2020 Mountain West Football Top 50 Players: #23, Air Force LB Demonte Meeks
The Air Force linebacker is the second Falcons defender to land in our countdown of Mountain West football’s best performers.
A key returning piece for a team in transition.
The Air Force Falcons might be losing a lot of star power on both sides of the ball in 2020, but the defense can at least boast returning the next entrant on our annual list of the conference’s top athletes.
Linebacker Demonte Meeks was exactly the kind of impact player the stingy front seven needed, leading the team with 98 tackles and nine tackles for loss while finishing second with four sacks. As a result, he ended the year as one of three Air Force defenders to crack the all-conference squad, earning a spot on the second team, and helped kick off this summer’s watch list season by being named one of two Mountain West athletes on the Lott IMPACT Trophy list.
If you still don’t believe Meeks is among the conference’s top performers going into 2020, though, his biggest supporters aren’t shy about speaking in his favor: