Each week, we will be announcing our players of the week for the Mountain West Conference. Disclaimer: These are not the official are not the official announcements from the Mountain West. We will be handing out three awards each week: Offensive player of the week, defensive player of the week, and special teams player of the week.
Offensive Player of the Week:
Nick Starkel (San Jose State)
There were five or six guys deserving of the award this week, but Starkel’s performance against the Lobos stood out. In his second start for the Spartans, the grad transfer quarterback completed 34 of 47 passes for 467 yards and five touchdowns. Starkel was impressive, but he will need to take it up a notch next week, when San Jose State takes on San Diego State in what may be an early elimination game.
Defensive Player of the Week:
Charles Hicks (Wyoming)
Hicks played the game of his life for the Cowboys. The junior linebacker had two sacks and an interception that he returned for 47 yards. The Cowboy defense had a great bounce back performance after struggling against Nevada.
Special Teams Player of the Week:
Avery Williams (Boise State)
Williams took another step in cementing himself as one of the best returners in Mountain West history. Williams has added kick returning duties this year and had his sixth career return touchdown (four punt , two kickoff), after taking a kickoff return 88 yards to the house. The reigning special teams player of the year will be looking to take that title home yet again.
Who were your players of the week? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.