan, QB UNM Charles Washington, DB, FSU Steven Walker, TE, CSU
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22.
Jake Roh, TE, BSU Christian Tago, LB, SJSU Rees Odhiambo, OL, BSU Ryan Finley, QB, BSU Charles Washington, DB, FSU Darrell Green, OL, SDSU

23.

Rykeem Yates, LB, Nev Christian Tago, LB, SJSU
Christian Tago, LB, SJSU Ryan Finley, QB, BSU Ejiro Ederaine, LB, FSU Brian Hill, RB, WYO
24. Steven Walker, TE, CSU Steven Walker, TE, CSU Rees Odhiambo, OL, BSU Austin Stephens, C, USU Darrell Green, OL, SDSU
Rees Odhiambo, OL, BSU
25. Nate Romine, QB, AFA Christian Tago, LB, SJSU Darrell Greene, OL, SDSU Damontae Kazee, DB, SDSU Alex Hansen, DL, AFA Alex Hansen, DL, AFA
26.
Christian Tago, LB, SJSU Charles Washington, DB, FSU
27.

Peni Vea, DB, UNLV

Jarred Gipson, TE, NEV
Alex Hansen, DL, AFA Christian Tago, LB, SJSU Christian Tago, LB, SJSU Austin Stephens, C, USU
28. Alex Hansen, DL, AFA Marcus Kemp, WR, UH Austin Stephens, C, USU Damontae Kazee, DB, SDSU Kevin Pierre-Louis, DB, CSU
29. Teryion Gibson, RB, UNM Jake Roh, TE, BSU Peni Vea, DB, UNLV Alex Hansen, DL - AFA Jake Roh, TE, BSU Ben Weaver, LB, BSU Devin Centers, DB, USU
30. Austin Stephens, C, USU Ryan Finley, QB, BSU Brian Hill, RB, WYO Damontae Kazee, DB, SDSU Rykeem Yates, LB, Nev J.J. Whittaker, DB, SDSU Kennedy Tulimasealii, DL UH
31.Peni Vea, DB, UNLV Ben Weaver, LB, BSU Damontae Kazee, DB, SDSU Rykeem Yates, LB, Nev Austin Stephens, C, USU Don Jackson, RB, NEV Austin Stephens, C, USU Marcus Kemp, WR, UH Austin Stephens, C, USU Travis Averill, OL, BSU
32.Darrell Greene, OL, SDSU Kyrie Wilson, LB, FSU Damontae Kazee, DB, SDSU
Steven Walker, TE, CSU J.J. Whittaker, DB, SDSU Rykeem Yates, LB, Nev Damontae Kazee, DB, SDSU Pearce Slater, OL, SDSU
33. Christian Tago, LB, SJSU
Don Jackson, RB, NEV Marcus Kemp, WR, UH Brian Hill, RB, WYO Marcus Kemp, WR, UH Austin Stephens, C, USU Rykeem Yates, LB, Nev Jake Roh, TE, BSU Marcus Kemp, WR, UH Jake Fely, LB, SDSU
34. Kyrie Wilson, LB, FSU Diocemy Saint-Juste, RB, Hawaii Thomas Sperbeck, WR, BSU Damontae Kazee, DB, SDSU
Rykeem Yates, LB, Nev Thomas Sperbeck, WR, BSU Peni Vea, DB, UNLV
35. Brian Hill, RB, WYO
Jeremy McNichols, WR/RB BSU Ben Weaver, LB, BSU Alex Hansen, DL - AFA Pearce Slater, OL, SDSU Damontae Kazee, DB, SDSU Kyrie Wilson, LB, FSU Darrell Green, OL, SDSU Travis Averill, OL, BSU

