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The MWCConnection All-MWC 2020 Post Season Teams

Our version of the all-MWC team.

The official all-MWC team were released last week, but we waiting until Air Force and the championship game were played. 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 with a FLEX thrown in as well for its positions. For special teams, we have a kicker, a punter, and a returner. For reference, here was our pre-season 2020 team from the start of the season.

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

  • Carson Strong (Nevada) x

Running Back

  • Xazavian Valladay (Wyoming) x
  • Ronnie Rivers (Fresno State) x

Wide Receivers

Flex

  • Bailey Gaither (San Jose State) x

Tight End

  • Trey McBride (Colorado State) x

Offensive Line

  • Nolan Laufenberg (Air Force) x
  • Parker Ferguson (Air Force) x
  • Keegan Cryder (Wyoming) x
  • Jake Stenz (Boise State) x
  • Kekaniokoa Holamalia-Gonzalez (Boise State) x

Defensive Line

  • Cade Hall (San Jose State) x
  • Dom Peterson (Nevada) x
  • Shane Irwin (Boise State) x
  • Scott Patchan (Colorado State) x

Linebackers

  • Kyle Harmon (San Jose State) x
  • Chad Muma (Wyoming) x
  • Riley Whimpey (Boise State) x

Defensive Backs

  • Darren Hall (San Diego State) x
  • Jalen Walker (Boise State) x
  • Jerrick Reed (New Mexico) x
  • Bralyn Lux (Fresno State) x

Flex

  • Darius Muasau (Hawai‘i) x

Kicker

  • Brandon Talton (Nevada) x

Punter

  • Ryan Stonehouse (Colorado State) x

Returner

  • Avery Williams (Boise State) x

Second Team:

Quarterback

  • Nick Starkel (San Jose State) x

Running Back

  • Greg Bell (San Diego State) x
  • Charles Williams (UNLV) x

Wide Receivers

  • Dante Wright (Colorado State) x
  • Tre Walker (San Jose State) x

Flex

  • Calvin Turner (Hawaii) x

Tight End

  • Derrick Deese Jr (San Jose State) x

Offensive Line

  • Kyle Spalding (San Diego State) x
  • Jack Snyder (San Jose State) x
  • Syrus Tuitele (Fresno State) x
  • Aaron Frost, Jr. (Nevada) x
  • Zachary Thomas, Sr. (San Diego State) x

Defensive Line

  • Cameron Thomas (San Diego State) x
  • Viliami Fehoko (San Jose State) x
  • Scott Matlock (Boise State) x
  • David Perales (Fresno State)

Linebackers

  • Brandon Shook (New Mexico) x
  • Dequan Jackson (Colorado State) x
  • Lawson Hall (Nevada) x

Defensive Backs

  • Wylan Free (Fresno State) x
  • Shaq Bond (Utah State) x
  • Tariq Thompson (San Diego State) x
  • Kekaula Kaniho (Boise State) x

Flex

  • Dwayne Johnson (San Diego State) x

Kicker

  • John Hoyland (Wyoming) x

Punter

  • Julian Diaz (Nevada) x

Returner

  • Savon Scarver (Utah State) x

Breakdown by team (1st team in parenthesis):

  • Boise State 9 (7)
  • San Jose State 8 (3)
  • Nevada 7 (4)
  • San Diego State 7 (1)
  • Colorado State 5 (3)
  • Wyoming 4 (3)
  • Fresno State 4 (2)
  • Air Force 2 (2)
  • Hawaii 2 (1)
  • New Mexico 2 (1)
  • Utah State 2 (0)
  • UNLV 1 (0)

Notes:

  • There were 16 unanimous selections: Carson Strong, Khalil Shakir, Romeo Doubs, Bailey Gaither, Trey McBride, Nolan Laufenberg, Parker Ferguson, Keegan Cryder, Cade Hall, Kyle Harmon, Chad Muma, Riley Whimpey, Darren Hall, Jalen Walker, Brandon Talton, and Avery Williams.
  • Boise State and San Jose State led the way in the most total players on the two teams, which was no surprise as they were the two top teams this year. Air Force had a low number of players but they were both on the first team. Then SDSU had a high number of players but only one first-teamer.
  • Quarterback, Wide Receiver, linebacker, and the special teams spots were relatively straightforward choices.
  • The hardest decisions were the offensive line, defensive line, and the secondary.

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.