2020 Mountain West Football Top 50 Players: #22, Boise State LB Riley Whimpey
The Broncos linebacker stayed healthy in 2019 and makes his first appearance on our list of Mountain West football’s best.
An invaluable anchor.
Boise State linebacker Riley Whimpey is the next player on our preseason countdown of Mountain West football’s top athletes.
After missing a chunk of 2018 with a torn ACL, Whimpey came back into the starting lineup last fall and eventually got his feet under him. In the second half of the year, he racked up six of his seven tackles for loss and five of his seven pass breakups while recording double-digit tackles three times en route to a team-high 83 stops.
As a result, Whimpey was named to the all-conference second team and enters 2020 as the most prominent anchor in a deep linebacking unit. If he’s as good as he was once the calendar flipped to November last year, watch out.