Maurice McKnight, DB, SJSU

Austin Stephens, C, USU
36. Austin Stephens, C, USU Devin Centers, DB, USU Kyrie Wilson, LB, FSU
Peni Vea, DB, UNLV Ben Clarke, OL, UH Damontae Kazee, DB, SDSU Thomas Sperbeck, WR, BSU Ben Clarke, OL, UH
37. Rykeem Yates, LB, NEV J.J. Whittaker, DB,SDSU Don Jackson, RB NE J.J. Whittaker, DB, SDSU Marcus Kemp, WR, UH Quinton Pedroza, WR, UH Jordan Nielsen, DL, USU Alex Fifita, OT, FSU Pearce Slater, OL, SDSU Cleveland Wallace III, CB, SJSU Steven Walker, TE, CSU
38. Marcus Kemp, WR, UH Marcus Kemp, WR, UH Blake Decker, QB UNLV Charles Washington, DB, FSU
Chase Roullier, OL, WYO Rykeem Yates, LB, Nev Travis Averill, OL, BSU Joe Gray, QB, SJSU Jordan Nielsen, DL, USU Jimmy Pruitt, CB, SJSU Ben Weaver, LB, BSU
39. Jake Roh, TE, BSU Kennedy Tulimasealii, DL UH Cleveland Wallace III, CB, SJSU Kennedy Tulimasealii, DL UH Darrell Green, OL, SDSU Jarred Gipson, TE, NEV Jordan Nielsen, DL, USU Kennedy Tulimasealii, DL UH Ben Clarke, OL, UH
40. Kennedy Tulimasealii, DL UH Kennedy Tulimasealii, DL UH Teryion Gibson, RB, UNM Marcus Kemp, WR, UH Jordan Nielsen, DL, USU Garrett Brown, WR, AFA Kyrie Wilson, LB, FSU Ryan Finley, QB, BSU Darrell Green, OL, SDSU Peni Vea, DB, UNLV
41. Damontae Kazee, DB, SDSU Brian Hill, RB, WYO
Joe Gray, QB, SJSU Ejiro Ederaine, LB, FSU Devin Centers, DB, USU Marcus Kemp, WR, UH Kennedy Tulimasealii, DL UH Cleveland Wallace III, CB, SJSU Lucas Wacha, LB, WYO Tyler Gray, LB, BSU Christian Tago, LB, SJSU
42. Devin Centers, DB, USU Peni Vea, DB, UNLV Zack Greenlee, QB FSU Thomas Sperbeck, WR, BSU
Rees Odhiambo, OL, BSU Alex Hansen, DL, AFA Kyrie Wilson, LB, FSU Kyrie Wilson, LB, FSU Alex Hansen, DL, AFA Damontae Kazee, DB, SDSU
43. J.J. Whittaker, DB, SDSU Jordan Nielsen, DL, USU Todd Hunt, DL, FSU Cameron Coffman, QB, WYO Jordan Nielsen, DL, USU Lloyd Mills, KR, SDSU Devin Centers, DB, USU Cleveland Wallace III, CB, SJSU Jonathan Moxey, CB, BSU Jake Roh, TE, BSU
44. Thomas Sperbeck, WR, BSU Thomas Sperbeck, WR, BSU Ejiro Ederaine, LB FSU Devin Centers, DB, USU Rykeem Yates, LB, Nev Ryan Cummings, OL, WYO Lucas Wacha, LB, WYO Lucas Wacha, LB, WYO Devin Centers, DB, USU Devin Centers, DB, USU Uso Olive, DL, WYO
45. Charles Washington, DB, FSU Rykeem Yates, LB, Nev Hasaan Henderson, WR, NEV
Lucas Wacha, LB, WYO Devin Centers, DB, USU Hasaan Henderson, WR, NEV Peni Vea, DB, UNLV Kevin Pierre-Louis, DB, CSU Kyrie Wilson, LB, FSU
46. J.J. Whittaker, DB, SDSU Jake Roh, TE, BSU Christian Tago, LB, SJSU Rees Odhiambo, OL - BSU Justin Northern, OG, FSU Kevin Pierre-Louis, DB, CSU Hasaan Henderson, WR, NEV Devin Centers, DB, USU Garrett Brown, WR, AFA Marcus Kemp, WR, UH Nate Romine, QB, AFA
47. Jordan Nielsen, DL, USU Hasaan Henderson, WR, NEV Diocemy Saint-Juste, RB Hawaii Kelsey Young, RB, BSU Bo Bonnheim, C, FSU Brian Burrell, QB, FSU Joe Gray, QB, SJSU Charles Washington, DB, FSU Steven Walker, TE, CSU Lamar Jordan, QB UNM Kyrie Wilson, LB, FSU Lamar Jordan, QB UNM
48.Ryan Finley, QB, BSU Lamar Jordan, QB, UNM
J.J. Whittaker, DB, SDSU Joe Gray, QB, SJSU Thomas Sperbeck, WR, BSU Jake Fely, LB, SDSU Brett Rypien, QB, BSU Hasaan Henderson, WR, NEV Tau Lotulelei, LB, UNLV Jordan Nielsen, DL, USU
49.Ben Weaver, LB, BSU Garrett Brown, WR, AFA Brian Hill, RB, WYO Kyrie Wilson, LB, FSU Garrett Brown, WR, AFA Drew Van Maanan, FB, WYO Ben Clarke, OL, UH Lucas Wacha, LB, WYO Lloyd Mills, KR, SDSU Peni Vea, DB, UNLV
50. Steven Walker, TE, CSU Zack Greenlee, QB, FSU Garrett Brown, WR, AFA Brian Hill, RB, WYO J.J. Whittaker, DB, SDSU Thomas Sperbeck, WR, BSU Peni Vea, DB, UNLV Rafe Kiely, OL, WYO Jake Fely, LB, SDSU Rafe Kiely, OL, WYO