College Football News Preseason All-Mountain West Football Team: Preview 2021

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Preview 2021: Previewing and looking ahead to the Mountain West season with the College Football News Preseason All-Mountain West Team & Top 30 players.

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2021 Mountain West Team Previews
Mountain Air Force | Boise St | Colorado St
New Mexico | Utah State | Wyoming
West Fresno St | Hawaii | Nevada
San Diego State | San Jose State | UNLV
2021 CFN Preseason All-MW Team
2021 CFN Mountain West Top 30 Players

2021 Preseason CFN Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year

QB Carson Strong, Jr. Nevada

It’s going to be a huge year for Mountain West quarterbacks. Boise State’s Hank Bachmeier is going to be special if he can stay healthy, Fresno State’s Jake Heaner will put up massive numbers, San Jose State’s Nick Starkel is playing his 14th year of college football, and Kentucky transfer Terry Wilson should jumpstart New Mexico. But Nevada has a guy who’s about to rise up the NFL Draft charts in a hurry.

The 6-4, 215-pound Strong doesn’t run much, but he’s accurate – hitting 70% of his passes last year with just four picks – and he knows how to push the downfield passing game. The Wolf Pack are loaded, and Strong’s about to come up with a giant year.

2021 Preseason CFN Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year

DE Cade Hall, Sr. San Jose State

Take your pick of at least ten Mountain West defensive players who have a case to be here, and it’s hardly even a lock that Hall will be the best defensive end in a conference loaded with terrific pass rushers. Even the guy on the other side of Hall – Viliami Fehoko – might deserve this spot.

But going into the season, the 6-3, 270-pound force should once again be one of the nation’s best pass rushers after coming up with ten sacks and 12 tackles for loss in just seven games. With a loaded defense around him to take the heat off, Hall should dominate.

NEXT: CFN 2021 Preseason All-Mountain West Team

College Football News 2021 Preseason All-Mountain West Team: Offense

QB – Carson Strong, Jr. Nevada

RB – Ronnie Rivers, Sr. Fresno State

RB – Xazavian Valladay, Jr. Wyoming

WR – Romeo Doubs, Sr. Nevada

WR – Khalil Shakir, Sr. Boise State

TE – Trey McBride, Jr. Colorado State

OT – John Ojukwu, Sr. Boise State

C – Keegan Cryder, Jr. Wyoming

OG – Jake Stetz, Sr. Boise State

OT – Jackson Snyder, Sr. San Jose State

OT – Zachary Thomas, Sr. San Diego State

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College Football News 2021 Preseason All-Mountain West Team: Defense

DE – Viliami Fehoko, Jr. San Jose State

DT – Kevin Atkins, Sr. Fresno State

DT – Dom Peterson, Sr. Nevada

DE – Cade Hall, Sr. San Jose State

LB – Darius Muasau, Soph. Hawaii

LB – Caden McDonald, Sr. San Diego State

LB – Chad Muma, Jr. Wyoming

CB – Cortez Davis, Sr. Hawaii

S – Khoury Bethley, Jr. Hawaii

S – Tre Jenkins, Jr. San Jose State

CB – Tayler Hawkins, Sr. San Diego State

College Football News 2021 Preseason All-Mountain West Team: Special Teams

PK – Brandon Talton, Jr. Nevada

P – Ryan Stonehouse, Sr. Colorado State

KR – Thomas Pannunzio, Jr.

PR – Jesse Matthews, Jr. San Diego State

NEXT: CFN 2021 Preseason Top 30 Mountain West Players

College Football News 2021 Preseason Top 30 Mountain West Players

30. S Shaq Bond, Sr. Utah State

29. LB Dequan Jackson, Jr. Colorado State

28. DE David Perales, Sr. Fresno State

27. S Tre Jenkins, Jr. San Jose State

26. DE Shane Irwin, Sr. Boise State

25. LB Demonte Meeks, Sr. Air Force

24. TE Cole Turner, Sr. Nevada

23. RB Charles Williams, Sr. UNLV

22. LB Riley Whimpey, Sr. Boise State

21. S Khoury Bethley, Jr. Hawaii

20. DT Dom Peterson, Sr. Nevada

19. TE Trey McBride, Jr. Colorado State

18. RB Ronnie Rivers, Sr. Fresno State

17. QB Nick Starkel, Sr. San Jose State

16. RB Xazavian Valladay, Jr. Wyoming

15. QB Jake Haener, Sr. Fresno State

14. LB Lawson Hall, Sr. Nevada

13. LB Kyle Harmon, Sr. San Jose State

12. OT Jackson Snyder, Sr. San Jose State

11. QB Hank Bachmeier, Jr. Boise State

10. WR Khalil Shakir, Sr. Boise State

9. WR Romeo Doubs, Sr. Nevada

8. DE Cameron Thomas, Jr. San Diego State

7. DE Scott Patchan, Sr. Colorado State

6. LB Caden McDonald, Sr. San Diego State

5. LB Darius Muasau, Soph. Hawaii

4. DE Viliami Fehoko, Jr. San Jose State

3. LB Chad Muma, Jr. Wyoming

2. DE Cade Hall, Sr. San Jose State

1. QB Carson Strong, Jr. Nevada

2021 Mountain West Team Previews
Mountain Air Force | Boise St | Colorado St
New Mexico | Utah State | Wyoming
West Fresno St | Hawaii | Nevada
San Diego State | San Jose State | UNLV