Hank Bachmeier, Dante Wright Are MWwire's 2019 Co-Freshmen of the Year

Hank Bachmeier, Dante Wright Are MWwire's 2019 Co-Freshmen of the Year

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Hank Bachmeier, Dante Wright Are MWwire's 2019 Co-Freshmen of the Year

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Boise State QB Hank Bachmeier, Colorado State WR Dante Wright Are MWwire’s 2019 Co-Freshmen of the Year


The Broncos quarterback and Rams wide receiver share our staff’s honor as Mountain West football’s freshmen of the year.


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mwwire’s 2019 postseason honors:

All-Conference Teams | Offensive Player of the Year | Defensive Player of the Year | Special Teams Players of the Year | Coach of the Year | Coordinator of the Year

A number of young stars stepped into the void left by the litany of departures from the Mountain West last off-season, enough so that two have earned the right to be named our staff’s picks as freshmen of the year: Boise State quarterback Hank Bachmeier and Colorado State wide receiver Dante Wright.

The Bronco they call “Hurricane Hank”, who was also our staff’s pick as preseason freshman of the year, arrived with a great deal of hype and lived up to it almost immediately, rallying Boise State for a win on the road against Florida State and earning a reputation as a gunslinger unafraid of contact. Though he missed four of the team’s last five games with injury, Bachmeier acquitted himself well in his seven games under center, completing 63.2% of his passes at 9.1 yards per attempt with nine touchdowns and four interceptions.

Dante Wright, meanwhile, may not have the flashy nickname but more than made up for it by being a do-it-all weapon for the Rams offense, scoring six touchdowns for Colorado State this fall. His 1,154 all-purpose yards are also the most by a Mountain West freshman receiver since Davante Adams in 2012, as were his 11 plays of 30-plus yards, making him a human highlight reel sure to excite the green and gold for years to come.

 

Also received votes: George Holani, Boise State; Solomon Byrd, Wyoming; Sean Chambers, Wyoming; Chevan Cordeiro, Hawaii

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