Utah State Football: Logan Bonner Is MWwire’s 2021 Newcomer Of The Year
The Aggies quarterback made an instant impact from day one and is our staff’s pick for Mountain West newcomer of the year.
From Jonesboro to the top of the Mountain.
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
Finding success after jumping into the transfer portal isn’t always a given, but Utah State quarterback Logan Bonner put together a record-setting year with the Aggies and became our staff’s pick as the Mountain West’s newcomer of the year.
Bonner, like head coach of the year Blake Anderson, came to Logan from Arkansas State, where he’d operated as part of a tandem under center for the better part of two seasons. After winning the starting job out of fall camp, though, the Rowlett, Texas native came out swinging and never stopped, tying the program record with 32 passing touchdowns while throwing for 3,242 yards and completing 60.5% of his throws. His efforts helped wide receiver Deven Thompkins establish a new single-season program record for receiving yards, as well, and enabled the program to rebound from a dismal 2020, win nine games and claim the Mountain division title.
Bonner’s toughness and big-play ability set a tone that the offense could follow, establishing a standard that will be difficult for the next quarterback to follow.
Just a drop in the bucket from Logan Bonner pic.twitter.com/AWlj5hy7QY
— Stadium (@Stadium) October 17, 2021
This is a ridiculous Logan Bonner throw pic.twitter.com/jEWWDA7T6Q
— Cam Mellor (@CamMellor) October 2, 2021
Also received votes: David Bailey, running back, Colorado State; Cyrus Habibi-Likio, running back, Boise State; Tyson Maeva, linebacker, Fresno State