Boise State’s Brett Rypien is Mountain West Wire’s Offensive Player of the Year
The Broncos’ senior QB capped his career with a performance worthy of our staff’s nod for offensive player of the year in Mountain West football.
Rypien has done it all.
When we look back at Mountain West greats some years from now, there’s little doubt that Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien will be a part of the conversation. After four years at the helm, it was hard to imagine what he might do for his final bow but, in the Broncos’ run back to the championship game, Rypien might have had his finest year yet.
It was certainly enough for Brett Rypien, who we at Mountain West Wire believed to be the number-one player in the conference over the summer, to be our selection for offensive player of the year.
On the season, the Broncos senior has completed 68.8% of his passes for 3,580 yards and 29 touchdowns against just seven interceptions. By the end of the Mountain West championship and the team’s to-be-determined bowl game, Rypien will have set career highs in passing attempts and touchdowns, and is very likely to do the same in completion rate and passer rating, too. He also played his best when the stakes were highest, completing 77% of his passes and averaging 9.5 yards per attempt in wins over Fresno State and Utah State.
Now, Rypien has a chance to cement his legacy with a second Mountain West football championship. Don’t bet against him rising to the occasion one more time.
Others receiving votes: Jordan Love, Utah State; KeeSean Johnson, Fresno State; Cole McDonald, Hawaii; Marcus McMaryion, Fresno State; John Ursua, Hawaii; Preston Williams, Colorado State