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2016 Mountain West football top 50 countdown: Honorable mentions

Our annual list of top 50 Mountain West players is back to get you ready for the season.

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The 2016 version of the Mountain West Connection top 50 football players for the upcoming season is finally here (and a few days late), and we start this initial post with the players that did not make the cut. This year that number swelled to 32 players beyond the top 50.

We had multiple writers on the website participate and we will include their list with each selections pick throughout the countdown and see how everyone voted.

We will introduce at least two players today, but the entire list can be found on our StoryStream.

This list of honorable mention players is in no particular order.

Kendall Keys, UNLV, WR

Reno Henderson, UNM, OL

Mike Hughes, UNLV, LB

Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB

Jake Bennett, CSU, C

Johnny Stanton, UNLV, QB

D.J. Dunn, AFA, LB

Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, DB

Gabe Perez, BSU, DL

Maurice McKnight, SJSU, DB

Jermaine Kelly, SJSU, DB

Jarred Gipson, NEV, TE

Asauni Rufus, NEV, DB

Timothy McVey, AFA, RB

Roland Ladipo, AFA, CB

Marcus Kemp, UH, WR

Jesse Washington, AFA, DB

Andre Chachere, SJSU, CB

Devin Centers, USU, FS

Izzy Matthews, CSU, RB

Jamire Jordan, FSU, WR

Will Kreitler, UNLV, C

Tyler Rausa, Boise St, K

Travis Averill, Boise St, G

Kwayde Miller, SDSU, T

Michael Carrizosa, SJSU, P

Salesa Faraimo, NEV, DT

Arthur Flores, SDSU, OL

Christian Chapman, SDSU, QB

Josh Lovingood, CSU, DT

Here are the staff picks and composite rankings.

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17 DJ Dunn, Jr, AFA, LB
22 Maurice McKnight, SJSU, DB
24 Malik Smith, SDSU, DB Roland Ladipo, AFA, CB
25 Andre Chachere, SJSU, CB
27 Kendall Keys, UNLV, WR Kendall Keys, UNLV, WR
28 Timothy McVey, AFA, RB
29 Tanner Gentry, Wyo, WR Devin Centers, USU, FS Devin Centers, USU, FS
30 Roland Ladipo, AFA, CB Salesa Faraimo, DT, NEV
31 Will Kreitler, C, UNLV
33 Izzy Matthews, CSU, RB Gabe Perez, DE, Boise State Jermaine Kelly, SJSU, LB
34 Gabe Perez, DE, Boise State
35 Reno Henderson, UNM, OL
36 Jarred Gipson, Nev, TE
37 Izzy Matthews, RB, CSU Jamire Jordan, WR,FSU
38 Mike Hughes, UNLV, LB Gabe Perez, BSU, DL Jermaine Kelly, SJSU, LB Mike Hughes, UNLV, LB
39 Jermaine Kelly, SJSU, DB Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, S Asauni Rufus, Nev, SS
40 Jamire Jordan, FSU, WR Jamire Jordan, WR, FSU Jarred Gipson, Nev, TE Izzy Matthews, RB CSU
41 Tyler Rausa, K, Boise St Arthur Flores, SDSU, OL Travis Averill, Boise St, OG Reno Henderson, UNM, OL
42 Tanner Gentry, Wyo, WR
43 Johnny Stanton, UNLV, QB Jarred Gipson, NEV, TE Malik Smith, SDSU, FS Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, DB
44 Malik Smith, SDSU, FS Asauni Rufus, NEV, DB Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, S Travis Averill, G, Boise St Christian Chapman, SDSU, QB Malik Smith, SDSU, FS
45 DJ Dunn, AFA, LB Mike Hughes, DT, UNLV Josh Lovingood, CSU, DT
46 Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, DB
47 DJ Dunn, LB, AFA Gabe Perez, BSU, DE DJ Dunn, LB, AFA Malik Smith, SDSU, DB
48 Marcus Kemp, UH, WR Kwayde Miller, T, SDSU Malik Smith, SDSU, FS
49 Jesse Washington, AFA, DB Marcus Kemp, UH, WR Josh Lovingood, CSU, DT
50 Michael Carrizosa, P, SJSU