Mountain West Football: The Top 50 Players of 2020
Our annual countdown of the Mountain West Conference’s 50 best football players has returned.
Who will be #1? Stick around and find out.
There can be only fifty. College football fans, our countdown of the Mountain West Conference’s top players is finally back.
Our staff’s votes — which included a total of 123 different athletes, 33 of whom received at least one top-ten vote — were perhaps more diverse than they have ever been before.
We will update this page every day with a new athlete, so bookmark it or simply follow Mountain West Wire on Twitter and Facebook to stay on top of everything and tell us about your inevitable outrage. You can also keep an eye on the hashtag #MWwireTop50, as well.
And if you’re interested in seeing how this year’s list stacks up with our choices from the first two years here at Mountain West Wire, check out the 2018 countdown here and the 2019 edition here (unfortunately, our 2017 countdown has been cast into the digital ether and will require a complete reconstruction at a later date).
Finally, for the sake of transparency, here is the list of those writers on staff who voted: Brandon Blake (Nevada), Collin Clovis (Boise State), Josh Fredlund (Colorado State), Roger Holien (New Mexico), Logan Jones (Utah State), Matthew Kenerly (Fresno State), Jeremy Mauss (Utah), Sam McConkie (Utah State), Erwin Mendoza (San Diego State), Sean O’Toole (Air Force), Raja Prabhala (Boise State), Jesse Tachiquin (Wyoming)
Thank you for following along!
- Honorable Mentions
- #50 — Boise State DT Scale Igiehon
- #49 — San Diego State G William Dunkle
- #48 — Hawaii C Taaga Tuulima
- #47 — Wyoming QB Sean Chambers
- #46 — Nevada K Brandon Talton
- #45 — Wyoming DE Garrett Crall
- #44 — Boise State TE John Bates
- #43 — Hawaii G Solo Vaipulu
- #42 — New Mexico RUSH Jacobi Hearn
- #41 — Colorado State P Ryan Stonehouse
- #40 — Utah State RB Jaylen Warren
- #39 — New Mexico TE Marcus Williams
- #38 — Boise State OT John Ojukwu
- #37 — Utah State LB/S Troy Lefeged Jr.
- #36 — Hawaii QB Chevan Cordeiro
- #35 — Nevada WR Elijah Cooks
- #34 — Nevada RB Toa Taua
- #33 — Hawaii OT Ilm Manning
- #32 — Air Force DE Jordan Jackson
- #31 — Colorado State QB Patrick O’Brien
- #30 — Hawaii WR Jared Smart
- #29 — San Diego State S Dwayne Johnson Jr.
- #28 — Wyoming DE Solomon Byrd
- #27 — San Diego State DE Keshawn Banks
- #26 — Fresno State LB Justin Rice