Nevada Football: Carson Strong is MWwire’s 2020 Offensive Player of the Year
The Wolf Pack quarterback torched Mountain West defenses all season and was our staff’s pick as the conference’s top offensive performer.
An easy call.
Mountain West Wire’s 2020 postseason honors:
All-Conference Teams | Offensive Player of the Year | Defensive Player of the Year | Special Teams Player of the Year | Freshman of the Year | Newcomer of the Year | Coach of the Year | Coordinator of the Year
Not just anyone can operate an Air Raid offense at a high level, but Nevada quarterback Carson Strong followed up a strong finish to 2019 by taking a flamethrower to Mountain West defenses this fall and earning our nod as the conference’s offensive player of the year.
The Wolf Pack weren’t shy about leaning on the sophomore early and often in 2020 and Strong averaged nearly 40 attempts per game as a result. It worked out better than anyone in the Silver State could’ve hoped, however, as he led the Mountain West with a 70.1% completion rate, 2,858 passing yards and 27 touchdowns against just four interceptions in nine games.
CARSON STRONG ➡️ JAMAAL BELL WITH HIS FIRST CAREER TOUCHDOWN
Nevada leads 38-20!!! pic.twitter.com/TGpJqTf3MJ
— Pack Center (@PackCenterNV) December 22, 2020
Imma leave this right here..
— Nevada Football (@NevadaFootball) December 22, 2020
Also received votes: Nick Starkel, quarterback, San Jose State