2018 Mountain West Football 50 Best Players: #28, Wyoming DT Youhanna Ghaifan
The Cowboys’ big defensive tackle continues our countdown of Mountain West football’s top 50 players in 2018.
Good luck running inside against Wyoming this fall.
Wyoming defensive tackle Youhanna Ghaifan is next on our list of the Mountain West’s 50 best football players, and he was perhaps the most divisive athlete among out staff, appearing in the top ten on three individual lists and not at all on four others.
Regardless, Ghaifan emerged as perhaps the conference’s best interior lineman in 2017, collecting 15.5 tackles for loss (second-best in the Mountain West) and seven sacks en route to a first-team all-conference nod. No surprise, then, that the Cowboys’ defensive line ranked in the top ten nationally in Havoc Rate (percentage of plays with TFL, pass defended, or forced fumble).
Incredibly, this fall is only his junior season, so if you’re a fan of top-flight defensive play, the best athlete in the conference (at least according to Street and Smith’s) should be appointment viewing.