MWwire's 2022 Preseason All-Conference Mountain West Football Team

MWwire's 2022 Preseason All-Conference Mountain West Football Team

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MWwire's 2022 Preseason All-Conference Mountain West Football Team


Mountain West Wire Presents Its 2022 Preseason All-Conference Football Teams

Our staff reveals its all-conference selections for the best of Mountain West football heading into the 2022 season.

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Who do we expect to be the conference’s best performers this fall?

Mountain West Wire’s 2022 preseason 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

College football season is once again at our doorstep, so our staff here at Mountain West Wire has again put its collective heads together to create our sixth annual preseason all-Mountain West football team. If you’re interested in seeing the first five iterations, click here for the 2017 preseason selections, here for 2018, here for 2019, here for 2020, and here for 2021.

Much like a number of national publications, our preseason all-conference roster goes four deep. We have also continued our efforts to better reflect the variety we see week in and week out throughout the conference, too:

  • We vote for a Defensive Flex player to better reflect that some units — like Boise State, New Mexico, 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, and differentiate 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.
  • A new wrinkle: We vote for long snappers, as well.

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 (Fresno State), Matt Wadleigh (Fresno State/Trojans Wire), Scott Imanaka (Hawaii), Brandon Blake (Nevada), Roger Holien and Ryan Tomari (New Mexico), Ted McGovern (San Diego State), Michael Daly (San Diego State/UNLV), Phil Aliberto (UNLV), and Adam Gardner (Wyoming).

First Team

Air Force running back Brad Roberts (20), left, pulls away from the tackle attempt of Boise State defensive tackle Scott Matlock (99), right, during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Boise, Idaho. Air Force won 24-17. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)


QB – Jake Haener, Fresno State
RB – Brad Roberts, Air Force
RB – Titus Swen, Wyoming
WR – Jalen Cropper, Fresno State
WR – Stefan Cobbs, Boise State
WR – Jesse Matthews, San Diego State
TE – Kyle Patterson, Air Force
C – Alama Uluave, San Diego State
G – Isaac Cochran, Air Force
G – Ben Dooley, Boise State
T – John Ojukwu, Boise State
T – Everett Smalley, Air Force


DT – Dom Peterson, Nevada
DT – Scott Matlock, Boise State
DE – Viliami Fehoko, San Jose State
DE – Cade Hall, San Jose State
OLB – Vince Sanford, Air Force
OLB – Cooper McDonald, San Diego State
ILB – Caden McDonald, San Diego State
ILB – Kyle Harmon, San Jose State
CB – Nohl Williams, UNLV
CB – Kaonohi Kaniho, Boise State
S – JL Skinner, Boise State
S – Evan Williams, Fresno State
FLEX – Patrick McMorris, San Diego State

Special Teams

K – Jonah Dalmas, Boise State
P – Stephen Kotsanlee, Utah State
KR – Jordan Byrd, San Diego State
PR – Jordan Byrd, San Diego State
LS – Ryan Wintermeyer, San Diego State


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