Bulldogs earn postseason honors on MW second team

This is the first time in several years that the Bulldogs have been left off the top All-Conference team.

The Mountain West announced the All-Conference teams on Tuesday, and Fresno State did not have a single player selected to the first team. 

Several Bulldogs, however, were named to the second team and as honorable mentions. 


The big picture: Offensive lineman Mose Vavao, linebacker Levelle Bailey, defensive lineman Devo Bridges, cornerback Carlton Johnson and cornerback Morice Norris Jr. were selected to the second team. 

  • Wide receiver Erik Brooks, quarterback Mikey Keene, running back Malik Sherrod, left tackle Jacob Spomer and tight end Tre Watson were named as honorable mentions. 
  • This is the first time since 2016 that the Bulldogs were left off of the All Mountain West First Team. 
  • Further, Fresno State was not represented in the conference’s year-end awards either. 
  • Boise State running back Ashton Jeanty was named the Offensive Player of the Year. Colorado State defensive end Mohamed Kamara was named the Defensive Player of the year, and UNLV kicker Jose Pizano joined them as the Special Teams Player of the Year. UNLV quarterback Jayden Maiava was named Freshman of the Year. 
  • UNLV Head Coach Barry Odom was selected as the Coach of the Year, leading the Rebels to a 9-3 record and a spot in the Mountain West title game on Saturday in his first season with the program. This has been UNLV’s most successful season since 1984. 



Pos. Player Cl. Team

QB Chevan Cordeiro Sr. San José State

WR Tory Horton* Sr. Colorado State

WR Ricky White III Jr. UNLV

WR Jalen Royals Jr. Utah State

RB Ashton Jeanty So. Boise State

RB Kairee Robinson So. San José State

TE Dallin Holker Jr. Colorado State

OL Thor Paglialong Sr. Air Force

OL Cade Beresford Sr. Boise State

OL JC Davis Jr. New Mexico

OL Tiger Shanks Jr. UNLV

OL Frank Crum Gr. Wyoming

PK Jose Pizano Sr. UNLV

KR Jacob De Jesus Jr. UNLV


Pos. Player Cl. Team

DL PJ Ramsey Sr. Air Force

DL Ahmed Hassanein Jr. Boise State

DL Mohamed Kamara Gr. Colorado State

DL Tre Smith So. San José State

LB Bo Richter Sr. Air Force

LB Jackson Woodard Jr. UNLV

LB MJ Tafisi Jr. Sr. Utah State

LB Easton Gibbs* Jr. Wyoming

DB Trey Taylor Sr. Air Force

DB Jack Howell* Jr. Colorado State

DB Emany Johnson Sr. Nevada

DB Ike Larsen So. Utah State

P James Ferguson-Reynolds So. Boise State

PR Jacob De Jesus Jr. UNLV

*Two-Time First-Team Selection



Pos. Player Cl. Team

QB Jayden Maiava R-Fr. UNLV

WR Steven McBride Sr. Hawai‘i

WR Nick Nash Jr. San José State

WR Terrell Vaughn Sr. Utah State

RB Emmanuel Michel Sr. Air Force

RB Jacory Croskey-Merritt Sr. New Mexico

TE Mark Redman* Sr. San Diego State

OL Adam Karas Sr. Air Force

OL Kage Casey R-Fr. Boise State

OL Jacob Gardner Sr. Colorado State

OL Mose Vavao Sr. Fresno State

OL Cade Bennett* Jr. San Diego State

PK Jonah Dalmas Sr. Boise State

KR Terrell Vaughn Sr. Utah State


Pos. Player Cl. Team

DL Jalen Dixon Jr. UNLV

DL Devo Bridges Sr. Fresno State

DL Soane Toia Jr. San José State

DL Jordan Bertagnole Jr. Wyoming

LB Alec Mock Sr. Air Force

LB Andrew Simpson So. Boise State

LB Chase Wilson Jr. Colorado State

LB Levelle Bailey Sr. Fresno State

DB Carlton Johnson Sr. Fresno State

DB Morice Norris Jr. Sr. Fresno State

DB Noah Tumblin Sr. San Diego State

DB Cameron Oliver Jr. UNLV

P Jack Browning Sr. San Diego State

PR Tory Horton Sr. Colorado State

*Two-Time Second-Team Selection


Air Force: Matthew Dapore, PK; Jayden Goodwin, DB; Zac Larrier, QB

Boise State: Garrett Curran, OL; A’Marion McCoy, CB; Marco Notarainni, LB; Seyi Oladipo, DB; Alexander Teubner, S

Colorado State: Chigozie Anusiem, CB; Henry Blackburn, S; Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi, QB; Drew Moss, OL; Justus Ross-Simmons, WR

Fresno State: Erik Brooks, WR; Mikey Keene, QB; Malik Sherrod, RB; Jacob Spomer, OL; Tre Watson, TE

Hawai‘i: Pofele Ashlock, WR; Peter Manuma, DB; Brayden Schager, QB; Matthew Shipley, PK; Cam Stone, DB

Nevada: Dalevon Campbell, WR; Tongiaki Mateialona, LB; Brandon Talton, PK; Drue Watts, LB; Isaiah World, OL

New Mexico: Dylan Hopkins, QB; Alec Mareno, LB; Donte Martin, CB; Caleb Medford, WR; Zach Morris, CB

San Diego State: Kenan Christon, KR; Zyrus Fiaseu, LB; Dez Malone, CB; Jalen Mayden, QB; Mekhi Shaw, WR/PR

San José State: Fernando Carmona Jr., OT; Jay’Vion Cole, CB; Tre Jenkins, S; Anthony Pardue, C; Bryun Parham, LB

UNLV: Vincent Davis Jr., RB; Donavyn Lester, RB; Marsel McDuffie, LB ; Marshall Nichols, P; Jaxen Turner, S

Utah State: Micah Davis, WR/PR; Devin Dye, S; Broc Lane, TE; Hale Motu’apuaka, DL; Anthony Switzer, LB

Wyoming: Wyett Ekeler, S; Andrew Peasley, QB; Harrison Waylee, RB; Treyton Welch, TE; Wyatt Wieland, WR

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