Utah State Football Well-Represented In Athlon Sports Preseason All-MWC Teams

Jun 3, 2022, 11:16 AM
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Utah State Aggies quarterback Logan Bonner (1) throws a pass during the Mountain West Championship college football game against the San Diego State Aztecs played on December 4, 2021 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA. (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The defending Mountain West Conference Champion Utah State Aggies are well-represented on the Athlon Sports preseason All-MWC teams.

Utah State had 12 players appear on the four All-MWC teams that were released by Athlon Sports ahead of the 2022 college football season.

The Aggies have two players on the first team, three on the second team, three on the third team and four on the fourth team.

Cracking the first team for Utah State by Athlon is offensive lineman Alfred Edwards III and punter Stephen Kotsanlee. Quarterback Logan Bonner, offensive lineman Quazzel White and running back Calvin Tyler Jr. made the second team. Making the third team is offensive lineman Chandler Dolphin, wide receiver Justin McGriff and defensive end Byron Vaughns.

The four Aggies on the fourth team includes DT Hale Motu’apuaka, linebacker A.J. Vongphachanh, safety Hunter Reynolds and wide receiver Brian Cobbs. Utah State’s 12 players on the four teams ranks third in the Mountain West Conference, trailing Boise State with 15 and San Diego State’s 13.

Athlon Sports Preseason All-MWC Teams

First Team Offense

QB: Jake Haener, Fresno State
RB: Brad Roberts, Air Force
RB: Titus Swen, Wyoming
RB/All-Purpose: Jordan Mims, Fresno State
WR: Jalen Cropper, Fresno State
WR: Stefan Cobbs, Boise State
WR: Jesse Matthews, San Diego State
TE: Kyle Patterson, Air Force
C: Alama Ululave, San Diego State
OL: John Ojukwu, Boise State
OL: Everett Smalley, Air Force
OL: Alfred Edwards, Utah State
OL: Aaron Frost, Nevada

First Team Defense

DL: Viliami Fehoko, San Jose State
DL: Dom Peterson, Nevada
DL: Scott Matlock, Boise State
DL: Jonah Tavai, San Diego State
DL: Keshawn Banks, San Diego State
LB: Caden McDonald, San Diego State
LB: Vince Sanford, Air Force
LB: Kyle Harmon, San Jose State
DB: Patrick McMorris, San Diego State
DB: Evan Williams, Fresno State
DB: JL Skinner, Boise State
DB: Trey Taylor, Air Force

First Team Specialists

K: Jonah Dalmas, Boise State
P: Stephen Kotsanlee, Utah State
KR/PR: Jordan Byrd, San Diego State

Second Team Offense

QB: Logan Bonner, Utah State
RB: Calvin Tyler Jr., Utah State
RB: George Holani, Boise State
RB/All-Purpose: Toa Taua, Nevada
WR: Tory Horton, Colorado State
WR: Josh Kelly, Fresno State
WR: Dante Wright, Colorado State
TE: Treyton Welch, Wyoming
C: Leif Fautanu, UNLV
OL: Quazzel White, Utah State
OL: Frank Crum, Wyoming
OL: Isaac Cochran, Air Force
OL: Ben Dooley, Boise State

Second Team Defense

DL: Cole Godbout, Wyoming
DL: David Perales, Fresno State
DL: Blessman Ta’ala, Hawai’i
DL: Devin Phillips, Colorado State
DL: Christopher Herrera, Air Force
LB: Ezekiel Noa, Boise State
LB: Dequan Jackson, Colorado State
LB: Easton Gibbs, Wyoming
CB: Nehemiah Shelton, San Jose State
CB: Nohl Williams, UNLV
S: Tyreque Jones, Boise State
S: Jerrick Reed, New Mexico

Second Team Specialists

K: Daniel Gutierrez, UNLV
P: Aaron Rodriguez, New Mexico
KR: Jamaal Bell, Nevada
PR: Thomas Pannunzio, Colorado State

Third Team Offense

QB: Hank Bachmeier, Boise State
RB: DeAndre Hughes, Air Force
RB: Dedrick Parson, Hawai’i
WR: Micah Davis, Air Force
WR: Justin McGriff, Utah State
WR: Elijah Cooks, San Jose State
WR: Kyle Williams, UNLV
TE: Caleb Phillips, Hawai’i
C: Chandler Dolphin, Utah State
OL: Ilm Manning, Hawai’i
OL: Jacob Gardner, Colorado State

Third Team Defense

DL: Cade Hall, San Jose State
DL: Shane Irwin, Boise State
DL: Byron Vaughns, Utah State
DL: Jake Saltonstall, New Mexico
DL: Eliel Ehimare, UNLV
LB: Cam’Ron Carter, Colorado State
LB: Levelle Bailey, Fresno State
LB: Ray Leutele, New Mexico
CB: Noah Avinger, San Diego State
CB: Kaonohi Kaniho, Boise State
S: Tavian Combs, New Mexico
S: Tre Jenkins, San Jose State

Third Team Specialists

K: Brandon Talton, Nevada
P: Ralph Fawaz, Wyoming
KR: Thomas Pannunzio, Colorado State
PR: Luke Wysong, New Mexico

Fourth Team Offense

QB: Haaziq Daniels, Air Force
RB: Nathaniel Jones, New Mexico
RB: Kairee Robinson, San Jose State
RB: Chance Bell, San Diego State
WR: Justin Lockhart, San Jose State
WR: Brian Cobbs, Utah State
WR: Ty McCulloch, Colorado State
WR: Joshua Cobbs, Wyoming
C: Bula Schmidt, Fresno State
OL: Isaak Gutierrez, New Mexico
OL: Brandon Crenshaw-Dickson, San Diego State
OL: Eric Abojei, Wyoming
OL: Micah Vanterpool, Hawai’i
OL: Amani Trigg-Wright, UNLV

Fourth Team Defense

DL: Mohamed Kamara, Colorado State
DL: Isaiah Bagnah, Boise State
DL: Jackson Cravens, Boise State
DL: Hale Motu’apuaka, Utah State
DL: Jordan Bertagnole, Wyoming
DL: Austin Ajiake, UNLV
LB: A.J. Vongphachanh, Utah State
LB: Cooper McDonald, San Diego State
LB: Penei Pavihi, Hawai’i
LB: Michael Shawcroft, San Diego State
LB: Alii Matau, San Jose State
CB: Donte Martin, New Mexico
S: Hunter Reynolds, Utah State
S: Jack Howell, Colorado State

Fourth Team Specialists

K: Cayden Camper, Colorado State
P: Carson King, Fresno State
KR: Cameron Stone, Wyoming
PR: Stefan Cobbs, Boise State

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