San Jose State Football: Cade Hall is MWwire’s 2020 Defensive Player of the Year
The San Jose State Spartans defensive end broke out in 2020 and was our staff’s overwhelming pick as Mountain West football’s best defender.
A dominant performance from Sparta.
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
The San Jose State offense may have lit up scoreboards all season long, but it was the defense that most propelled the team’s big leap forward and no one did more to improve than defensive end Cade Hall, who is our staff’s postseason pick as Mountain West football’s defensive player of the year.
After flashing potential in his first two years with the Spartans, Hall had a monster junior campaign in 2020 with ten sacks and 12 tackles for loss in seven games, both of which lead the conference. He was especially dominant when the chips were down, too, racking up 4.5 sacks between the regular season finale against Nevada and the title game against Boise State.
Though it was definitely a team effort for the Spartans and defensive coordinator Derrick Odum, there’s no doubt that Hall was the tip of the proverbial spear that made things go.
— San José State Football 🏆 (@SanJoseStateFB) November 18, 2020
— San José State Football 🏆 (@SanJoseStateFB) December 19, 2020
Also received votes: Viliami Fehoko, defensive lineman, San Jose State