Mountain West Wire Presents Its 2021 Postseason All-Mountain West Football Teams
Our staff has made its selections for the best of Mountain West football as we close out the 2021 season.
Only the best of the best make the cut.
Mountain West Wire’s 2021 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
With the Mountain West’s regular season finally in the books and the conference championship game just days away, our staff here at Mountain West Wire has once again put its collective heads together to create our fourth annual postseason all-Mountain West football team.
If you’re interested in seeing how these selections stack up against our preseason picks, click here. Alternatively, you can click the following links to find our postseason honorees from 2020, 2019, and 2018.
As usual, our all-conference roster goes four deep and attempts to best reflect the variety of offenses and defense we see week in and week out throughout the conference:
- We vote for a Defensive Flex player to better reflect that some units — like Boise State, San Diego State, and Wyoming — often operate with five defensive backs or a nickelback/linebacker hybrid in their 3-3-5 or 4-2-5.
- We split our linebacker selections into two, inside and outside, as we’d previously differentiated between centers, guards and tackles on the offensive lines and between interior lineman and edge rushers on defense.
- We vote for three wide receivers instead of two.
If you disagree with our choices, feel free to let us know what you’d have done differently on Twitter or Facebook.
This year’s voters: Jeremy Mauss, Sean O’Toole (Air Force), Collin Clovis and Erik Smiley (Boise State), Josh Fredlund (Colorado State), Matthew Kenerly and Matthew Wadleigh (Fresno State), Scott Imanaka (Hawaii), Brandon Blake (Nevada), Roger Holien (New Mexico), Erwin Mendoza, Sam McConkie and Logan Jones (Utah State) and Adam Gardner (Wyoming).
QB – Carson Strong, Nevada
RB – Brad Roberts, Air Force
RB – Charles Williams, UNLV
WR – Romeo Doubs, Nevada
WR – Deven Thompkins, Utah State
WR – Khalil Shakir, Boise State
TE – Trey McBride, Colorado State
C – Keegan Cryder, Wyoming
G – William Dunkle, San Diego State
G – Hawk Wimmer, Air Force
T – Zachary Thomas, San Diego State
T – John Ojukwu, Boise State
FLEX – Calvin Turner Jr., Hawaii
DT – Dom Peterson, Nevada
DT – Scott Matlock, Boise State
DE – Cameron Thomas, San Diego State
DE – Scott Patchan, Colorado State
OLB – Caden McDonald, San Diego State
OLB – Jacoby Windmon, UNLV
ILB – Chad Muma, Wyoming
ILB – Darius Muasau, Hawaii
CB – Cortez Davis, Hawaii
CB – Tre Bugg, Air Force
S – Trenton Thompson, San Diego State
S – Khoury Bethley, Hawaii
FLEX – Patrick McMorris, San Diego State
K – Jonah Dalmas, Boise State
P – Matt Araiza, San Diego State
KR – Jordan Byrd, San Diego State
PR – Romeo Doubs, Nevada
QB – Jake Haener, Fresno State
RB – Greg Bell, San Diego State
RB – Ronnie Rivers, Fresno State
WR – Jalen Cropper, Fresno State
WR – Isaiah Neyor, Wyoming
WR – Nick Mardner, Hawaii
TE – Cole Turner, Nevada
C – Alama Uluave, San Diego State
G – Jake Stetz, Boise State
G – Julio Garcia, UNLV
T – Gene Pryor, Hawaii
T – Everett Smalley, Air Force
DT – Jonah Tavai, San Diego State
DT – Blessman Ta’ala, Hawaii
DE – Tristan Nichols, Nevada
DE – Joey Noble, New Mexico
OLB – Riley Whimpey, Boise State
OLB – Vince Sanford, Air Force
ILB – Justin Rice, Utah State
ILB – Kyle Harmon, San Jose State
CB – Tayler Hawkins, San Diego State
CB – C.J. Coldon, Wyoming
S – Evan Williams, Fresno State
S – JL Skinner, Boise State
FLEX – Kekaula Kaniho, Boise State
K – Matt Araiza, San Diego State
P – Ryan Stonehouse, Colorado State
KR – Savon Scarver, Utah State
PR – Khalil Shakir, Boise State