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Mountain West Connection 2020 Postseason Awards.

Our team’s thoughts on the best of the Mountain West this year.

Here at MWCConnection, we continue to have content reviewing this football season, both this week as well as over the months to come.

Yesterday, we released our postseason all-MWC teams. Today, we are releasing our postseason awards. Like yesterday’s post, our team members submitted their picks and the players and teams with the most votes won out. Take a look at what we said in the preseason here and then view what we compiled below:


Offensive Player of the Year:

  • QB Carson Strong (Nevada)

Defensive Player of the Year:

  • DE Cade Hall (San Jose State)

Special Teams Player of the Year:

  • DB Avery Williams (Boise State)

Offensive Breakout Player of the Year:

  • WR Dante Wright (Colorado State)

Defensive Breakout Player of the Year:

  • DE Shane Irwin (Boise State)

Offensive Freshman of the Year:

  • WR Kyle Williams (UNLV)

Defensive Freshman of the Year:

  • DT Jordan Bertagnole (Wyoming)

Coach of the Year:

  • Brent Brennan (San Jose State)

Team Breakdown:

Boise State: 2

San Jose State: 2

Colorado State: 1

Nevada: 1


Wyoming: 1


  • Special Teams, Offensive Breakout, Defensive Breakout, and Coach of the year were all unanimous choices.
  • Defensive player of the year was the closest call, but the other player considered (Kyle Harmon) was also a SJSU player.
  • Our choices for the four traditional awards lined up with the conference selections.
  • Interestingly enough, Colorado State had last year’s offensive breakout player of the year and Wyoming had last year’s defensive freshman of the year. They both repeat this year.

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 you feedback in the comments section.

Coming tomorrow: Our coverage continues as Peak Perspective will take a look at which teams had the best position units in 2020.