2018 Mountain West Football 50 Best Players: #25, Boise State S Kekoa Nawahine
The young Broncos defensive back continues our countdown of Mountain West football’s top 50 players in 2018.
Another developmental success for the Boise State defense.
The Mountain West Wire countdown of the conference’s top 50 players comes to, yes, another talented Boise State defender: Kekoa Nawahine lands at #25 on this year’s list.
Nawahine was a significant reason that the new kids on the blue were more than alright in 2017. He earned a spot on the second-team all-Mountain West defense after racking up 4.5 tackles for loss, four passes defended and three interceptions. He also finished second among the conference’s defensive backs with 108 tackles, fast becoming one of the most active playmakers in the Mountain West.
Now a junior, it isn’t unreasonable to think that Nawahine could be on the shortlist for the conference’s defensive player of the year. At a minimum, he’ll be a key part of the Broncos’ drive for the Group of 5’s big money bowl bid.