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Ronnie Rivers named to All-MW first team, several Bulldogs receive conference recognition

The Mountain West revealed its postseason accolades Tuesday, and while no Fresno State players received any individual awards, 10 Bulldogs were named to the all-conference teams. 

Running back Ronnie Rivers was the lone Bulldog selected to the All-Mountain West First Team. He led the Bulldogs with 507 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns, and he added 265 receiving yards and 2 touchdown receptions. 

Right tackle Syrus Tuitele was named to the second team after starting every game for an offense that ranked first in the Mountain West with 479.3 yards per game. 

Defensive end David Perales joined Tuitele on the second team in his first year suiting up for the ‘Dogs following a transfer from Sacramento State. Perales was part of the conference’s No. 1 pass rushing defense, and he contributed 4 sacks and a total of 9 tackles for loss. He also led the conference with 4 forced fumbles. 

Fresno State also had seven players named as honorable mentions: Defensive tackle Kevin Atkins, linebacker Levelle Bailey, wide receiver Jalen Cropper, quarterback Jake Haener, defensive end Kwami Jones, wide receiver Keric Wheatball and safety Evan Williams. 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Offensive Player of the Year

Carson Strong, So., QB, Nevada

Defensive Player of the Year

Cade Hall, Jr., DL, San José State

Special Teams Player of the Year

Avery Williams, Sr., RS, Boise State

Freshman of the Year

Kyle Williams, WR, UNLV

Coach of the Year

Brent Brennan, San José State

2020 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL FIRST-TEAM

Offense

QB: Carson Strong, So., Nevada

WR: Khalil Shakir, Jr., Boise State

WR: Romeo Doubs, Jr., Nevada

WR: Bailey Gaither, Sr., San José State

RB: Ronnie Rivers, Sr., Fresno State

RB: Xazavian Valladay, Jr., Wyoming

TE: Cole Turner, Jr., Nevada

OL: Nolan Laufenberg, Sr., Air Force

OL: Parker Ferguson, Sr., Air Force

OL: Kyle Spalding, Sr., San Diego State

OL: Jack Snyder, Sr., San José State

OL: Keegan Cryder, Jr., Wyoming

PK: Brandon Talton, So., Nevada

KR: Avery Williams, Sr., Boise State

Defense

DL: Scott Patchan, Sr., Colorado State

DL: Cameron Thomas, So., San Diego State

DL: Cade Hall, Jr., San José State

DL: Viliami Fehoko, So., San José State

LB: Darius Muasau, So., Hawai’i

LB: Caden McDonald, Jr., San Diego State

LB: Kyle Harmon, Jr., San José State

LB: Chad Muma, Jr., Wyoming

DB: Avery Williams, Sr., Boise State

DB: Jerrick Reed, Jr., New Mexico

DB: Darren Hall, Jr., San Diego State

DB: Tariq Thompson, Sr., San Diego State

P: Ryan Stonehouse, Sr., Colorado State

PR: Avery Williams, Sr., Boise State

2020 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL SECOND-TEAM

Offense

QB: Nick Starkel, Sr., San José State

WR: Dante Wright, So., Colorado State

WR: Calvin Turner, Sr., Hawai’i

WR: Tre Walker, Sr., San José State

RB: Toa Taua, Jr., Nevada

RB: Greg Bell, Sr., San Diego State

TE: Tre McBride, Jr., Colorado State

OL: John Ojukwu, Jr., Boise State

OL: Jake Stetz, Sr., Boise State

OL: Syrus Tuitele, Sr., Fresno State

OL: Aaron Frost, Jr., Nevada

OL: Zachary Thomas, Sr., San Diego State

PK: John Hoyland, Fr., Wyoming

KR: Jordan Byrd, Jr., San Diego State

Defense

DL: Shane Irwin, Jr., Boise State

DL: David Perales, Jr., Fresno State

DL: Dom Peterson, Jr., Nevada

DL: Sam Hammond, Sr., Nevada

LB: Riley Whimpey, Sr., Boise State

LB: Dequan Jackson, Jr., Colorado State

LB: Lawson Hall, Sr., Nevada

LB: Brandon Shook, Sr., New Mexico

DB: Kekaula Kaniho, Sr., Boise State

DB: Jalen Walker, Sr., Boise State

DB: Cortez Davis, Sr., Hawai’i

DB: Tre Jenkins, So., San José State

P: Tanner Kuljian, Sr., San Diego State

PR: Romeo Doubs, Jr., Nevada

Photo: Fresno State Athletics

Daniel Gligich
Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at daniel.gligich@sjvsun.com.