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The Mountain West Connection All-MWC 2019 Postseason Team

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Our version of the all-MWC team.

The official all-MWC team will be released later this week. Here at MWCConnection, we are getting involved in the fun by releasing our own post-season content ahead of time.

Members of our team submitted their list of votes and we took the top vote getters at each position to form our two teams. Since offensive formations are so different, we put 2 RBs and 2 WRs on the team, plus a FLEX, which can either a RB or WR. Defensively, we just use a traditional 4-3 for its positions. For special teams, we have a kicker, a punter, and a returner. For reference, here was our pre-season 2019 team from July.

Disclaimer: There are a lot of great players in the conference and only so many spots. Arguments can be made for many guys to be mentioned or on a higher team. There will always be snubs. Always. Try to treat this list as a group of guys who are for the most part deserving but it’s not as inclusive as it should be. There are other deserving players as well, but we feel everyone who did make it is deserving.

With that being said, here is the 2019 Mountain West Connection All-MWC Postseason Team:

First Team:

Quarterback

  • Josh Love (San Jose State)

Running Back

  • Charles Williams (UNLV)
  • Xazavian Valladay (Wyoming)

Wide Receivers

  • JoJo Ward (Hawaii)
  • John Hightower (Boise State)

Flex

  • Tre Walker (San Jose State)

Tight End

  • Trey McBride (Colorado State)

Offensive Line

  • Keith Ismael (San Diego State)
  • Ilm Manning (Hawaii)
  • Solo Vaipulu (Hawaii)
  • Ezra Cleveland (Boise State)
  • Keegan Cryder (Wyoming)

Defensive Line

  • Curtis Weaver (Boise State)
  • Javaree Jackson (Wyoming)
  • Solomon Byrd (Wyoming)
  • Dom Peterson (Nevada)

Linebackers

  • Logan Wilson (Wyoming)
  • David Woodward (Utah State)
  • Kyahva Tezino (San Diego State)

Defensive Backs

  • Tariq Thompson (San Diego State)
  • Luq Barcoo (San Diego State)
  • Alijah Haliliburton (Wyoming)
  • Jamal Hicks (Colorado State)

Kicker

  • Brandon Talton (Nevada)

Punter

  • Ryan Stonehouse (Colorado State)

Returner

  • Savon Scarver (Utah State)

Second Team:

Quarterback

  • Donald Hammond III (Air Force)

Running Back

  • Ronnie Rivers (Fresno State)
  • George Holani (Boise State)

Wide Receivers

  • Warren Jackson (Colorado State)
  • Cedric Byrd (Hawaii)

Flex

  • Khalil Shakir (Boise State)

Tight End

  • Caleb Repp (Utah State)

Offensive Line

  • Scott Hattok (Air Force)
  • John Molchon (Boise State)
  • Justin Polu (UNLV)
  • Jake Nelson (Nevada)
  • Parker Ferguson (Air Force)

Defensive Line

  • Jordan Jackson (Air Force)
  • Tipa Galeai (Utah State)
  • Sailosi Latu (San Jose State)
  • Kaimana Padello (Hawaii)

Linebackers

  • Justin Rice (Fresno State)
  • Javin White (UNLV)
  • Alex Hart (New Mexico)

Defensive Backs

  • Shaq Bong (Utah State)
  • Daniel Brown (Nevada)
  • Kekaula Kaniho (Boise State)
  • Jeremy Fejedelem (Air Force)

Kicker

  • Dominik Eberle (Utah State)

Punter

  • Tyson Dyer (New Mexico)

Returner

  • Avery Williams (Boise State)

Breakdown by team (1st team in parenthesis):

  • Boise State: 8 (3)
  • Utah State: 6 (2)
  • Wyoming: 6 (6)
  • Hawaii: 5 (3)
  • Air Force: 5 (0)
  • San Diego State: 4 (4)
  • Colorado State: 4 (3)
  • Nevada: 4 (2)
  • San Jose State: 3 (2)
  • UNLV: 3 (1)
  • Fresno State: 2 (0)
  • New Mexico: 2 (0)

Notes:

  • There were 11 unanimous selections: Josh Love, Charles Williams, Keith Ismael, Ilm Manning, Curtis Weaver, Javaree Jackson, Solomon Byrd, David Woodward, Logan Wilson, Tariq Thompson, and Luq Barcoo.
  • Boise State had the most total players on the two teams, followed by Utah State and Wyoming. However, the Cowboys far and away had the most players on the first-team. In fact, all of their players who appeared on our list were first-team selections.
  • First team linebacker had four incredibly talented players for three spots and it was difficult to find much separation between them. Similarly, there was a tough call made for the first team wide receiver spots.
  • Quarterback, tight end, flex, and the special teams spots were positions the team felt clear about, although people had mixed views on who was first or second team.
  • Second team battles included wide receiver, linebacker, and defensive back as spots that had arguments to include multiple players but didn’t have enough spots.

There it is. So let’s hear it. Who did we snub? Who did we put on here that shouldn’t be? Let’s hear your feedback in the comments section.

Coming tomorrow: Our picks for Mountain West Conference awards.