Utah State K Dominik Eberle, Boise State PR Avery Williams Are MWwire’s 2019 Special Teams Players of the Year
The Aggies kicker and Broncos punt returner earn our honor as Mountain West football’s special teams standouts.
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The most special of specialists.
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All-Conference Teams | Offensive Player of the Year | Defensive Player of the Year | Freshmen of the Year | Coach of the Year | Coordinator of the Year
No matter where you look, the Mountain West has a convincing case to be college football’s richest conference when it comes to specialists, so selecting standouts was an especially tough task for our task. In the end, two athletes share our nod as special teams players of the year: Utah State kicker Dominik Eberle and Boise State punt returner Avery Williams.
Eberle proved to be as steady as ever for an Aggies offense in transition, finishing the regular season a perfect 40-for-40 on extra point tries while connecting on 19-of-22 field goal attempts, his third straight year of improvement on that front. In the process, he became the conference’s all-time leader in field goals made.
Williams, meanwhile, made his mark as an ace return specialist. For the second time in three years, the junior returned two punts for touchdowns and became one of just two FBS players this fall to turn that trick. Both provided a much-needed spark that, in part, propelled Boise State to the Mountain West championship game once again.
Also received votes: Tyson Dyer, New Mexico; Brandon Heicklen, San Diego State; Savon Scarver, Utah State; Ryan Stonehouse, Colorado State; Brandon Talton, Nevada